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Webinar-From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Description: This one hour Webinar is geared toward the primary care provider who works in an office setting. The Webinar will offer general preparedness strategies and ideas for how pediatricians and their office staff can prepare for disasters. Tips will be shared on how pediatricians can work to improve preparedness in families with children with special health care needs, as they are more vulnerable in disasters. The Webinar will also assist pediatricians to take concrete steps to strengthen office practices related to newborn screening and contingency planning. To register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/232227134, or e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org with your name and e-mail address.

Speakers:

  1. Scott Needle, MD, FAAP
  2. Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
  3. Timothy Geleske, MD, FAAP”

See more disaster preparedness resources from AAP: http://bit.ly/1n0apna

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes

From the Centers for Disease Control:

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups.”

Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3

CDC Blast Injury Mobile Application

A new iPad and iPhone app from the Centers for Disease Control helps hospital and pre-hospital personnel assess and treat injuries from explosions.

Learn more and download the app: http://1.usa.gov/1qDE9vY

Second Chances Act Solicitation: Reentry Mentoring for Young Fathers

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a solicitation for a new Second Chance Act grant program supporting the successful and safe transition of young fathers returning to families and communities after secure confinement.  The Reentry Mentoring Project will assist nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes in providing mentoring and comprehensive transitional services to young fathers – those no more than 24 years old at the start of services – with an emphasis on developing parenting skills.  Applicants should demonstrate a strong partnership between the mentoring organization and the department/entity responsible for the secure confinement facility.

Deadline: July 17, 2014

View the solicitation online (PDF file): http://1.usa.gov/1iYIoB3

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women

The purpose of this initiative from the US Department of Health and Human Services is to improve women’s health across the lifecourse by increasing the use of clinical preventive services.  This will be accomplished by increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance, raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services and supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services.  These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women’s health care providers who will develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services and provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services.

Application deadline: July 21, 2014

Read more about this funding opportunity online: http://1.usa.gov/1xiSjEW

Data Brief: Characteristics of Uninsured Adult Males by Race and Ethnicity

A new data brief released the the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health during Men’s Health Month examines the characteristics of uninsured adult males by race and ethnicity, using the most recent data from the 2012 American Community Survey.  Findings from the survey, which include information on social determinants of health such as poverty and education level, underscore the social and economic factors that should be considered in developing strategies to increase coverage and access to care for minority adult males.  The survey findings provide additional information on the patterns of uninsurance among non-elderly males prior to the establishment of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the Afffordable Care Act.

Download the Data Brief here:http://1.usa.gov/1kfmWTD

Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines “youth violence” as “when youth between the ages of 10 and 24 years intentionally use physical force or power to threaten or harm other people.” Youth violence can take different forms and can affect the whole community.

Everyone has an important role is stopping youth violence, according to the CDC’s Injury prevention & Control Program. Two new resources provide information and list step to take:  Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action http://1.usa.gov/1mltch1; and Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence http://1.usa.gov/1v3DJ0W

National HIV Testing Day is Friday, June 27

The Seattle Urban Indian Health Institute reminds us that  National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a fact sheet about HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs): http://1.usa.gov/1l8HH2N

The fact sheet details information about the number of HIV/AIDS infections, diagnoses and deaths; the challenges that the AI/AN population faces around HIV; and how the CDC is working to raise awareness and provide support in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

See more resources for promoting HIV testing from the national campaign at: http://bit.ly/1jfPQma

Intimate Partner Violence Community Action Toolkits

The National Center for Transgender Equality announces two new toolkits which provide resources for communities, survivors and advocates to address intimate partner violence against people of color and transgender people. The kits are produced by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs in association with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Black Justice Coalition, the Gay and Lesbian Taskforce and Trans People of Color Coalition:  http://bit.ly/1nDGnXl

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers new topic page

The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.

To see the topic page, visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov: http://1.usa.gov/1st3vQ7