Parents and educators play a critical role in developing youth; now there are two new initiatives to shine a spotlight on their efforts. The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is an independent nonprofit organization that connects research with civic voice to achieve high-quality public schools for all children in Duval County. Through its many initiatives, which recognize and empower teachers, JPEF engages communities in championing public education.
Young children have one of the highest rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergency department visits compared to all age groups, which represents a large public health burden for the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was directed by the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014 to compile a Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. In 2016, the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) partnered with Brunet-García to assist with the Report design, collateral, and dissemination plan.
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