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Apr

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Addressing Public Health Crises: Suicide and Opioid Addiction

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

During National Public Health Week, April 3-9, we celebrate the progress we’ve made helping people live healthier lives and those public health professionals who have helped us make that progress. But one hallmark of public health is life expectancy, and the United States just experienced a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Public Health, Rural

Apr

03

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Intro to Mapping and Reporting on Community Commons

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm CT New to Community Commons or wanting to learn more about the free tools available on the site? Register for this intro webinar and learn how to make, save, and export a basic map and community health needs assessment. About Community Commons (from CommunityCommons.org) Community Commons is a place… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Mar

30

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Raising Community Voices: The Power of Storytelling in Public Health

Posted by on March 30th, 2017 0 comments

Thursday, April 6, 2017  11am-12:30pm PST / 2pm – 3:30pm EST Join us for the next event in the Health Communication Matters Webinar Series during National Public Health Week to learn how to use storytelling to advance public health goals for the communities you serve. This webinar will have presentations from two creative professionals. First, Andrea… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Mar

30

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Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant

Posted by on March 30th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Aetna Foundation requests proposals for the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant. The program is “geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and state/local government agencies that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental United States.” They invite applications “that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental,… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

29

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Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Webinars

Mar

29

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National Public Health Week April 3-9, 2017

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has a website showcasing ways you can participate in National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 3rd through 9th, 2017. You can join in the twitter chat on April 5th, become a NPHW partner, post events you will be hosting, and much more. There is also a toolkit, complete with fact… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Mar

27

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Become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 0 comments

“Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program. The following types of organizations can be sponsors: Public or private nonprofit schools Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government Private… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Public Health

Mar

24

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Food Product Dating Information and Factsheet

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Mar

24

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

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All of Us Research Program

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

As part of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the NIH is leading the effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers to extend precision medicine to all diseases. The All of Us Research Program, formerly known as the PMI Cohort Program, will be a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Public Health

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