Archive for the ‘Inner City’ Category
Monday, April 16th, 2012
Throughout the country, people are coming together with a shared vision, strong leadership, and commitment to making needed and lasting changes that broadly improve community vitality. This is happening in large urban settings and small rural ones; it’s happening in places with tremendous resources and in places with few resources to draw from; it’s happening in places with relatively few health challenges and in places where the challenges are many and daunting.
The Roadmaps to Health Prize is intended to honor these successful efforts and to inspire and stimulate similar activities in communities across the country. The invitation to apply for this prize is being extended to all communities throughout the U.S.
Up to six $25,000 winning communities to be announced in early 2013.
Brief notice of intent to apply due May 31, 2012; full application due June 7, 2012.
More information: www.countyhealthrankings.org/prize
Monday, April 16th, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a funding opportunity for Healthy Food Financing Initiative projects designed to improve access to healthy food. The Community Economic Development program (CED) will provide up to $10 million of funding to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects located in food deserts and designed to improve access to healthy, affordable foods. Applications are due June 5th.
For more information – http://ow.ly/aeuT8 [Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, April 11, 2012]
Monday, April 9th, 2012
County Health Rankings 2012 was released on April 3, 2012. The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights.
This year’s edition includes the addition of the County Health Roadmaps to show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.
Visit the website and see how your county ranks: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ .
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
March 10, 2012 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day…a time each year when organizations and communities across the United States come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested, and how to live with and manage HIV and AIDS.
In 2009, women comprised 51% of the US population and accounted for 23% of new HIV infections. Of the total number of new HIV infections among women, 57% were among black women, 21% were in white women, and 18% were in Latina women. The rate of new HIV infections among black women was 15 times as high as that of white women and over 3 times as high as that of Latina women in 2009. http://1.usa.gov/abeneH [CDC]
Monday, March 5th, 2012
The combination of two evidence-based practices—supported employment and permanent supportive housing—shows promise in addressing chronic homelessness among adults with serious mental illness. Research reported in the March issue of Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), found good housing and employment outcomes in a demonstration project with this difficult-to-reach group.
For the complete press release from APA:http://ow.ly/9scF7 [MedlinePlus News, March 1, 2012]
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
A new study from the American Cancer Society found that declines in deaths from melanoma, a kind of skin cancer, are limited to those with the most education. Deaths from melanoma among non-Hispanic whites ages 25 to 64 have been falling since the early 1990s. But it had not been known whether death rates differed according to education level. The study focused on whites because they are at higher risk for developing melanoma – 5 times as likely as Hispanics and 20 times as likely as African-Americans. http://bit.ly/ybQawF [cancer.org]
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) awarded $9.1 million in funding to medical students in 30 States and the District of Columbia who will serve as primary care doctors and help strengthen the health care workforce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday at the Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center, a community health center in Los Angeles, Calif.
To read the complete announcement: http://ow.ly/93PUG [HHS Press Release, Feb. 13, 2012]
Monday, January 30th, 2012
In a new report, Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report, the Alliance for Biking & Walking ranks all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding, and other factors.
To access highlights and the full report, go to: http://ow.ly/8L4q1 [PHPartners.org]
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Coming soon to public television: A new 4-hour series,” Designing Healthy Communities”, in which host/narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression.
For more information: http://designinghealthycommunities.org/ [Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, Jan. 19, 2012]
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Nurse I Am Scholarship
Application deadline: Mar 1, 2012
Scholarships to nursing students.
2012 Minority Nurse Scholarship Program
Application deadline: Feb 1, 2012
Annual scholarship program to help outstanding students complete their studies leading to a BSN degree.
[Rural Assistance Center]