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Call for Proposals: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities

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Fri, 2012-07-13

The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs.

Deadline Approaching to Nominate a Young Leader

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

As a part of the recognition of its 40th anniversary, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor up to 10 leaders age 40 and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. The Young Leader Awards will be given to individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership in health and health care. The deadline for nominations is July 16th.
For more information about the Young Leader Awards, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/40years/index.jsp

Travel Scholarships Available for the 18th Annual MCH EPI Conference cohosted with the Annual CityMatCH Conference

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

Limited travel scholarships will be available for some conference participants who wish to attend the 18th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference cohosted with the 2012 CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference. Priority will be given to applicants who are conference speakers, participants with an accepted abstract, those who are currently conducting MCH EPI work, and students. Applications must be submitted online by Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Submission of an application does not guarantee automatic receipt of a travel scholarship.

One in Twelve Teens Has Anger Disorder

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that almost eight percent of adolescents experienced bursts of anger extreme enough to warrant a diagnosis of "intermittent explosive disorder," an adolescent mental illness. Researchers say the results warn of a "highly prevalent and seriously impairing disorder," according to the study, published Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
To view the abstract, visit: http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1206777

Childhood Abuse May Fuel Obesity Rates

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

A new study suggests sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adolescence may influence obesity during adulthood. Investigators reviewed the Black Women's Health Study, an epidemiological study that has followed a large cohort of African-American women since 1995, on early life experiences of abuse in relation to obesity. They discovered the risk of obesity in 2005 was approximately 30 percent greater among women in the highest category of physical and sexual abuse than in women who reported no abuse.

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