Issue 173

Tools, Trainings, and Resources for Engaging Fathers

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-13

As many families across America are busy making plans this Sunday, Father's Day, for the special men in their lives, it's important to remember that-according to the National Center for Fathering-more than 24 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. The National Center for Fathering offers tools, trainings and resources focused on Engaging Fathers and Enriching Lives.
 

CDC: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States, 2013

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-13

Certain health-risk behaviors are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults in the United States. To compare the prevalence of these behaviors among subpopulations of students, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors six categories of risk behaviors among youth and young adults. This report presents findings for 2013.

Webinar Audio: Public Health Approach to Youth Violence

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-13

In April the Children’s Safety Network hosted a webinar featuring, Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC. Dr. Spivak was joined by Sarah Bacon, Lead Behavioral Scientist for CDC’s National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. The webinar provided an overview of the magnitude and burden of youth violence and how CDC is addressing current challenges in the public health approach to youth violence. Listen to an audio of the webinar here.

Report Reviews State of Public Health in the US and ACA's Affect on Health Disparities

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-06-10

In the May 28 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, reviewed the state of public health in the U.S. and how the Affordable Care Act can help reduce health disparities.

FDA and EPA Issue Draft Updated Advice on Fish Consumption

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-06-10

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a draft updated advice on fish consumption. Before issuing final advice, the agencies will consider public comments, and also intend to seek the advice of the FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee and conduct a series of focus groups.

RWJF to host National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-06-10

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is hosting a National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health:  Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health, scheduled for October 22nd - 24th in Washington, DC.  The event will also be webcast live. 

Supporting LGBT Youth

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-05

While many LGBT youth live happy, safe, and healthy teenage years, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, as a group LGBT youth are at an increased risk of suicide attempts, homelessness, alcohol abuse, and more.

CAFI Pilot Cohort Embarks on Year-Long Learning Collaborative

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-06-04

This week, CityMatCH convened a meeting in Los Angeles of teams from six cities for a two day training on the community adolescent futures initiative (CAFI) model. The six teams are part of a pilot cohort to embark on a year-long learning collaborative in which each city will explore their adolescent health data and apply it to their communities.

CDC: U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Hits Historic Low

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-06-02

Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, May 29, shows that the U.S. teen pregnancy rate hit historic lows in 2013. Women ages 15 to 19 experienced a 10 percent decrease in pregnancy rates. While this trend is in the positive direction, the U.S. teen pregnancy rates continue to be higher than other developed countries. There’s a great need for continued Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention education.

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