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Call For Proposals: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Forward Promise is a $9.5 million initiative that focuses on innovative, community-based projects working to strengthen health, education, and employment outcomes for middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color.  With this call for proposals RWJF will award up to 10 grants of up to $500,0oo each to  support projects with preliminary evidence of impact in the following areas:

  • Alternative approaches to harsh school discipline that do not push students out of school
  • Solutions that focus on dropout prevention and increasing middle school retention and high school graduation rates
  • Mental health interventions that tailor approaches to boys and young men who have experienced and/or been exposed to violence and trauma
  • Career training programs that blend workforce and education emphases to ensure that students are college- and career-ready

Forward Promise reflects RWJF’s belief that it is essential to focus on what makes people healthy – or unhealthy – from a perspective that includes factors outside of the medical care system.  Social influences rooted in neighborhoods, housing, schools, jobs, and economic security have a powerful effect on our health.  Across most of these areas, however, boys and young men of color often have limited positive options.  Have a program with the potential to achieve fundamental breakthroughs in improving outcomes for young men of color?  Learn more about Forward Promise and submit a proposal today by visiting this site:  http://bit.ly/O03M5g

Application Deadline: October 10, 2012

Call for Abstracts: partnerships between academic health professions institutions and public health practice organizations

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Submit an Abstract to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice About Your Experiences with Academic Health Departments 

“In partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), PHF is calling for abstracts for an upcoming Academic Health Department (AHD)-themed issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Scheduled to appear in November/December 2013, this issue will highlight partnerships between academic health professions institutions and public health practice organizations, such as state or local health departments, which are designed to enhance public health education and training, research, and service.”  bit.ly/NHrtyU [Public Health Foundation]

Upcoming SAMHSA-HRSA webinars

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use condition.  The Center has regular webinars for health center and behavioral staff.  Registration is required and limited to 1,000 participants.

Upcoming webinars:

Integrating Behavioral Health in Community and Migrant Health Centers:  Motivation, Readiness, & Cultural Challenges
When: August 23, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm (Eastern)

Understanding the Disease of Addiction and the Recovery Process in Health Center Settings
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time

To see upcoming webinars and archived recordings of previous webinars: http://1.usa.gov/O5pHKK

National Health Center Week

Friday, August 10th, 2012

August 5-11, 2012, is National Health Center Week. According to HRSA, in 2011, community health centers provided care to more than 20 million patients in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.

Learn more about community health centers: http://1.usa.gov/ObqfA2

Read the Presidential Proclamation on National Health Center Week: http://1.usa.gov/NnPXOa

Action Steps to Address Health and Educational Disparities

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control has announced action steps to address health and educational disparities among students. Included are focusing programmatic efforts, raising awareness, building partnerships, and documenting impact. See more details here: http://1.usa.gov/ThTro8

Farmers Markets: USDA directory

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The summer is a great time to try new fruits and vegetables, but it can be a challenge to find locally grown food, especially for us city-dwellers.  The US Department of Agriculture makes it easy to find Farmers Markets nearby.  You can search for farmers markets by zip code and limit by products available and payment accepted (including WIC and SNAP).

Find a farmers market near you: http://bit.ly/Nz1Y63

Integrating Primary Care and Public Health

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The American Journal of Public Health has issued a special supplement on Integrating Primary Care and Public Health.  The issue’s articles are all open access, which means you can access them without a subscription.

Read the issue: http://bit.ly/NHttJ0

Green Space for Healthier Cities

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Disruptive Women in Health Care blog, http://bit.ly/Mj3eWr, says good air quality is an important factor in respiratory health. Fresh air can be hard to find in some urban areas, and planning for green space in cities can offset serious health consequences. Read more about the benefits of parks and open spaces, and planning them for your community: http://bit.ly/MjmNN7

Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a new guide, Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations. This guide offers guidance and tools for early identification of children and adolescents with mental health or substance use problems in various settings: child welfare; early and primary care; family, domestic violence, and runaway shelters; juvenile justice; and schools.

The report is available for electronic download at http://bit.ly/L6dCnZ

Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit Report: Aggregate Results from Urban Indian Health Organizations, 2007-2011

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Urban Indian Health Institute has released the Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit: Aggregate Results from Urban Indian Health Organizations, 2007-2011. This report provides a description of the annual Indian Health Service (IHS) Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit data collected by participating IHS funded Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs). Using Diabetes Audit data from 2007-2011, this report tracks the performance of UIHO diabetes programs in the context of the seven clinical Best Practices (adult weight management, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, eye care, foot care, and oral health) using select key measures.

The report is available for electronic download at http://bit.ly/N37h9L