Issue 170

Dr. Iton Receives Public Health Award; to Keynote 2014 Conference in September

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-14

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, recipient of the 2014 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health. Dr. Iton will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference!

Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunities

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-11

The American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Voices for Healthy Kids program has several different types of grant opportunities addressing six priority areas: smart school foods; healthy drinks; marketing matters; food access; active places; and active kids out of school. 

Implementation of ICD-10 Delayed

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-11

With the signing of the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) ‘Patch’ bill April 1, comes a delay in the implementation of ICD-10. According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the transition to ICD-10 is, “inevitable and time-sensitive because of the potential risk to public health and the need to track, identify, and analyze new clinical services and treatments available to patients.” AHIMA officials say they will work to clarify outst

VFHK Toolkit: Don't Sugar Coat Our Future

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-11

Voices for Healthy Kids toolkit, Don't Sugarcoat Our Future, is designed to, "maximize interest and action to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages."  Together with a collection of parallel toolkits on other proven social change strategies to help kids live more active, healthful lives, we want to help focus and energize advocates around the country. 

Call For: Public Health and Prevention Research Input

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-11

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing, Driving Innovation through Federal Investments, on Tuesday, April 29 in G50 Dirksen Senate office building. The committee is accepting written testimony and encourages input on public health and prevention research. Submit written testimony by Thursday, April 24.

 

"Health Reform is here. Adapt. Plan. Lead."

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-11

Register today for the free health care reform planning tool - Leading through H

Butler County OEI Team Raises Awareness, Secures Funds

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-10

Butler County is one of nine urban areas participating in the Ohio Equity Institute in an effort to reduce Ohio's high infant mortality rate. In early April, Butler County team secured a $20,000 check from the Care Source Foundation in Dayton, OH, and additional money was raised during a gala and silent auction. Learn more by reading the Journal-News article Butler County effort to reduce infant deaths gets funding boost.

NICH Virtual Learning Series: Mastering Skin-to-Skin

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-08

The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality is offering a virtual learning opportunity, for hospitals and health care professionals, on how to, "overcome barriers to implementing skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth." Sign up for the three one-hour interactive virtual coaching sessions to be held April 29, May 13, and May 27 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

CDC: Vitamin K Shot Will Protect Babies from Developing Dangerous Bleeding

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-08

Babies are born with very little vitamin K in their bodies, which can lead to serious bleeding problems. In its' "Did You Know?" weekly feature, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support highlights the impact of a single vitamin K shot given at birth.

Webcast: Role and Potential of Communities in Population Health Improvement

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-08

Learn about the roles and potential of communities in improving health by participating in The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, April 10 at 8 a.m. PST. The workshop will, "feature selected speakers from communities across the United States who have taken steps to improve the health of their communities, and include discussion on the potential roles of communities for improving population health." Follow the webcast.

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