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Archive for the ‘Inner City’ Category

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

Where You Live and Your Health

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

“Designing, planning and developing healthy, affordable homes in neighborhoods of opportunity can dramatically improve health outcomes and promote health equity — all while boosting the local economy”, says the Health Justice CT blog: http://bit.ly/LDlZJ8.

Cooperation between urban planners, local and state governments, and public health departments is needed to provide a healthy environment. A recently released policy brief by the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health, http://bit.ly/KNpjjw, makes the case for formalizing such partnerships and outlines specific steps.

Funding Roundup

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Family and Youth Services Bureau Basic Center Program

Administration for Children and Families  - Grants to establish programs that address needs of runaway and homeless youth.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 9 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/Kg6zna

 

Family Respite Care Grant

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Funding to help alleviate the cost of respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: November 1 2012

More information: http://bit.ly/Mf59gC

 

Affordable Care Act  – Grants for School-Based Health Center Capital (ABHCC) Program

Bureau of Primary Health Care  - Grants to support school-based health center efforts to expand capacity to provide primary healthcare services to school-aged children.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: June 26 2012

More information: http://bit.ly/JX6U32

 

National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care

Indian Health Service  - The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to meet community needs for the enhancement of HIV/AIDS testing activities and the provision of HIV/AIDS-related services among AI/AN people. Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 30 2012

More information: http://bit.ly/MHE06h

 

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children

Health Smiles, Healthy Children – Grants to support local service initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: August 1 2012

More information: http://bit.ly/KWPpwQ

 

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

CVS Caremark  - Grant support to organizations that are most effective at creating positive and measurable outcomes for children with disabilities and providing healthcare services for underserved populations.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 29 2012

More Information: http://bit.ly/Ma7f1d

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Preparing for 2014: Findings from Medicaid Research with Lower-Income Adults in Three States

Thursday, June 7 1:00pm – 2:30pm CST

Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/Ly6JYL

 

Prescribing Medications to Individuals Who Are Homeless

Thursday, June 7 1:00pm – 2:30pm CST

Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/M8IXCa

 

Creating Rural Wealth

Tuesday, June 12 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

Sponsored by Southern Rural Development Center

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/M8JqnV

 

Innovating within Healthcare Reform: The Rural Response to Changing Payment and Delivery Models

Tuesday, June 12 noon – 1:00pm CST

Sponsored by Colorado Rural Health Center

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/KRhQi2

Community Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding Community Services for Children and Families

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Announcement from the  Health Resources and Services Administration -

Community Services Locator: Online directory for finding services for children and families in the communities in which they live. Developed by the Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University

Available here: http://bit.ly/JM62cS

La Mesa Completa Toolkit (Spanish): Bringing Nutrition Assistance to Hispanic Communities Across the Nation

Friday, June 1st, 2012

La Mesa Completa Toolkit is an e-tool, written in Spanish, made for Spanish-speaking faith and community leaders to learn about the various ways in which they can partner with USDA to ensure that Latinos have access to federal nutrition programs. More than one in four Latinos is food insecure, and Latinos access USDA nutrition assistance programs at the lowest rates of any demographic group. The toolkit is a .PDF file that navigates like a website and includes helpful links, best practices, stories, and even videos of personal testimony. La Mesa Completa Toolkit is available only in Spanish and is available online at http://1.usa.gov/L9C0kV.

Additional information, in English and Spanish, on USDA’s Latino Outreach efforts is available at http://1.usa.gov/Kg9diR

MakingHealthEasier.org: Social Networking Website for Obesity and Tobacco Issues

Friday, June 1st, 2012

MakingHealthEasier.org is an interactive social networking site that provides a space for Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) communities and their partners to share stories and resources and engage with the public and other communities around obesity and tobacco issues. Led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is a locally driven initiative supporting urban, rural, and tribal communities over a two-year period to make positive and long-lasting changes that will help to reduce obesity, tobacco use, and exposure to secondhand smoke.

On MakingHealthEasier.org, members can:

  • Follow progress being made in CPPW communities across the country
  • Learn about ways to get involved
  • Find events happening in their communities
  • Connect to others across the country who are passionate about creating healthier communities
  • Participate in discussions that inspire, motivate, and result in change

Additional information is available at http://bit.ly/L5NQ37