Friday, September 22, 2017

How Hispanic/Latino Americans Can Lower Diabetes Risk

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Lower Risk

Hispanic family cookingDid you know that Hispanic and Latino Americans are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes? This National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) is the perfect time to celebrate history, culture, and family—and focus on preventing type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes often has no clear symptoms, so if your heritage is Hispanic/Latino and you have any of the risk factors below, talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested:
  • Being overweight
  • Being 45 years or older
  • Having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week
  • Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
The good news is that making healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and getting more physical activity, can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by up to 58% in people at risk (71% if you’re over 60).
Type 2 diabetes can run in the family, but so can healthy habits. This National Hispanic Heritage Month, why not start a new tradition of preventing type 2 diabetes? Learn more in our feature.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Salt Lake County Youth Summit

U.S. Census Bureau Session Information: Hispanics by the Numbers

    US Census Bureau: Webinar. Hispanics by the Numbers. Learn how the Census Bureau collects, tabulates and publishes data on Hispanics in the United States. This webinar will cover numerous topics, including the history of the Hispanic population in the US, growth, top states and top percentage changes, as well as the top percentage of Hispanic ethnicities. October 5, 2017, 1:00 pm ET. Register here.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    UDOH Position Opening: Nurse Practicioner

    The Department of Health has an opening for a NURSE PRACTITIONER, Utah Cancer Control, posting # 13379.  The posting will close at midnight on October 01, 2017 MST
    In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at STATEJOBS.UTAH.GOV .  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

    Share this great opportunity with your networks and encourage them to apply at:

    Walk for Domestic Violence

    CDC Report Released: 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

    2016 SHPPS CoverToday, CDC released district-level findings from the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on the Healthy Youth Web site. SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices.
    These new district-level data suggest that while improvements are being made in practices around some health issues, there are issues that still need improvement. SHPPS data show:
    • The percentage of districts with school health policies and practices related to violence, bullying, and suicide prevention has increased since 2000.
    • The majority of districts require high schools to provide health education on HIV, STD and substance use prevention, however, fewer districts require elementary and middle schools to provide age-appropriate education in these areas.
    • Less than 2% of districts had policies requiring schools to provide health services such as testing for HIV, STDs, and pregnancy.
    School policies and practices play an important role in supporting student health. Reversing the decline of school policies and practices regarding substance use, HIV, and STD prevention is critical to addressing these priority public health issues.
    Included in this new report are results on school policies and practices, such as health education; health services and counseling, psychological and social services; and healthy and safe school environment. Additional materials include two fact sheets highlighting key 2016 results and trends over time (2000-2016). To access these materials and learn more about SHPPS, visit:
    Please share this new report and related resources with education and public health partners implementing teen HIV, STD and p