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Grant Writing Workshops

University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops from the Higher Education – Technical Assistance Project (HETAP)

  • June 28-29: Alabama State University, Montgomery AL (full)
  • July 13-14: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1Yrqtoz

This hands-on, two-day workshop is for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; who are committed to working with underserved populations; and who want to build their institution’s capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.

Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events.

DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n

Disaster Lit®  searches

Disaster Lit®  recently added resources

  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events, http://1.usa.gov/1U8wNMX
    • Provides resources designed to help emergency medical staff create robust plans for mass critical care before an incident strikes their jurisdiction.
  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program, http://1.usa.gov/1ZR6eQ1
    • Provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans. 

The People’s Garden Initiative

The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as “The People’s Department.” Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1s8rlmi

CDC Protects Business From Chronic Health Threats to Major Emergencies

Business Pulse is a feature that offers businesses useful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Explore benefits associated with CDC’s work to protect Americans—including businesses and their workforces—from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies. Produced by the CDC Foundation, Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter. To learn more http://bit.ly/24GHMlF

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born. The NIH has developed free materials in English and Spanish, including an action plan, posters and a conversation starter postcard. Learn more about Moms’ Mental Health Matters and order free materials at http://1.usa.gov/1RZuGsv

June NIH News in Health

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health includes:

  • Can You Lengthen Your Life?
  • Seeking Allergy Relief
  • Complementary Approaches for Depression
  • Featured Website: Prescription Drug Abuse

NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Help for Emotional Distress following Mass Violence

People dealing with emotional distress from the Orlando shooting or any other disaster are encouraged to use the Disaster Distress Helpline.

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

“Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline that provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Spanish-speakers should text Hablanos to 66746. English speakers in U.S. territories text TalkWithUs to 1-212-461-4635. Calls and texts are answered by trained, caring counselors from crisis call centers located throughout the United States.”

Incidents of Mass Violence (SAMHSA): http://1.usa.gov/1U3QJ3n

Skin Cancer Prevention Resources from CDC

The Center for Disease Control has numerous shareable skin cancer prevention tools. The Sun Safety Tips for Men page has informational buttons to add to your website. The Skin Cancer Awareness page has infographics, fact sheets, a quiz and posters.

Sun Safety Tips for Men: http://1.usa.gov/1tlP1DV

Skin Cancer Awareness: http://1.usa.gov/1UpWcoO

 

Food Literacy Workshop Summary

The National Academies of Sciences, Engi­neering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recently published the workshop summary from Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior?, http://bit.ly/1U9tzL7. This workshop discussed various aspects of food literacy including

  • the role of consumer education, communication, and health literacy with respect to food safety, nutrition, and other health matters
  • how scientific information is communicated
  • how food literacy can be strengthened through communication tools and strategies

500 Cities Webinar

Hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

June 30, 2016 | 2 to 3 PM Eastern

Registration and information: http://bit.ly/22WylPA

The 500 Cities Project “will identify, analyze, and report city and census tract-level data, obtained using small area estimation methods, for 27 disease measures for the 500 largest American cities,” with representation from every state. The public website should be available by the summer of 2017.

Originally seen on Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health