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Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – Awards funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 6, 2015

For more information:  http://bit.ly/1QFsrQE

Summer Sun and Pool Safety

Sun Safety

Protect your self from the summer sun with these tips from the American Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1BnbEdY

Pool Safety

Simple Steps Saves Lives. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe while having fun at the pool. http://1.usa.gov/1Lfuffv

Watch the video: The Adventures of Splish and Splash. http://1.usa.gov/1N2yPvP

Take one minute to make sure your family is safer this year by pledging to: Pool Safety Take the Pledge, there is one for adults and one for the kids. http://1.usa.gov/1JTVOdV

 

 

Summer Weather Safety

Learn how to keep yourself safe during severe weather this summer. http://1.usa.gov/1KZpA01

Also learn what to do during lighting storms. Lightning: What you need to Know http://1.usa.gov/1BiNDFa

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Check out the 2 newly released publications from SAMHSA.

Take Action Against Hepatitis C: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction – Spanish version http://1.usa.gov/1KZpKoh

The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances – report  http://1.usa.gov/1d18Rf8

Presents 2012-2013 findings from a federally funded program that supports community-based mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances. Reports on the system of care approach, service characteristics and use, and child outcomes.

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health will launch a new online training program for promotores de salud (community health workers).

That same day, they will hold a stakeholder call to introduce the program.

June 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Toll Free Number: 888-989-3422; Participant Passcode: 1071091

From the Office of Minority Health:

“This new e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes toward better health. It is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. The e-learning program will provide promotores de salud with basic knowledge to: promote healthy choices at the individual and community levels; apply basic principles and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve; and empower those individuals to create change in their communities.”


Speakers:

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health

Ken Johnson, JD, Senior Public Health Advisor, HHS Office of Minority Health

Liliana Rañón, Associate Director, Asian American/Pacific Islander & Latino Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Brendaly Rodríguez, MA, Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Co-chair, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, and Member, HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative Steering Committee

Health Literacy and Palliative Care: webcast

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects of palliative care. The workshop will be in-person at the Keck Center in Washington, DC and will be available as a webcast.

July 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET.

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1IXTwu0

 

Men’s Health Resources

June is Men’s Health Month. To celebrate, the Office of Minority Health has compiled information resources on men’s health and health disparities, including printable consumer health handouts.

Men’s Health (Office of Minority Health): http://1.usa.gov/1IXS7DY

Men’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1FiGpMl

 

Social Determinants of Health for Rural People

The Rural Assistance Center offers a new topic guide: Social Determinants of Health for Rural People. Visit this guide to learn how income-level, educational attainment, race, and where you reside impact health. Find statistics and FAQs on the health inequities that rural residents experience. This guide focuses on the health inequities that rural residents experience, discussing the impact of and documenting rural differences: http://bit.ly/1f3CH48

Native VOICES Toolkit for Prevention

We R Native, http://bit.ly/1B78zPb, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online: http://bit.ly/1BZoVoh

The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr., tghostdog@npaihb.org, to receive a free copy.

A Story of Health: Multimedia eBook

Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, A Story of Health multimedia eBook explores how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan: http://bit.ly/1KWKmeN. Described as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “fun to use” by physicians, researchers and advocates, the peer-reviewed, 150-page eBook tells its story through the lives of fictional characters with asthma, developmental disabilities and leukemia (the first three case studies released to date). The eBook features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Free continuing education credits are offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A Story of Health was developed by ATSDR, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA, and the Science and Environmental Health Network. Download the book free of charge here: A story of Health ebook