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Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

http://1.usa.gov/1WtFXWg

These two funding opportunities aim to prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The first opportunity is for public or nonprofit organizations that prepare permanent residents for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.

The second funding opportunity supports nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new citizenship instruction programs or to expand the quality and reach of existing citizenship instruction programs. As part of this effort, USCIS will provide targeted training to key grant program staff during the first quarter of the grant, and then follow up with on-site observation and specialized technical assistance during the second quarter of the funding period. Verifiable experience in the provision of English as a Second Language (ESL) programming is required to qualify for this funding opportunity. Applicants are required to use existing expertise in ESL instruction to provide citizenship instruction.

Human Trafficking Video Series

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department’s new video series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims’ legal needs, and voices of survivors. Service Announcements (PSAs) in Spanish, Thai, Hindi and Tagalog, as well as discussion guides, fact sheets and posters are available: Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1OZcpdp.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

Each rare or genetic disease has its own web page that includes: questions answered by GARD Information Specialists; links to resources where you can find more information; information about genetic testing and genetic services; scientific conferences that have been sponsored by NIH; organizations that provide information and support; information about research studies and clinical trials; and FDA-approved medications for rare diseases.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD): http://1.usa.gov/1RMFzRq

Webinar – Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Adapted from DigitalGov

March 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/20XiZaY

Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can address to better understand your audience and their needs. In this webinar we will share our experience implementing social listening as a tool directed to our Spanish speaking audience and how to partner with other reliable sources to provide relevant content at every stage of the disaster. In addition, we will share lessons learned and best practices about our engagement.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in social listening for Spanish speaking markets in the United States
  • Digital and social media managers with content responsibilities in Spanish
  • Anyone interested in social media, disasters and communications with limited English proficiency communities

About the Presenters

Daniel Llargues is the FEMA National Spokesperson for the growing Hispanic community in the United States in the office of External Affairs.

Lucia Castro Herrera is the Disaster Spanish Social Content Specialist on the Digital Engagement team in the Office of External Affairs at FEMA.

Walking: A simple route to improving your health​

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The February 2016 issue of The Nation’s Health contains a shareable handout in English, Spanish, and easy-to-read versions on the benefits of walking.

Walking: A simple route to improving your health​ (American Public Health Association): http://bit.ly/UD9hur

 

New MedlinePlus Health Topic – Zika Virus

Monday, February 8th, 2016

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español have new health topic pages on Zika Virus. The pages contain latest health news and consumer health resources. The English-language page also has links to PubMed/MEDLINE abstracts.

Zika Virus: http://1.usa.gov/1Ri8zly

Virus del Zika: http://1.usa.gov/1NZNN3w

 

Diabetes in Children and Teens

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes.

MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l

The National Diabetes Education Program has a resource site for Youth and Teens Living With Diabetes. Teens can read about diabetes and how to manage their disease. Parents can read answers to many questions they have after their child has been diagnosed. The site includes information on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. http://1.usa.gov/1PkvYmX

Zika virus: Advice for travelers

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can also be transmitted from pregnant mother to baby.  Because there is no known treatment or vaccine for Zika, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a health advisory for travelers to 14 countries and territories in the Americas where Zika has been found.

Health Advisory (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ZBGE0a

Question and Answers: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1NksV6K

Fact Sheets and Posters (English and Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1KrhwCc

Get kids vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer

Monday, January 11th, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 4,000 women die in the United States every year from cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical and other cancers. The vaccine is very safe and has cut human papillomavirus infections among teen girls by half since 2006. Both boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine by age 13.

Protect Your Daughters from Cervical Cancer (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1RwFaFg

MedlinePlus has information on HPV in English and eleven other languages: http://1.usa.gov/1SdgWzQ

HPV Vaccine: new handout from American Public Health Association

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The American Public Health Association has downloadable and shareable consumer health fact sheets in English and Spanish. The November/December 2015 topic is “HPV vaccine: A shot that can help protect your child from cancer”.

Read this and other fact sheets: http://bit.ly/UD9hur