Issue 192

CityHealth: Creating the New Gold Standard for Health and Well-being in Cities

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

CityHealth conducted an assessment of the nation’s 40 largest cities and how their policies that can make genuine, lasting impacts in residents’ everyday quality of life. The assessment provides recommendations that are based on evidence, backed by experts, and are of bipartisan support. The cities are ranked into either bronze, silver, or gold based on their policies. Some of the policies assessed include paid sick leave, affordable housing, complete streets, alcohol sales control, and tobacco 21.

CMS Innovation Request for Information: Alternate Payment Models

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently released a Request for Information "seeking input on the design of alternative payment models focused on impro

HRSA DataSpeak Webinar: Moving the Needle on Maternal Health

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

HRSA has posted a recording of the DataSpeak webinar, Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: Updates on Federal and State Initiatives. This presentation, recorded in December of 2016, focuses on maternal and women's health initiatives, discussing how maternal health leaders can achieve reductions in maternal deaths through collaboration and quality improvement.

The Economist: America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Worsening

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

The Economist has published a new article, America's Opioid Crisis is Worsening.  The report describes the losing battle that states are facing against fatal drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.

AMCHP Webinar: Assessment of the Title V Workforce- March 30th

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

During the summer of 2016, AMCHP conducted an assessment of the Title V workforce to assess the scope, staff, and training needs of state Title V programs.

The Flavor Trap: How Tobacco Companies Are Luring Kids With Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes and Cigars

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association have issued a new report, 

Health in All Policies: Experiences from Local Health Departments Report

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released a new report,

CDC Report: Public Health Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-03-15

CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report discusses public health strategies to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from a recent Public Health Grand Rounds presentation. Highlighted strategies include the following:

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