HHS Webinars on the ACA
The HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will hold several interactive webinars on the health care law. The webinars are designed to help you to learn more about many provisions that are currently in place that could help you and those in your congregation or community. The first webinar, focusing on the national level, will be held on Jul. 19 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. A number of regional webinars will also be held. For a complete schedule, click here.
Upcoming HMHB Oral Health Webinar
Join the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) for the Oral Health Care During the Perinatal Period webinar on Jul. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. Presenters will share the latest science and trends with regard to maternal oral health during pregnancy and the postpartum period, inform about the risk of periodontal disease for moms-to-be and their children, explain barriers to care, and educate about trauma-informed care. This webinar is made possible thanks to the support of HHS Office on Women’s Health Region 1. To register, click here.
Call for Applicants: Survive and Thrive Local Health Officials & Coaches
Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials is a learning opportunity designed to enhance the skills of new local health officials and community partners; best manage strategic planning and human, financial, and information resources; and bolster your ability to resolve challenges unique to your new role at a local health department. The application for the third cohort, planned to launch in fall 2012, is now open and space is limited for this learning opportunity. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.
UMN National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course
This continuing education program, offered by the University of Minnesota (UMN), focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate, high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women. Distance education options are available for the sessions held on Jul. 25-26. Up to 12.5 continuing education units are available for distance viewers. The distance education program will be available from Aug. 17 through Oct. 19. To learn more, click here.
Community Collaboration: Establishing Partnerships in Challenging Times Webinar
The National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center and Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program at the American Academy of Pediatrics will host a free webinar on how to build successful strategic partnerships and connections with families and the community. The webinar, to be held on Aug. at 1 p.m. CDT, is open to health care professionals. Healthy Tomorrows grantees and CATCH grantees and facilitators are especially encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn to develop effective and lasting community partnerships to engage in planning and implementation of a community-based project; address obstacles that may hinder effective collaboration; understand and appreciate the value of collaboration; and show how others have developed and engaged in collaborative efforts in their communities. To register for the webinar, click here.
PHSSR Center Releases Call for Proposals
The Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health. The National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to expand the evidence-base for effective decision making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR. This solicitation is intended to strengthen the pool of researchers available to conduct PHSSR and to build on successful principles and models previously demonstrated in public health and health services research. The awards support mentored, intensive career development experiences through funding, educational experiences and protected time to conduct independent research. Proposals are due by Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.
New Public Health Leadership Certificate Program from the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center
The inaugural 2012-2013 Leadership Program is now accepting applications. This eight-month program is designed for experienced public health professionals in Maryland, Washington, DC and Delaware who are looking to move into leadership positions and guide their organization towards achieving its public health goals. The program includes a two-day opening session (Oct. 16-17) and closing session (Jun. 25-26); monthly asynchronous online discussions of public health leadership topics; a choice of four trainings related to public health leadership; and an opportunity to apply new skills and knowledge to a project that will help your agency achieve its goals. Applications are due by Aug. 17. To apply, or for more information, click here.
EnRICH Webinar on Early Life Origins of Pediatric and Adult Diseases
MCHB will hold a EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) webinar on Sept. 17 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT on the Early Life Origins of Pediatric and Adult Diseases. The main objectives of the webinar are to give an overview on life course framework and critical time windows for health and diseases; discuss major factors contributing to early life origins of health and diseases; discuss the promise of biomarkers and multi-level data integration in early risk assessment, prediction, and preemptive prevention of pediatric and adult diseases; and summarize challenges and opportunities. To register, click here.
RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program Call for Applications
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program is now accepting applications for its scholars program. RWJF provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health. Applications are due by Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. EDT. For more information or to apply, click here.
CDC Seeking Articles for the Preventing Chronic Disease Journal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now accepting articles for an upcoming public health series slated for publication in the Preventing Chronic Disease journal (PCD). They are seeking article submissions from state, tribal, local and territorial health department practitioners who are on the front lines working to improve the health of the public. Submissions should showcase practice-based evidence from the field of public health and can include original research, community case studies, systematic reviews, special topics, or briefs. Articles should present research results to a broad audience of public health professionals and others who are dedicated to helping practitioners and policy makers inform research and researchers help practitioners and policymakers more effectively improve the health of the population. Submissions are due by Sept. 25. Publication of the series will start in April 2013 to coincide with National Public Health Week and continue throughout the summer. For complete submission requirements, click here.
Save the Date – Alaska MCH and Immunization Conference
The third biennial Alaska Maternal Child Health and Immunization Conference will take place Sept. 27-28, at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel. This conference is organized by the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) and the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health. It provides an opportunity for rural and urban Alaskan health professionals to come together to learn about best practices, tools, and surveillance data related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women’s, children’s and adolescent health issues in Alaska. Presenters include national and Alaskan leaders and experts who are working hard to improve the well-being and health of women, children, and families. For more information, click here.