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CDC Tools for the Prevention of Excessive Drinking

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-08-17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density for the use of public health practitioners to measure alcohol outlet density at the state and local levels. Alcohol outlet density is “the number and concentration of retail alcohol outlets in a defined geographic area”.

RWJF 2018 Culture of Health Prize Call for Applications

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced a call for application for its 2018 Culture of Health Prize. The deadline for applications is November 3rd. This annual award is a competition honoring communities that “have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well.” Winning communities will receive $25,000 and have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country.

The Harkin Institute Wellness Initiative

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University is in the process of creating a report to highlight wellness and nutrition initiatives and programs. With plans to share this report with people, communities, businesses, and legislators The Harkin Institute hopes that these programs will aid other groups in implementing their own wellness and nutrition programs within their communities and organizations.

FDA Focus on Prevention of Youth E-cigarette Use

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is pursuing a strategic, new public health education campaign directed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids.

National Academy of Medicine: The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

An article from the National Academy of Medicine, The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity, explores the impact of adverse community experiences on diet and activity related illnesses.

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