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Release of CDC’s 2017 School Health Index

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Thu, 2017-10-05

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools recently released its 2017 School Health Index (SHI). This self-assessment and planning tool can be used by schools to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It provides schools with an opportunity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their policies and programs utilized for promoting health and safety.

SAMHSA Resources on Mass Violence and Disasters

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-05

In wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released resources on mass violence and disasters to aid people in the aftermath. Helpful resources include the following: 

Office of Minority Health Webinar: Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity Among Latinos

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-05

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a webinar, Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos, in collaboration with the CDC/DNPAO, Salud America, Unidos US, and OMHRC. The webinar will highlight prevalence data on the increase in obesity in Latino children as well as explore the role factors such as behavior, culture, and environment play. It will feature a panel of partner federal agencies and stakeholders and will be on October 12th, from 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT.  

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