Thursday, October 19, 2017

o m h resource center

Faith Leaders and Health Ministries Play an Active Role in Contributing to Improve the Health of Their Communities

October 24, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for this HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center webinar to discuss how faith leaders and health ministries play an active role implementing diabetes health programs in church settings. Speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Central Baptists Church in Knoxville, Tennessee will highlight the role of faith leaders in contributing to improve the health of their church members and their communities, and how the CDC National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Faith Leaders Toolkit can help.

Spiritual leaders and places of worship or faith communities can play an important role in the fight against diabetes, a disease that can be prevented and managed. Faith communities are natural centers for spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness. This webinar will help faith leaders bring resources about type 2 diabetes to the communities they serve. Faith Leaders play a vital role in fighting diabetes in their communities.

Spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management.
Organize type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management activities in your church.
Create an environment that supports healthy choices within your church.
To strengthen collaborating efforts among National Health Agencies to contribute to reduce diabetes among vulnerable populations in the USA by expanding outlets for capacity building among community-based organizations serving Hispanic/Latino populations.

Betsy Rodriguez, RN, MSN, CDE, Deputy Director, CDC / National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alexis M. Williams, MPH, CHES, Public Health Advisor National Diabetes Education Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wayne Smith, MS, Director of the Samaritan Ministry, Central Baptist Church

Diana Echenique, MPH, CHI, CDE candidate, Senior Program Analyst, Hispanic Communities, Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EPA Region 8 Webinar: Implementing Your Healthy Schools Program

Please join us for a Healthy Schools Webinar.

October is Children’s Health Month!

EPA Region 8 is hosting a Healthy Schools Webinar:
Implementing Your Healthy Schools Program

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11 am MT

Interested in starting a healthy schools program but not sure where or how to start?
Join the webinar to hear about how to conduct an assessment, learn about environmental hazards and how to implement an action plan at your school.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Please spread the word!!

Questions? Please contact April Nowak at

Learn more about Children’s Health and Healthy Schools at and

Friday, October 6, 2017

Funding Announcement from UDOH Utah Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

The Utah Department of Health and the Utah Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) wish to continue to reduce tobacco-related disparities by seeking applications to fund one additional Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network for 2 1/2 years.

One grant will be awarded. Organizations that represent communities that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry and/or have high tobacco use rates and/or are at high risk of tobacco use are eligible to apply for this grant. Existing networks will not be eligible to apply.

The grant will be awarded to an organization that represents the following communities:
•          LGBTQ
•          Low Income and/or Low Education
•          Mental Health Populations
•          Homeless
•          Refugee
•          Rural
•          Mentally or Physically Disabled
•          Incarcerated

Priority will be given to grass-root community-based organizations that can demonstrate the capacity to mobilize, organize, and reach communities statewide. One grant will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Conference call:
Have questions about the grant? Join the call October 18th at 10 am. RSVP details in the grant.

Contract Period: December 5, 2017 through June 30, 2020 (2 ½ years)
Total Grant Award Amount:  $50,000 per year for a total of $150,000.00
                                                    12/5/17- 6/30/18= $50,000
                                                     7/1/18-6/30/19= $50,000
                                                     7/1/19-6/30/20= $50,000   
Submission Date: November 8, 2017 on or before 3:00 P.M. (MDT)
Where to apply: Utah Public Procurement Place
Title: Request for Grant Application (RGA) Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network