Issue 172

Health, United States 2013 is Now Available

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-05-19

This May, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the 37th report on the health of the nation entitled Health, United States 2013. The series, "presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics." Read more about the report's assessment of Child and Adolescent health and Women's Health.

SAMHSA National Prevention Week May 18-24

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-05-19

Today marks the start of National Prevention Week a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-supported annual health observance. The week is, "dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues." Learn more about 2014 National Preventioin Week by visiting the SAMHSA's Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. campaign webpage.

National Women's Health Week Presidential Proclamation

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-15

To kickoff National Women's Health Week May 11-17, President Barack Obama said, "I encourage all Americans to celebrate the progre

The Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities Regional Grant

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-14

GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities
This program supports community-based initiatives that encourage Healthy Eating and Active Living. Applications will be accepted in two cycles:

Cycle 1    April 10 - June 5
Cycle 2    June 16 - July 30

Grants will be awarded at two levels:

$25,000 or $50,000

Learn more about program guidelines.

AUCD Webinar May 27: Birth to 5 Watch Me Thrive!

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-14

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them. Federal agency representatives will discuss the recently released Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, during a free webinar May 27, 2014 from 4 to 5 p.m., EST.

CDC Fact Sheet: Mental Health Among Women of Reproductive Age

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-05-13

As part of National Mental Health Awarensess Month, the CDC released a fact sheet, "Mental Health Among Women of Reproductive Age" to highlight research and surveilland work in this area.

NIHCM Foundation March 2014 Issue Brief: Born Too Early

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-08

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation's March 2014 issue brief dicusses the health risks and costs associated with early elective deliveries, federal government and national initiatives to support full-term pregnancies, and health plan foundation approaches to reducing EED.

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