Thursday, October 20, 2016

Free, Online Trainings in Health Literacy

CDCEven people who read well and are comfortable using numbers can face health literacy issues when they aren’t familiar with medical terms or how their bodies work, when they have to interpret statistics and evaluate risks and benefits that affect their health and safety, or when they are voting on an issue affecting the community’s health and relying on unfamiliar technical information.

Trainings in health literacy, plain language, and culture and communication are essential for anyone working in health information and services. To make information more accessible and understandable to your audiences—and to celebrate October as Health Literacy Month—consider taking online CDC trainings. (Continuing education credits and certificates are available.)
Choose from Five Different Trainings
Whether you are new to these topics, need a refresher, or want to train your entire staff, these courses are a good place to start:

  1. Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals (free continuing education)
  2. Writing for the Public (printable completion certificate)
  3. Using Numbers and Explaining Risk (printable completion certificate)
  4. Creating Easier to Understand Lists, Charts, and Graphs (printable completion certificate)
  5. Speaking with the Public (printable completion certificate)
Learn more about these trainings and visit CDC’s health literacy website for more information.

NTAS Hosts Family Health and Dental Screenings at Sorenson Unity Center

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bridging Clinical Services and Community Prevention

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Community-Centered Health Homes:
A Model for Bridging Clinical Services and Community Prevention

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Tuesday, October 25 12:30 pm MDT

Efforts to transform the health care system are increasingly moving beyond clinical walls to address the social determinants of health and advance health equity. The Community-Centered Health Home (CCHH) model, developed by Prevention Institute, is emerging as a powerful framework for health care institutions to integrate community prevention and clinical services to improve population health and reduce health inequities. The defining attribute of the CCHH is involvement in community advocacy and systems change—a CCHH not only acknowledges that factors outside the health care system affect patient health outcomes, but actively participates in improving them. The success of this model is predicated on identifying the root causes of disease that are perpetuating poor outcomes within a community, involving relevant partners to participate in analysis and lead action, and engaging community members.
Please join us for our upcoming Dialogue4Health Web Forum, which will provide an overview of the CCHH model and how it offers a framework for community health centers and health systems at large to address the social determinants of health and health inequities in their communities in partnership with public health and community-based groups. Speakers will describe progress to date of the first CCHH demonstration project in partnership with Louisiana Public Health Institute across the Gulf Coast; and highlight specific lessons learned on moving from concept to implementation at one of five participating sites, Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.

We encourage participation in this Web Forum for those in community health centers, health systems, and public health departments interested in bridging clinical care and community prevention to address social determinants of health and advance health equity.

National Latinx HIV/Awareness Day is October 15; "Somos Familia:" Series Takes Up Close Look at HIV in Latino Communities

Just in time for National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15), Greater Than AIDS is pleased to share a powerful new mini-docu series, Somos Familia / We Are Family, featuring Latino families facing HIV together.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of Hispanics/Latinos living with HIV in the U.S. are not engaged in care. The stigma associated with HIV keeps many from seeking prevention and treatment services.

Through the personal stories of families with loved ones living with HIV, the short-form videos reinforce the important role of social support for people living with HIV. A mother and son, a father and daughter, and two pairs of siblings, share challenging moments of diagnosis, disclosure, and, ultimately, triumph.

Watch the Video
Watch their inspiring stories for more about how they came together as families.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

March of Dimes Request for Proposals Guidelines

March of Dimes has released their 2017 Community Grants RFP.  This funding is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support campaign objectives, and further the strategic goal of promoting equity in birth outcomes. 

A Webinar from the Friends of NCBDDD:
Health Promotion and Women Living with a Disability  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:30 - 3:30pm ET

Webinar Description:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to learn more about the importance of reducing barriers to health promotion for women living with a disability. Join this webinar to learn more about great resources offered by the FDA Office of Women’s Health and their Pink Ribbon Sunday Program, the Friends of NCBDDD focus area of “Improving Health of People with Disabilities,” the American Association on Health and Disability, breast health awareness resources, the National Breast Health Coalition for Women with Disabilities  and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Public Health is for Everyone resources. Join this interactive webinar to meet new colleagues and learn more about resources to support you in your health promotion efforts for women living with a disability.

·         Marsha Henderson, MCRP
Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health (FDA)

·         Roberta Carlin, MS, JD 
Executive Director
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

·         Adriane Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Senior Director of Public Health and Leadership
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Please Note:
  • There is NO cost for this webinar.
·         CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
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