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Webinar: Circle of Life Multimedia Program

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health Resource Center is pleased to announce a webinar introducing the Circle of Life multimedia program, a holistic health promotion model to help students learn about making healthy choices to prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS. The webinar will take place on March 20, 2013 at 1 pm EST. To register for the webinar, please visit the Office of Minority Health's website.

Equity in the Digital Age: How Health Information Technology Can Reduce Disparities

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08

The National Council of La Raza has released a new report, "Equity in the Digital Age: How Health Information Technology Can Reduce Disparities," which discusses how health information technology offers opportunities to improve access to care, enhance health care quality, and create targeted strategies that help promote health equity. The report further examines some of the advancements in health information technology and its potential to shape the future health care experiences of diverse communities.

QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Ten Leading Causes—National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a QuickStat: Number of Deaths from Ten Leading Causes," based on 2010 data from the National Vital Statistics System. The first two leading causes of death, heart disease (597,689 deaths) and cancer (574,743), accounted for nearly 50% of all deaths.  To view the graphic, please visit the CDC website.

Infographic: Visualizing Health Policy: The Public's Health Care Agenda for 2013

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08

The Journal of the American Medical Association has released a new infographic, "The US Public's Health Care Agenda for 2013," part of the Visualizing Health Policy series, which takes a look at the U.S. public's priorities for health care in 2013. To view the infographic, please visit the JAMA website.

CityMatCH Member Health Departments Earn First-ever Accreditations

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08

The Public Health Accreditation Board has announced five-year accreditations for eleven public health departments, including CityMatCH members Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane, Washington. These certifications are the first-ever named by the Board. To view the full list of all of the accredited health departments, please visit the PHAB website.

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