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Report Card on Walkable Communities

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) is a coalition of organizations working together to provide an evidence-based plan to guide efforts that promote physical activity in the United States. NPAPA recently released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States: The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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Hypertension Control Champions

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

EvidenceNow is an initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with the goal of improving heart health by helping small and medium sized practices use the most recent heart health evidence. The Primary goal of EvidenceNow is to improve the heart health related care at more than 1,500 primary care practices in… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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Rural Health Workforce Webinar

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

On November 14, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST, you can view the webinar Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources and Outcomes from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This webinar is part of the Workforce Grand Rounds series from the HRSA, which was developed with the goal of expanding the pool of high quality health… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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APHA Natural Disaster Resources

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Get Ready Campaign from the American Public Health Association (APHA) released an emergency preparedness quiz. Test your knowledge about hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires or use it to educate others. After you take the quiz, take a look at some emergency preparedness factsheets from the Get Ready Campaign, or review their most recent newsletter. The… Read More »

Posted in: General

Oct

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Webinar: Financial Health Programming at FQHCs

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Nurse Led Care Consortium is sponsoring a webinar about the connection between physical health and financial health. Building Capacity for Social Determinants of Health Programming at FQHCs will discuss how financial health programming a Federally Qualified Health Centers can impact health outcomes. Case studies on this topic will also be presented. This webinar… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Oct

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AHRQ Report on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid use Disorder

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

A recent report from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality highlights factors related to medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in rural primary care settings. Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan presents three main findings from a literature review of scientific and grey literature: models of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Oct

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Violence Prevention Resources

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated their page on violence prevention. Resources on this page include statistics, infographics, and publications to prevent violence in all age groups. The CDC also describes funded programs and initiatives aimed at violence prevention. A recently published report, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Oct

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Partnering4Health Report

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Partnering4Health is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and between 2014 and 2017. Five national organizations were provided with CDC funding to support communities in their efforts to promote healthy lifestyle. The final aim of this project was to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, decrease obesity and reduce the… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

Oct

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Obesity and Cancer

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

A recent issue of CDC’s Vital Signs highlighted the link between obesity and some types of cancer. This article explains that while there are 13 types of cancer associated with obesity, over half of Americans aren’t aware of this link. Vital Signs also provides infographics about recent trends in obesity related cancers as well as… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Oct

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Community Health Resilience Tools

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The Community Health Resilience Initiative is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Health Affairs and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services. This public and private sector collaboration has a goal to develop a practical toolkit to strengthen community health resilience. Their website has a wide variety of resources… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness

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