Issue 163

Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (Equity Institute) Cohort 2 Announced

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-11-07

The CityMatCH Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (Equity Institute), funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, is pleased to announce its 2nd Cohort! The three (3) newly selected teams, led by CityMatCH member health departments, are located in Orange County, FL; Seattle & King County, WA; and Shelby County, TN.

Transforming a Community with Health in Mind

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-11-05

Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., Public Health Officer, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency; CTG staff Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., Child Health Medical Officer, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency,& Lindsey McDermid, M.S., Community Transformation Grant Program Director, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

"While, nationally, San Diego County has a reputation of a healthy population, more than 21 percent of the area’s population is obese and another 37 percent are overweight.

Good, Local Data, One of the Most Meaningful Tools for Improving Public Health

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-11-05

Good, Local Data, One of the Most Meaningful Tools for Improving Public Health

Dr. Arthur Davidson, Director of Public Health Informatics, Denver Public Health

Children's Dental Health Project: 1 Out of 3 Has Unmet Dental Needs

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-10-30

"As millions of families shop for medical and dental coverage on new state insurance marketplaces, a new survey reveals America's significant, unmet need for dental care. One out of three adults say that either they or a family member have a toothache or some other problem with their teeth or gums "that needs to be addressed." Other survey findings are below:

Assessing Evidence-Based Decision Making Capacity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-11-05

From the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: "A tool to assess evidence-based decision making capacity among public health professionals and organizations"

Webinar: Cultivating Prevention Champions: Making the Case to Local Elected Officials

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-11-04

Community prevention efforts are flourishing across the country. Working together, communities are finding unique local solutions to create safe, walkable streets, promote healthy food environments, support workplace wellness and safeguard tobacco-free air. Educating local elected officials about this process is often key to building a robust prevention coalition, and can result in high-profile prevention champions in local government. Please join Prevention Institute on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

CityMatCH and MCH EPI Conference Announcement

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-11-04

Conference 2014: It's just around the Corner! In 2012, participants had a remarkable opportunity to experience the annual CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference cohosted with the national MCH Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference. It was a huge success!

U of MN: Healthy Generations: the ACA and MCH populations

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-25

The Affordable Care Act:  How Will it Work and How Will it Affect MCH Populations?     What are the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  What are the primary mechanisms through which the ACA will meet its goals?  What is the potential impact of the ACA on women, children, adolescents, and immigrant families?  The HRSA-funded Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota just released a 36-page publication that addresses these questions.

AMCHP Pulse September/October

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-10-25

The most recent issue of Pulse, monthly newsletter from the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), features articles on COIIN, the Affordable Care Act, Preconception/Interconception health, breastfeeding, and Reproductive Life planning tools.  Read the September/October issue to learn more about the Best Baby Zones (BBZ) initiative, a collaboration between AMCHP, CityMatCH, and the National Health Start Association!

Urban Institute: Housing Finance Policy Center

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-10-24

From the Urban Institute: "Today, the Urban Institute launches its new Housing Finance Policy Center. This is a big moment for the Institute, and we wanted to be sure to share this exciting venture with you.

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