Issue 167

Webinar: Community Based Health Promotion

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-30

On February 11th at 1:00 pm EST, the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) will host a webinar entitled "Investing in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships." According to the NIHCM website, this webinar will highlight ways health plans and communities can work together to support healthy lifestyles.

Life Course Research Network: New Webinar Series

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-01-28

From the Life Course Research Network:

The Life Course Research Network is pleased to introduce a new webinar series on Using Existing Data to Examine Life Course Health Development. This series is designed to support researchers in utilizing existing data to examine how health develops over the life course, and to assist local and state MCH practitioners in utilizing existing data to examine the health status and needs of - and/or monitor progress in improving outcomes among - their target populations.

Adolescent Obesity Demonstrates Significance of Early Childhood

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-30

A new study in the United States finds that a child’s “weight fate” may be determined by age 5.  Nearly half of children who were obese by the eighth grade were already considered overweight by the time they started kindergarten.  Researchers believe that the critical window of opportunity to prevent obesity is much earlier in a child’s life, with the study showing that indicators for risk for obesity begin at a very early age. 

Webinar: Principles of Communication for the Epidemiologist

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-29

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) presents, "Principles of Communication for the Epidemiologist"

When: February 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Objectives: Describe general types of communication strategies; Understand how to identify communication strategies for specific audiences and; Describe key concepts to keep in mind when epidemiologists communicate with policy makers

HRSA: Connecting Kids Coverage National Campaign

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-30

From the Division of MCH Workforce Development, MCHB, HRSA:  "HRSA has partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign—a nationwide effort to enroll eligible children and teens in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Health Insurance Literacy Webinar

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-29

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Communications/Partner Relations Group invite you to a “Health Insurance Literacy” Webinar.

Health Reform Resources in Spanish

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-29

HIV Health Reform has compiled a list of health reform resources in Spanish.

APHA Call for Abstracts

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-01-29

The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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