Issue 199

New Ascend Website Launched

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-31

Ascend has launched a brand new website this month with a refreshed design. The new website features include the following:

  • A “Most Popular” feature on the homepage
  • A Leadership tab containing information about Ascend’s fellowship programs
  • The National Network/2Gen Learning Community page providing information on the Ascend Network
  • Resources such as publications, webinars, 2Gen Toolbox, blog, and more

Visit the website to learn more!

Human Impact Partners: 4-Part Webinar Series on Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-31

Human Impact Partners is hosting a 4-part webinar series, Advancing Health Equities in Local Health Departments, starting in November. This webinar series aims to address the question “What strategic steps can we take to advance health equity at our health department?” by providing success stories from health departments across the country and by providing information about the newly released Health Equity Guide.

CDC Release of 2015 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26

The CDC has released the 2015 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report along with updates to the interactive web display of ART success rates to reflect the latest data. Out of 231,936 ART cycles performed in 2015, 45,779 were banking cycles intended to freeze all resulting eggs or embryos for future ART cycles and in which a resulting pregnancy or birth was not expected.

NCCOR Youth Compendium of Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has released the first-ever Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium aims to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a multitude of activities that youth engage in. This five-year effort includes measures of energy expenditures of 196 youth activities ranging from sedentary activities to high energy activities such as running.

Healthy People 2020: Infographic Series

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-19

Healthy People 2020 has released a new infographic highlighting levels of tobacco use. Each month, Healthy People 2020 releases a new graphic showing progress toward leading health indicator targets, as well as showing where there is still work to be done.

National League of Cities: Institute on Advancing Education and Health through the Community Schools Strategy

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-19

The National League of Cities published an executive summary from its Mayor's Institute on Advancing Education and Health through the Community Schools Strategy, which highlights "ways in which mayors and city leaders are working at the intersection of education and health to improve outcomes for students." The report discusses the key findings from the second Mayor’s Institute in a series that will go through May of 2019.

CDC Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-10-18

The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is hosting a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar on Wednesday October 25th from 12:30- 2:00pm ET. The webinar will focus on the progress made towards the Healthy People 2020 objectives from two topic areas:

Release of CDC’s 2017 School Health Index

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-05

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools recently released its 2017 School Health Index (SHI). This self-assessment and planning tool can be used by schools to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It provides schools with an opportunity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their policies and programs utilized for promoting health and safety.

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