Archive for the ‘Regional Information’ Category
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]
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
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]
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]
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]
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 ]
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]
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and HandsOn Network have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of Americans will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 22, 2011. Check for events in your state. http://bit.ly/93Bu0a
Monday, September 19th, 2011
FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Shipped By Jensen Farms
The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms of Granada, Colo. The majority of the patients reported eating cantaloupe marketed from the Rocky Ford growing region. FDA’s traceback data from the State of Colorado about their confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes have identified a common producer of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. That producer is Jensen Farms. Although the investigation is ongoing, no other Rocky Ford cantaloupe producer has been found in common in the Colorado traceback.
Jensen Farms is voluntarily recalling Rocky Ford Cantaloupe. The recalled cantaloupes were shipped from the Rocky Ford growing region of Colorado from July 29 through September 10 and are potentially linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. The recalled cantaloupes were distributed to at least 17 states with possible further distribution.
The full report and FDA warning can be read here: http://1.usa.gov/poYuox
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
To the sound of traditional Lummi Nation songs and blessings (http://bit.ly/qFAdDR) , on Monday, September 12, the NLM Health and Healing Totem heads out on its 4,477-mile cross-country journey from Semiahmoo, WA, to the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The Health and Healing totem will reside in the NLM Herb Garden as a prominent feature of the Library’s Native Voices exhibition, opening October 6, 2011. [http://nlmtotem.wordpress.com/]