Issue 153

Webcasts: In the Know: Social Media for Public Health

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

The National Prevention Information Network is holding a series of six webcasts, "In the Know: Social Media for Public Health," each focusing on a different social media channel and providing basic information, tips, and hints for how to use these channels to meet individual needs. The webcasts are live events and will include presentations and an interactive section for questions.
For more information, please visit:
http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/features/feature_itk.asp

Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years and Adults Aged 19 Years and Older--United States, 2013

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

Each year, recommendations for routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults in the United States are developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In 2013, for the first time, recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years and adults aged 19 years and older are being published together.
To access the immunization schedules, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/

Quick Health Data Online 101 Training Sessions Now Available

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health will offer training for its online information system, a system that contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care. The next Quick Health Data Online 101 Training session will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 4-5 pm EST (basis training) and on Thursday, March 14 from 12-1 pm EST (focus on mapping).
To register, please visit:

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-02-20

The U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention have released a new report, "National Strategey for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action." The report includes 13 goals and 60 objectives across four strategic directions: wellness and empowerment; prevention services; treatment and support services; and surveillance, research, and evaluation.
To read the report, visit:

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged Up To 18 Years with Mental Illness--United States, 2009-2011

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention combines data from the 2009-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and analyzes them to calculate state and national estimates of cigarette smoking among adults aged up to 18 years who had any mental illness in the past 12 months. The report found that the prevalence of cigarette smoking is high among adults with any mental illness, especially for younger adults, those with low levels of education, and those living below the poverty level
To view the report, visit:

Study: Teen Births Fall to Record Lows

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

According to a recent National Center for Health Statistics report in the journal Pediatrics, births to teen mothers are now at a record low in the United States. The new birthrate is 31.3 births per 1,000 girls and women aged 15 to 19. Teenage birth rates fell eight percent from 2010 to 2011, and have plunged 25 percent since 2007 and 49 percent since 1991.
To view the study, visit:

Call for Applications: The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

CityMatCH, with funding from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes, a high-visibility, national movement of urban communities bringing a scientific focus to increasing equity in birth outcomes. The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes is a national initiative that brings a scientific focus to the persistent gap in birth outcomes. Institute teams will be based in local urban health departments, drawing in additional leadership and partners from other sectors.

Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health officials, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners, will host a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. The webinar will provide a brief overview of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlight collaborative efforts between state and local health departments and FQHCs, and explore opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs.
To register for the webinar, visit:

Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health Officials, is hosting a webinar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE framework on Feb. 26, 2:00-3:30 PM EST. This webinar will provide background information about the BRACE framework and provide lessons learned from Local Health Departments that have begun implementing the framework.
To register for the webinar, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hk873i7hrx44%20

Webinar: Life Course: Integration of Science & Practice

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is offering a webinar, "Life Course: Integration of Science and Practice," which will cover the MCH Life Course Framework, including how neurobiological and social determinants relate to health outcomes and the framework's relationship to programs and services to promote healthy weight. Online participants should register by March 12, 2013.
To register for the webinar, visit:
http://nutrition.utk.edu/seminars/HealthyWeightColloquium.html

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