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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:

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:

Read the Presidential Proclamation on National Health Center Week:

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:

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:

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:

Green Space for Healthier Cities

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Disruptive Women in Health Care blog,, 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:

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

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

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:

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,, 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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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: