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New Diabetes App

“Diabetes: Your Way” by Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, works for everyone but was designed to specifically address the point of view of Black and Hispanic people with diabetes. The free app, available in English and Spanish, helps with setting goals, food and exercise guidance, relaxation ideas and more: http://bit.ly/28Mb2E4

Immigrant Child Health Toolkit 

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Immigrant Child Health Toolkit” was recently updated and reformatted. The free toolkit addresses matters related to immigrant child health, such as clinical care, immigration status related concerns, access to care and mental health. It can be viewed on the web or downloaded as a PDF: http://bit.ly/28LWfaJ

Fighting Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection in Minority Communities Webinar Series

Innovative Strategies for Addressing Hep C in Indian Country (first of five webinars)
June 24, 2016 at 2 pm EDT
Information and registration: http://bit.ly/28II8Tr

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center kicks off a new webinar series designed to help health professionals, agencies and clinics get past challenges and address the rising rates of hepatitis and HIV co-infection in their communities.

The five-part webinar series examines the current state of hepatitis and HIV among minority groups, as well as best practices for culturally and linguistically appropriate testing and outreach efforts.

Why Healthy Communities Matter to Business

This May 2016 issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps “highlights why businesses should care about the health of their communities, outlines ways employers can get involved with community health improvement, and offers local examples of success.” Visit http://rwjf.ws/28JjJi8 to read the summary and download the PDF of the entire Issue Brief.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) 2015 Results

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors contributing to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and STDs, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors,  and inadequate physical activity. For 2015 results, you can

  • read and share CDC YRBSS Results and Trend Fact Sheets, http://1.usa.gov/28IPDhH
  • watch Healthcare Triage: Kids Today… Are Pretty Great by Aaron Caroll comparing results from 1991 to those from 2015, http://bit.ly/28JLfhK
  • use the YRBSS Youth Online to create your own comparison, such as results from 1995 and 2015, http://1.usa.gov/28Jvkij

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Grant

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:

  1. Access to health care services,
  2. Community-based health care,
  3. Preventive health care, and
  4. Service coordination

The program requires direct clinical or public health services, pediatrician/pediatric primary care provider involvement, 2 to 1 non-federal matching funds in years 2 – 5, a realistic evaluation component, and an advisory board.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1OpbBoO. Deadline is August 2, 2016.

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