Issue 179

BUILD Health Challenge: To Fund Innovative Community & Hospital Collaborations to Catalyze Healthy Communities

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-14

The national BUILD Health Challenge will fund innovative community & hospital collaborations to catalyze health communities. The jointly funded effort will give two kinds of awards – planning and implementation awards – to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofits, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of low-income neighborhoods within cities with populations greater than 150,000.

The Community Guide Task Force: New Recommendations on Tobacco Policy Interventions

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-14

The Community Preventive Services Task Force  recommends comprehensive tobacco control programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. The task force based evidence form a review of 61 studies, of which 43 examined the impact of local, state, or national programs on tobacco-related outcomes and 18 evaluated the relationship between program funding or strength of program effectiveness.

Nov. 20 Webinar: Introducing the MCH Measurement Research Network

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-14

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET, the Maternal Child Health Bureau Research Program will host a webinar "Introducing the MCH Measurement Research Network." It's part of the EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) webinar series that features special topics related to MCH research. Presenters Neal Halfon, MD, MPH, and Chrisina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA, discuss the following learning objectives:

Studies Indicate Many May Not Be Allergic to Penicillin

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-07

According to two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, most who think they are allergic to penicilling, infact, may not be allergic to the antibiotic. Read about the studies in this NBC News article, "Allergic to Penicillin?

WHO: Guidelines for Reducing Opioid-Related Deaths

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-11-06

The World Health Organization issued guidelines for, "reducing the number of opioid-related deaths, globally." The gudelines discuss risk factors, emergency response, prevention, and recommendations.

CDC Vital Signs: Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Screening

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-11-06

The CDC reports that despite,"cervical cancer screening is one of the greatest cancer prevention achievements," some women still develop or die from this disease. Furthermore, "important disparities persist in cervical cancer screening, incidence, and mortality." Nearly eight million women ages 21 to 65 have not been screend for cervical cancer in the past five years.

Future Resource: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Training Center

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-11-04

Case Review teams (CRT) play an important role in the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology. They help identify barriers to improving HIV care. CRTs consistently identify “access to mental health care” as a barrier. Many reviews show mothers living with HIV may have unique mental health issues that are not adequately addressed while receiving other care for themselves or their children. FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology sites continue to work with Community Action Teams to address mental health care for women living with HIV.

Tool Provides Customizable, Detailed Information for Improving Population Health

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-11-04

HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research Partnership for Prevention introduced an interactive tool, Community Health Advisor. It is an online resource with detailed information about evidence-based policies and programs to reduce tobacco use and increase physical activity in communities.

November: American Diabetes Month

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-11-03

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) predicts that by the year 2050, "one in three people will have diabetes." What's more is they point out that, "some communities are affected more severely (disparately impacted) by diabetes, but do not receive a commensurate share of the diabetes research, treatment and education." Learn more about the disparities and the work being done by the ADA to promote health equity.

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