Issue 193

Zika Resource for Children

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-26

Sesame Street and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have teamed up to teach children in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands how to avoiding contracting Zika virus. They have created two, thirty-second videos in Spanish, English, and Portuguese where Raya and Elmo discuss more effective ways to ward off mosquitoes than by using fly swatters. Sesame Street also created three printables as reminders to children to post around the house.

The final message displayed in posters and videos is “If the mosquito doesn’t bite, goodbye Zika!”

Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-19

An article from JAMA Neurology, examines recent studies indicating that epilepsy and seizures have been reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. Seizure symptoms are difficult to recognize in infants and young children, leading to the misdiagnosis or underreporting of cases of Zika virus-associated epilepsy.

TFAH: Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-04-14

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has released a new report, Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: A State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, 2017.  This report highlights the findings that “core funding for disease prevention and health promotion programs has declined by around $580 million federally and has remained flat in states since 2010 (adjusting for inflation)”.

Mountain States RHEC’s Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-12

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) is hosting a webinar training series covering the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of the National Standards of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), the impact of cultural needs assessments, and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities. With a goal of ending health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah, a large priority is placed on providing education and awareness of cultural and linguistic competency within the region.

Infections During Pregnancy - CDC Recent Publications

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-12

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) has released recent publications regarding infections during pregnancy. These publications highlight Zika virus and biological threats. Recent publications include:

EnRICH Webinar: Secondary Data Analysis in Autism Research

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-12

HRSA’s has announced a new webinar as part of the Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) webinar series. The webinar, Secondary Data Analysis in Autism Research: Using the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Data, will be at 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. The presenters include Paul Lipkin, MD, and J. Kiely Law, MD, MPH.

Register here.

Learn How to Apply for Zika Field Support

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-04-11

Learn How to Apply for Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Field Support for Local Health Departments

Call for Proposals: Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-04-10

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a call for proposals for the 

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