The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.
Funds may be used for:
- Maintenance and sustainment for contracts, warranties, repair or replacement costs, upgrades, and user fees may be allowable.
- Operations and safety activities such as:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Wellness and fitness programs
- Modifications to facilities
- Vehicle acquisition
- Joint/regional interoperability projects
For additional grant information and eligibility requirements, visit http://bit.ly/HN6qgA
Provides evidence-based resources on topic areas and objectives of the Healthy People 2020 agenda for improving the Nations health. http://1.usa.gov/176o4kX
NIH/National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP): Recognizing November as National Diabetes Month. Find resources–including a Social Media Toolkit, inforgraphics, and sample Facebook and Twitter posts–to help your community or organization spread the word. http://1.usa.gov/1hnw5Ne
FDA/Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP): Continuing Medical Education(CME)/Continuing Education (CE) e-learning course. The Bad Ad Program and Prescription Drug Promotion. This course is designed to increase awareness among practicing health care professionals about misleading drug advertising and promotion. http://bit.ly/17bkXtb
The Nurses Health Study is recruiting for its third round. The most recent Nurses’ Health Study is examining health issues related to lifestyle, pregnancy and fertility, and environment. Researchers are now working to recruit female registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and nursing students ages 20 to 46 who live in the U.S. or Canada. http://bit.ly/18b5Ik5
The Rural Assistance Center and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy hosted a webinar on October 1, 2013 focused on HIV/AIDS in Rural America. In an effort to reach stakeholders and in support of the National AIDS Strategy this webinar focused on the Ryan White Program, Research and Prevention.
- Janice C. Probst, PhD, Director, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center and Professor, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health discussed research findings on HIV/AIDS in Rural America.
- Bill Yarber, Senior Director Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention presented on HIV/AIDS Prevention.
A link to the recording and supporting materials are available at the Rural Assistance Center’s web site: http://bit.ly/19veL35
The National institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and its collaborators in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities recently released a packet of tailored training materials and activities intended to help spread safe infant sleep messages in Native communities. The new Health Native Babies Project Facilitators Packet, currently available online only (print copes coming soon), is designed to complement the Healthy Native Babies Workbook Project. This packet includes a Toolkit CD-ROM that enables users to create custom outreach materials, released in 2010.
Find more information online at the Safe Infant Sleep Campaign Packet web site: http://1.usa.gov/1hI7117
The Indian Health Service announces the opportunity to participate in the Improving Patient Care Program, Phase Five (IPC 5). The Improving Patient Care Program is an IHS initiative to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases by improving the quality of and access to care. Participating IPC 5 sites will share ideas and best practices with each other, work toward Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation of their site, and gather data about how care is improved.
More information about the Improving Care Program is available online: http://1.usa.gov/1dIuX22.
Application Deadline: November 12, 2013
Right now, many refugees get short-term health insurance called Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA). It is available for up to eight months. Some refugees may be eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which is available for several years. Thanks to the health care law, the health insurance landscape for refugees and other Americans is changing for the better in 2014. Many refugees, who could only get eight months of insurance through RMA, will be able to get ongoing health insurance through the Marketplace.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has developed YouTube videos and a fact sheet to help with outreach and enrollment activities. The six-minute video introduces the Health Insurance Marketplace to refugees and is available in six languages: English, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Sgaw Karen, and Somali. The fact sheet explains immigration statuses that qualify for Marketplace coverage including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan.
Office of Refugee Resettlement: Health Insurance: The Affordable Care Act: http://1.usa.gov/1ahRPjQ
Roughly 5 million Hispanic Americans smoke, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Hispanic men and second leading cause among Hispanic women. To address this important public health issue, the National Cancer Institute developed Smokefree Español, a website created specifically for Spanish speakers who want to quit smoking or know someone who does. Resources include interactive checklists and quizzes, advice on how to help a loved one quit, and real-time support and information through Twitter and Pinterest.
Smokefree Español: http://1.usa.gov/1gh8pIW