Issue 201

CAHMI: Data Resource Center Survey

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-12

The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Institute (CAHMI) would like to know more about how people are using the Data Resource Center and how they can improve it. Please take this brief survey by Wednesday, December 13th.

Access the survey here.

The Practical Playbook and the de Beaumont Foundation: New Voices Essay Contest

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-12

The Practical Playbook and the de Beaumont Foundation have announced a New Voices Essay Contest for students and recent graduates from health-related training programs to share their perspectives. The winning essays will be published in the second printed version of the Practical Playbook. The focus of this second edition is on the “how” of public health- health care integration. Submitted essays should address the following questions in 750 words or less:

NPA: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in thee Chickasaw Nation Webinar

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-12

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) has announced an upcoming webinar in the American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series.

Join a CityMatCH Action Group

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-12-11

Join a CityMatCH Action Group

Get more involved with local MCH on a national scale by joining a CityMatCH Action Group! CityMatCH Action Groups give you an opportunity to inform and assist in CityMatCH’s work and time to network with your peers across the country. Being a part of an Action Group is a minimal time commitment (usually 1-2 calls/quarter), but helps to ensure that CityMatCH is providing the most relevant training and information to our members.

Transportation for America: Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities Webinar

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-12-07

Transportation for America is hosting a webinar, Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities, December 11th, at Noon (EST). The webinar will provide a guidebook discussing the stories, ideas, and strategies from metro areas across the country who have been working to implement new ways to improve bicycling and walking in their region. It will be geared towards planning, funding, and building, enhanced walking and bicycling projects.

Register here.

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3rd-9th

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-05

The CDC has declared December 3rd-9th National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). See below for a few helpful resources:

HRSA Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Call for Summer Interns

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-05

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development is currently recruiting for a 2018 summer internship/practicum experience. The position is open to graduate students and undergraduate seniors interesting in becoming leaders in MCH. Applications are due on January 25th, 2018. Fall, winter, and spring internship positions are also available.

Visit the HRSA website for more information.

CSN Infographics on the Cost of Childhood Injuries

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-05

CSN has released infographics on the medial costs of childhood injuries for hospitalizations, deaths, and emergency department visits. In 2015, 13,363 U.S. children and adolescents died due to injuries. Childhood injuries were also responsible for 200,255 hospitalizations and nearly 7.7 million emergency department visits. To better understand the burden of childhood injuries in the U.S. CSN has released resources on the costs of these injuries.

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