Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Office of Minority Health

NEW FY 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH expects to release a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative.   It is anticipated that the FOA will be available onJune 1, 2017 with applications due by July 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET, and projects to start September 30, 2017.

The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative will seek to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents. 

Find out more about this expected FOA here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Program 2017 sponsored by Larkin

Alzheimer's Association Upcoming Webinar: Conducting State Needs Assessments

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Upcoming Webinar: Conducting State Needs Assessments

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alzheimer's Association will co-host a webinar exploring the role of public health in conducting state or regional needs assessments related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias on June 8 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST. Please register in advance.

Roadmap Action Item M-06Roadmap Action Item M-06The webinar will feature presentations from Dr. Babak Nayeri, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona and Director of Healthy Aging for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and Michelle Ries, Project Director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine,  on assessments that were conducted in their states. Molly French, Director of Public Health at the Alzheimer's Association, will also provide an overview of the Alzheimer's Association's Needs Assessment Toolkit

Comprehensive needs assessments are essential to helping state and local public health officials meet the diverse needs of people with cognitive impairment. As recommended in the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map, public health practitioners can support local needs assessments to identify and address disparities. Jointly developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Alzheimer’s Disease + Healthy Aging Program and the Alzheimer’s Association, the Road Map outlines 35 actions state and local public health officials can take to promote healthy cognition, address cognitive impairment, and meet the needs of caregivers throughout their communities.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Webinar: Using the power of local health data

500 Cities Webinar

Earlier this year, census-tract data for 500 of the largest cities was published thanks to the Foundation's work with the CDC and the CDC Foundation. How are community leaders now leveraging the tool to drive change in their community?

Learn more at RWJF 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ingredients for a Better Life Free Seminar

Irmgard von WobeserPlease join us for a free dinner and seminar on the Ingredients for A Better Life with Irmgard Von Wobeser, a psychologist from Cancun, Mexico. 
During this presentation you will learn how to:
  • Stay calm in uncertain times
  • Manage your emotions
  • Be a better parent
  • Establish a support system
This presentation will also be offered in Spanish. 
When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Where: Intermountain Medical Center Education Center (Building 6) 5300 South and State Street in Murray, UT. 
Since dinner will be served, RSVP is required. Please sign up below.
Event Contact Information
Contact Name Nathan Peterson
Contact Phone 801-507-7919

Dates and Locations Available

Date 06/01/17
Time 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
Intermountain Medical Center - Doty Education Center

 Los ingredientes para una mejor vida

Irmgard von Wobeser
Está cordialmente invitado(a) a un seminario gratuito presentado por Irmgard Von Wobeser, una psicóloga de Cancún, México. Aprenda cómo mantenerse calmado durante tiempos de incertidumbre, cómo lidiar con sus emociones, ser un mejor padre o madre y establecer un sistema de apoyo. El seminario será presentado en español.

Habrá cena incluida. Los espacios son limitados, así que regístrese hoy proveyendo la información en los espacios a continuación.
Here is the link in Spanish for the public to sign up:

CDC Vital Signs: African American Health

African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older. Even with these improvements, new analysis shows that younger African Americans are living with or dying of many conditions typically found in white Americans at older ages. The difference shows up in African Americans in their 20s, 30s, and 40s for diseases and causes of death. When diseases start early, they can lead to death earlier. Chronic diseases and some of their risk factors may be silent or not diagnosed during these early years. Health differences are often due to economic and social conditions that are more common among African Americans than whites. For example, African American adults are more likely to report they cannot see a doctor because of cost. All Americans should have equal opportunities to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Public health professionals can:

  • Use proven programs to reduce disparities and barriers to create opportunities for health.
  • Work with other sectors, such as faith and community organizations, education, business, transportation, and housing, to create social and economic conditions that promote health starting in childhood.
  • Link more people to doctors, nurses, or community health centers to encourage regular and follow-up medical visits.
  • Develop and provide trainings for healthcare professionals to understand cultural differences in how patients interact with providers and the healthcare system.

State of Utah’s Peer Recovery Conference hosted by Latino Behavioral Health Services