Issue 175

World AIDS Day

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-12-01

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people world wide to unite in the fight against HIV. This year's theme encourages everyone to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV, with the ‘Think Positive: Rethink HIV’ campaign. Help tell the truth about HIV.

Webinar Series: Making It Work, Using New National Tools to Help Employers Support Nursing Moms

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-07-23

Altarum Institute with the Office on Women's Health, Every Mother, Inc., California WIC Association, and California Breastfeeding Coalition are hosting a series of webinars to help assist in usin new Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health worksite lactation resources.

Thursday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 3 PM EST, for breastfeeding coalitions, WIC staff, breastfeeding organizations, and breastfeeding educators REGISTER HERE

July 31 Webinar: How Considering Health Equity Strengthens Violence Prevention Efforts

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-07-23

Violence and fear of violence are major factors that undermine health and worsen health disparities. A webinar co-sponsored by the Defending Childhood Initiative of the US Dept. of Justice, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Futures Without Violence and Prevention Institute, looks at ways to develop and promote initiatives that prevent violence and address equity at the same time.

Scientists Developing an Implantable Contraceptive Computer Chip

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-22

In Massachusetts, scientists are developing an implantable contraceptive computer chip, controlled externally by a remote.  The chip is on track to enter the pre-clinical testing phase next year to guarantee safety and security of the device, and potentially be available for use by 2018.  While there are other contraceptive implants available, this would be the first to allow the woman to deactivate and reactivate it without a trip to the clinic, only.  The developers believe that this innovation is most important for

NPR Story: Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-22

A recent study has found that 40% of parents make significant errors in measuring medications for their children which is quite harmful to a child’s health.  Incorrect measurements of medicines results to about 10,000 calls to poison control centers each year.  This study suggests different measurements and dosing tools in order to prevent further risk to children.

NCLR Report: Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the US

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-22

The National Council of La Raza examines the challenges faced by millions of Latinos who live with one or more chronic conditions that affect their daily lives in

Funding Opportunity: NLC, Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals Initiative

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-22

Funding Opportunity - The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced the availability of grants of up to $50,000, "to build the capacity of municipalities to raise awareness of and increase participation in the federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs through the

CDC: Rise in Neighborhood Support of Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-17

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 54.5% of youth have access to parks or playground areas; recreation centers, community centers, or boys' and girls' clubs; and walking paths or sidewalks. Learn more about Physical Activity stats in your state by viewing the CDC's recently released State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014.

CityMatCH: Reflections on Equity and Infant Mortality

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-15

Last week, CityMatCH Executive Director Chad Abresch, presented Reflections on Equity and Infant Mortality to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. SACIM has been doing exceptional work to recommend a comprehensive strategy for infant mortality reduction to the Secretary.

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