Issue 157

Public Health Practice Stories From the Field

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering a new resource, "Public Health Practice Stories from the Field" to support health departments to implement practices that improve the delivery and impact of public health services and build capacity among state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies. To view the public health practice stories which have been submitted nationally, please visit the Public Health Practice Stories website.

Training Opportunity: 2013 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is offering a free two-week intensive training course to be held from August 5-16, 2013 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The course will provide an introduction to the principles and practice of health disparities research to provide the knowledge and research tools needed to conduct and develop interventions to eliminate health disparities. The application deadline is May 15, 2013, and applications can be submitted online. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by June 19, 2013.

Report: Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

A new report released by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation maps the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among women in the United States, including historical epidemiological trends; the current impact of HIV among women in the U.S.; major sources of prevention, care and treatment for women with and at-risk for HIV; attitudes toward and knowledge about HIV among women; and ongoing challenges and opportunities. To view the report, please visit the Kaiser Family Foundation website.

Call for Manuscripts: Women and Health Special Issue

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The Journal Women and Health has issued a call for manuscripts for a special issue, "Infectious and Other Disease Morbidity and Health Equity among Incarcerated Adolescent and Adult Women." This call invites papers presenting current research on disparities in infectious diseases or other diseases among incarcerated women, gender-related life concerns inside and outside of correctional facilities, contextual and other issues related to becoming a prisoner, and programs and services for women in jails, prisons, or on parole.

Funding Opportunity: Marketplace Navigator Grants

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced a new funding opportunity to support Navigators, who will help consumers understand new coverage options as they enroll in new Marketplaces and provide unbiased information about health insurance, qualified health plans, and public programs including the Children's Health Insurance Program. The funding opportunity is open to eligible self-employed invididuals and private and public entities applying to serve as Navigators with a Federally-facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace.

Request for Comments: Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Childhood and Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted for public comment its draft Research Plan on screening for iron deficiency anemia in childhood and pregnancy. The draft Research Plan is available for review and public commen through May 8, 2013. To review the draft Research Plan and submit comments, please visit the US Preventive Services Task Force website.

Report: Suicide Among Adults Aged 35-64 Years -- United States, 1999-2010

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a report, "Suicide Among Adults Aged 35-64 Years -- United States, 1999-2010," which found that suicide rates from 1999-2010 increased significantly across all four geographic regions and in 39 states. By racial/ethnic population, the greatest increases among men and women overall were observed among AI/ANs and whites; the suicide rate for AI/AN women increased by 81% and the rate for AI/AN men by 59.5%, while the rate for white women increased by 41.9% and for men by 39.6%.

Webinar: Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The American Public Health Association is offering a webinar, "Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health," on Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 pm EST. The webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their communities. To register for the webinar, please visit the APHA website.

Report: The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The Campaign to End Obesity has released a new report, "The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention Policies," which illustrates the importance for policymakers of long-term budget impact analyses of preventive health policies, specifically those aimed at obesity prevention. The study recommends that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the agency responsible for estimating costs of proposed federal legislation, develop the capacity to estimate the costs of these policies over a 75-year horizon.

Virtual Summit: The National Premature Infant Health Coalition Summit

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The National Premature Infant Health Coalition's Annual Summit will be held virtually from May 8-11, 2013, offering free educational sessions by webinar or live Facebook chat, including "How Providers Can Empower Parents," on Wednesday, May 8; "Collaborating with Legislators to Advocate for Prematurity, " on Thursday, May 9; and "Enhancing Safety and Outcomes with Evidence-Based Practices, " on Friday, May 10. Events are free and open to parents, providers, policymakers and others with interest in issues of prematurity.

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