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Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8–15 Years, 2005–2012

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Number 158, July 2014.

Key findings:

  • About 30% of children and adolescents aged 8–15 years in the United States misperceive their weight status. Weight status misperception is more common among boys (32.3%) than girls (28.0%).
  • About one-third of Mexican-American (34.0%) and non-Hispanic black (34.4%) children and adolescents misperceive their weight status compared with non-Hispanic white children and adolescents (27.7%).
  • Approximately 81% of overweight boys and 71% of overweight girls believe they are about the right weight.
  • Nearly 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls consider themselves to be about the right weight.

Sarafrazi N, Hughes JP, Borrud L, et al. Perception of weight status in U.S. children and adolescents aged 8–15 years, 2005–2012. NCHS data brief, no 158. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.

To read the full report go t0: http://1.usa.gov/1rcSs93

Free webinar: Coverage to Care

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Coverage to Care (C2C) is a national initiative designed to help answer individual’s questions about their new health insurance and to help them take advantage of their benefits to obtain primary and preventive care. Read more about C2C here: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x

C2C will conduct a free webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/1x2PuFV.

Gender-based Violence in Higher Education

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the Avon Foundation for Women has made a new resource available: Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Women make up the majority of the overall college populations, and continue to be at risk for gender-based violence.

The document provides guidance for developing policy and practice which supports a culture of respect and non-violence  on campuses and beyond. The guidelines are designed to help campus administrators implement policies that protect students from sexual abuse: http://bit.ly/1lwM60x.

Tips From Former Smokers

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has updated their resource: Tips From Former Smokers: http://1.usa.gov/19R30BY. This campaign features stories from former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities. Find statistics, videos, podcasts and other resources you or your organization can use to raise awareness.

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Monday, July 21st, 2014

This month is Juvenile Arthritis Month. The Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis health topic page on MedlinePlus has a number of resources for parents, children and teen. Resources include information on diagnosis, treatment, disease management and coping.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1o0eOeZ

New Guide To Clinical Preventive Services Available

Monday, July 21st, 2014

From the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ):

“The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014, a comprehensive resource that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. The guide also can be used as a teaching tool for new clinicians as they learn about clinical preventive care. The 2014 guide includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 version, in a format meant for use at the point of patient care. It also includes information about topics in development, clinical summary tables and additional resources. The guide is available in both electronic and print versions. Bulk orders can be made via email or phone, (800) 358-9295. An e-book version of the publication will be available later this year.”

Access and order the guide: http://1.usa.gov/1wEU2SK

Webinar: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization

Monday, July 21st, 2014

From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

“We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.


What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage


Who should attend:
Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment. 


When:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT 


How:

Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588

**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar. 

 
For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.”

 

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators Webinar on Substance Abuse

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Join HealthyPeople2020 and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a free webinar on the importance of substance abuse prevention and the progress being made to address this issue. This webinar, which takes place July 24 at 11am Central, includes three presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies. CME, CNE And CHES credit available.

To register and view the complete webinar information (including presenter bios), visit the webex registration page: http://bit.ly/1rnbw83 

Don’t Miss the Signs: Skin Cancer

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Check out the Skin Cancer health topic page on MedlinePlus for important information in prevention, screening, treatment and research. Information is available in English, Spanish and seven other languages.

Skin Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1noBpNc

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes

Monday, July 7th, 2014

From the Centers for Disease Control:

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups.”

Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3