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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked with Lower Birth Weights

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

According to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights. Women who were vitamin D deficient in the first trimester of pregnancy- 14 weeks or less- were twice as likely to have babies who fell in the lower 10th percentile for weight when compared to other full-term babies.
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Grant Opportunity: Obesity Prevention in Young Children

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

As part of the overall effort to increase obesity prevention efforts, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (DNPAO) announces the opportunity to apply for funds to improve the quality of obesity prevention practices in ECE facilities.

Webinar: Fostering Healthy Families Through Stable Housing-The Role of the Health Care System

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

This webinar on the role of the health care system in fostering healthy living environments for families will feature health and housing experts discussing the following topics: the effects of unstable housing on children's health and the scope of the problem across the nation; the potential impact of health system changes, including Medicaid expansions and new funding for community health workers; the efforts of health plan foundations to improve access to stable housing; and additional opportunities for health care stakeholders to advance the health of at-risk families.

Webinar: Community Collaboration: Establishing Partnerships in Challenging Times

Published Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13

The National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center and Community Access to Child Health Program at the American Academy of Pediatrics will host a free webinar on how to build successful strategic partnerships and connections with families and the community. Healthy Tomorrows grantees and CATCH grantees and facilitators are especially encouraged to attend. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm CDT.

Call for Proposals: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities

Published Date: 
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.

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