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National Report Ranks Cities and States for Bicycling and Walking

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]

Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Do you live in the Southwest Region of the US?  The newest Tox Town scene, US Southwest, provides good information on the hazards of fracking, uranium tailings, and much more. The complete site , provided by the National Library of Medicine, is also available in Spanish.

Visit the site: http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/southwest/flash.php .

Scope of FY 2011 Prevention and Public Health Fund Funding

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some colorful, user-friendly charts that help capture the scope of FY2011 Prevention and Public Health Fund funding in all 50 states — FY11 PPHF Cooperative Agreement / Grant Awards by State (By Award Amount) and FY11 PPHF Cooperative Agreement / Grant Awards by State (By Number of Programs).

View FY 11PPHF Cooperative Agreement/Grant Awards by State (By Award Amount) – http://ow.ly/8AA2n  - or (By Number of Programs) – http://ow.ly/8Azzg . [Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, Jan. 19, 2012]

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has funded the expansion of the County Health Rankings to form a new, broader program called the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

The County Health Roadmaps project aims to build on the call to action of the County Health Rankings by supporting efforts to move forward and take action to improve the health of communities.

Visit the website at: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/roadmaps [County Health Rankings E-News, Dec. 16, 2011]

Register Today For The 21st Annual Western Migrant Stream Forum

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Camino A Cambio – A Movement Toward Health, Well-Being and Justice

February 15-17, 2012 in Portland, OR

The Western Migrant Stream Forum brings together a broad representation of migrant health professionals and advocates for the purposes of education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and policy development.  Join them to learn about current issues, policy and programs related to the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Please visit the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association’s (NWRPCA) web site for complete details and registration information: http://nwrpca.org/conferences/western-migrant-stream-forum.html.  Early registration discount expires on January 27, 2012.

Scholarships are available to qualifying individuals and organizations.  The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  Applications can be downloaded from the NWRPCA web site: http://nwrpca.org/images/stories/2012/WMSF/2012_WMSF_Scholarship_Application.pdf

[CHW-Outreach list]

A River of Recipes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you tired of plain old turkey and dressing? Want to try some Native American recipes this Thanksgiving? The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service provides a selection of recipes to help people use the commodities it distributes. One resource in this collection is A River of Recipes http://1.usa.gov/uqjIzX, which includes several Native American dishes. So, if blue corn flapjacks or Buffaloaf sound tasty to you, take a look. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! [USDA]

New Patient Education Resources from Health Roads Media

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Healthy Roads Media has posted Spanish versions of three new diabetes topics (Diabetic Eye Problems, Diabetic Kidney Problems and Diabetic Nerve Problems). These free materials are in both video (web-video and downloadable iPod video) and handout formats. They can be accessed for free at: http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/diabetes.htm or http://bit.ly/t793TP. There is also a new video format that can be used in closed-circuit television and/or video on demand systems (CCTV/VOD). This is part of a pilot program to explore ways to develop and disseminate health education materials in ways that help ensure health information access to diverse populations in many different settings. [Healthy Roads Media]

Got Drugs? 2011

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Diversion Control  has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Check the website to find a collection site near you. http://1.usa.gov/emZVTu [DEA]

Public Health Social Media Directory (Map) from SAMHSA

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Information Tools now has a Public Health Social Media Directory displayed in map form. Public health agencies are displayed on a U.S. map; zooming in allows you to see individual organizations and the social media tools they use.

Go to http://ow.ly/6UXtR to see more. [SAMHSA Information Tools, http://info.samhsa.gov ]

Webinar – County Health Rankings 101

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Heard of the County Health Rankings but want more information on how to use them in your community? If yes, then the County Health Rankings 101 Webinar is for you.

This webinar will occur on October 24, 2011, at 2:00 pm CDT (3:00 pm EDT). Go to http://ow.ly/6SNIV to register for the webinar. [County Health Rankings website]