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National Equity Atlas Webinar: Using Data to Support Organizing and Policy Advocacy: #RenterWeekofAction

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-11-01

The National Equity Atlas, Right to the City, and CarsonWatch are hosting a webinar, Using Data to Support Organizing and Policy Advocacy: #RenterWeekofAction, exploring the ways in which data was used to support the recent #RenterWeekofAction. This webinar highlights how data can be a powerful organizing and policy advocacy tool especially when utilized in partnership with grassroots community organizations. The webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, November 7th, from 2:00 to 3:00pm CST.

New Ascend Website Launched

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-31

Ascend has launched a brand new website this month with a refreshed design. The new website features include the following:

  • A “Most Popular” feature on the homepage
  • A Leadership tab containing information about Ascend’s fellowship programs
  • The National Network/2Gen Learning Community page providing information on the Ascend Network
  • Resources such as publications, webinars, 2Gen Toolbox, blog, and more

Visit the website to learn more!

Human Impact Partners: 4-Part Webinar Series on Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-31

Human Impact Partners is hosting a 4-part webinar series, Advancing Health Equities in Local Health Departments, starting in November. This webinar series aims to address the question “What strategic steps can we take to advance health equity at our health department?” by providing success stories from health departments across the country and by providing information about the newly released Health Equity Guide.

CDC Release of 2015 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26

The CDC has released the 2015 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report along with updates to the interactive web display of ART success rates to reflect the latest data. Out of 231,936 ART cycles performed in 2015, 45,779 were banking cycles intended to freeze all resulting eggs or embryos for future ART cycles and in which a resulting pregnancy or birth was not expected.

NCCOR Youth Compendium of Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has released the first-ever Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium aims to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a multitude of activities that youth engage in. This five-year effort includes measures of energy expenditures of 196 youth activities ranging from sedentary activities to high energy activities such as running.

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