Issue 162

Success in Savannah: Conference Highlights Quality and Innovation in MCH

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18

CityMatCH held its Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference on September 23 – 25 in the beautifully historic Savannah, Georgia. Conference attendees selected from a wide range of sessions emphasizing quality and innovation, including an MCH data track.  Experts and leaders from across the field spoke at the conference’s two plenaries.  

Dr. Federick Shaw, Ellen Volpe, Lo Berry, and Dr. Deborah Allen contributed unique perspectives during the first plenary, “Implications for Public Health in the Changing U.S. Health System."

PolicyLink: "Government Shutdown: Bad for Equity, Bad for the Economy"

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-10-10

A piece from our partners at Policylink, states: “Perhaps not surprisingly, low-income people and people of color have been hurt first and worst by the shutdown. Nearly two million federal workers will not receive a paycheck this week, and people of color are significantly represented among these workers—35 percent compared to 30 percent in the broader workforce.”

Huffington Post: "Government Shutdown is Bad News for WIC Program"

Published Date: 
Sat, 2013-09-28

A Huffington Post, “Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants and Children Program” from Arthur Delaney explores how the shutdown isn’t just bad for our national economy at large—it’s bad for our families and children. Programs like WIC and SNAP, which were placed in jeopardy by the shutdown, provide critical services to families most in need.

Resources Address Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Adolescents' Use of Health Services, and Bullying

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18

Child Trends has released three new resources addressing topics key to child and adolescent well-being: dating and sexual relationships, health services, and bullying. These resources include

Sunday, October 20: Children's Defense Fund and Washington National Cathedral to Host Gun Violence Forum

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18

The Children’s Defense Fund and Washington National Cathedral invite you to join them on Sunday, October 20th for a forum on ending the gun violence epidemic at 10:10 a.m., followed by a Children’s Sabbath Service at 11:15 a.m.

Washington Study Finds Attitude on Healthy Eating Matters More than Where You Shop

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18
Having a positive attitude towards healthy foods may be more important to diet quality than where people shop for groceries, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Public Health. Researchers from the School’s Center for Public Health Nutrition found that at low-cost supermarkets, for example, those with highly positive attitudes consumed twice as many fruits and vegetables as shoppers with neutral or negative attitudes towards healthy foods.

Survey Now Open for Tobacco Control and Prevention Specialists

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18

The National Board of Public Health Examiners, with the Foundation to Advance Public Health through Certification and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, is working with Applied Measurement Professionals to examine the feasibility of a subspecialty examination or credential for tobacco control and prevention specialists. ASPPH is asking public health workers concentrating on tobacco control initiatives to complete a short survey by clicking this link:

CSTE soliciting host state/local public health agencies for the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program!

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-18

CSTE is currently soliciting new applications from state and local public health agencies to host a fellow in the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program!

Host Site Applications will be accepted: September 16, 2013- October 21, 2013

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