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New training for Promotores De Salud now available

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The U.S. Office of Minority Health has launched an online training program for Promotores De Salud (Community Health Workers). The training is available in English and Spanish.

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud (English):

Promoviendo Decisiones Saludables y Cambios en la Comunidad: Un Curso de Aprendizaje en Línea para Promotores de Salud (Spanish):

Potential Harm of Unnecessary Health Care

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The New Yorker has published an article in their Annals of Health Care issue on the avalanche of unnecessary medical care, which could potentially harm patients physically and financially and what can be done about it.

To read the article, please visit:


National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.

Please visit their website for these resources:


American Academy of Nursing Partners with Consumer Reports

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The American Academy of Nursing has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring health care recommendations developed by nurse leaders to consumers. The Academy’s “Choosing Wisely” list of things patients and nurses should question, has been developed into useful brochures by Consumer Reports for consumers to reference for common health practices and treatments.

To read more, visit


Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control have updated the prevention and treatment guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. These guidelines replace CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.


Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Thursday, June 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

Where we are born, live, work, play and age has a profound effect on our health throughout our lives. It is critical that policies to reduce health disparities address these social determinants of health in order to advance health equity.

During Men’s Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health is hosting a webinar, “Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color,” to bring greater awareness to issues impacting health and opportunities for minority men. Leading experts will examine strategies across public health, education, employment and justice sectors that seek to improve health outcomes for boys and men of color.

Who should attend: 
Community-based and nonprofit organizations, public health and health care providers, national advocacy organizations, policy makers and others who provide services to minority men and/or have an interest in men’s health.

Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to access the live session on June 25.

To register:

Webinar: Take Action: Recognizing and Building on Assets

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps – This webinar is part of the Take Action series, exploring how communities take action on the many factors that influence health. In this webinar, we will explore the benefits of an asset-based approach to building healthy communities. We will discuss how identifying and focusing on assets can enhance how people come together around a common cause. We will also highlight practical tools and resources from the Roadmaps to Health Action Center that can help you recognize and build on your own community’s assets. Our guest, Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of the Memphis Business Group on Health, will be joining us to talk about how community groups and organizations in the Memphis area have leveraged their assets to expand and align health improvement initiatives.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:00pm EDT

For more information:

Roadmaps to Health Action Center:

Healthy Eating Research – Building the Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 26, 2015
Application: Oct 7, 2015

For more information:

Summer Sun and Pool Safety

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Sun Safety

Protect your self from the summer sun with these tips from the American Cancer Society.

Pool Safety

Simple Steps Saves Lives. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe while having fun at the pool.

Watch the video: The Adventures of Splish and Splash.

Take one minute to make sure your family is safer this year by pledging to: Pool Safety Take the Pledge, there is one for adults and one for the kids.



Summer Weather Safety

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Learn how to keep yourself safe during severe weather this summer.

Also learn what to do during lighting storms. Lightning: What you need to Know