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Webinar: Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Collaborative Leadership, Part One

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The National Public Health Leadership Development Network is offering a webinar, "Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Collaborative Leadership, Part One" on Monday, January 14 at 3 pm CST. Participants can expect to learn the definition of collaboration and critical competencies necessary for successful collaborative leaders, including when to use collaboration and the qualities and characteristics of effective collaborative leaders.

Webinar: Opportunities and Strategies for Improving Preconception Health through Health Reform

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is offering a webinar, "Opportunities and Strategies for Improving Preconception Health through Health Reform," on Tuesday, January 8 at 2 pm EST. The webinar will briefly describe preconception health and its importance on improving birth outcomes, as well as provide an overview of coverage for women's health while highlighting health reform.

Brief Describes Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

A new brief produced by the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law at the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center of the University of California at San Francisco describes implications of the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents. The brief discusses the current health insurance status of adolescents and the implementation of key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including what that will mean for this age group.

Teen Smoking Falls to Record Low

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

According to 2012 national survey results from the Monitoring the Future study, cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp hike in the federal tobacco tax. The overall proportion of teenagers saying they had smoked in the prior 30 days fell by just over a percentage point to 10.6%.
To view the study, visit:  http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/data/12data.html#2012data-cigs

Americans Are Living Longer but Suffer More Chronic Illnesses

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

"America's Health Rankings," the annual survey of the nation's health, has found that Americans are living longer, with fewer deaths from heart disease and cancer, but suffer from troubling levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and sedentary behavior. The 2012 report was sponsored by the United Health Foundation with help from the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention.
To view the report, visit: http://americashealthrankings.org

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