Thursday, June 15, 2017

Health Disparities Data Widget Now Available!

Office of Minority HealthThe Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) are pleased to announce the release of a new health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.
The widget provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips. Use the widget to browse data by:
  • Disparity type—including disability, education, income, location, race and ethnicity, and sex
  • Leading Health Indicator
It’s easy to embed the widget on your own website to give your networks easy access to the latest available disparities data. Once you’ve added the widget, there’s no technical maintenance required. The content will update automatically.

We’re excited to share the new health disparities widget with you. We hope this new tool helps inform your research in issues related to health equity.

Tell your colleagues and networks about the Healthy People 2020 health disparities widget. Forward this email or tweet about it: Add @GoHealthyPeople’s new widget with data on #HealthDisparities to your site:

Youth Empowerment Part 1 – Indigenous Food and Healing—webinar, June 21

Youth Empowerment Part 1: Indigenous Food and Healing

Webinar Date:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Download Save the Date AnnouncementJoin the SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center, the Center for Native American Youth, and members of their 2017 Champions for Change class for a three-part webinar series on youth empowerment in Indian Country.
In Part 1 we will welcome Mariah Gladstone, who will discuss her work as founder of Indigikitchen, an online cooking show dedicated to the diets of indigenous communities. She will also discuss the growing understanding of food sovereignty and its connection to wellness in tribal communities.
Mariah GladstoneMariah Gladstone (Blackfeet Nation)
2017 Champion for Change
Center for Native American Youth
As the founder of Indigikitchen, Mariah Gladstone is a proponent of food sovereignty, a growing movement centered on healthy, culturally appropriate food produced through sustainable methods and systems. She earned a degree in Environmental Engineering through Columbia University.

New resources to limit unhealthy food marketing to students

Kick off summer with new resources limiting unhealthy food marketing to students
Starting next school year, all schools participating in the federal National School Lunch or Breakfast Program must have a local school wellness policy in place that limits unhealthy food and beverage marketing to students. At a minimum, schools must prohibit any on-campus marketing of foods and beverages that fail to meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

ChangeLab Solutions has new and updated resources for community stakeholders working with schools to address school wellness:
In addition, we have updated our Model Statute Limiting Food Marketing at Schools, a state-level tool for state boards of education, state policymakers, and school health advocates supporting healthy school food environments.

We encourage you to explore all of our resources on food and beverage marketingContact us with any questions or for technical assistance to help make your schools healthier for children. And, learn how you can support our work with cities nationwide!
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Healthy People 2020: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Access to Health Services


 Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for achieving health equity and for increasing length and quality of life for everyone. Regular and reliable access to health services prevents disease and disability; detects and treats illnesses or other health conditions; reduces the likelihood of premature (early) death; and increases life expectancy. Disparities in access to health services affect individuals and society. Limited access to health care impacts people's ability to reach their full potential, negatively affecting their quality of life. Population groups with a usual source of care, such as a primary care provider (PCP), have better health outcomes and fewer health care costs.1 Having both a PCP and medical insurance can prevent illness by improving access to a range of recommended preventive services across the lifespan. Lacking access to health services—even for just a short period—can lead to poor health outcomes over time. Increasing access to both routine medical care and medical insurance is a vital step in improving the health of all Americans. 
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2017 Rural Opioid Report Opioid Overdose Report Now Available
NOSORH is proud to announce the release of a report on the lessons learned from the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal grants. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded grants to 18 organizations to combat the impact of opioid overdose at the community level. Awardees in the pilot project were funded to increase the availability and utilization of naloxone and to focus on the importance of referring individuals dependent on opioids to an appropriate substance abuse treatment center. Read More

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

Agency Name: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in conducting health services and health disparities research. The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in i
mplementing health services research activities to reduce disparities among diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The economic burden of health disparities in the U.S. has an estimated cost of 1.24 trillion dollars. As part of its Equity Plan, CMS OMH is working to "develop and disseminate promising approaches to reduce health disparities." This grant program seeks to: 1) support researchers at HSIs to pursue topics that impact Hispanic and Latino populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS' minority beneficiaries.

Link to Additional Information:
Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

Grantor Contact Information:
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
  • Contact Center Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726 
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  • The contact center is closed on federal holidays. Customer Support

Monday, June 12, 2017

Register Now for Utah OPS Conference 2017

Special conference rate for government and academia employees
Only $199!
Getting significant leaps in performance for your organization is not about working harder or longer or chasing new technology. It's about cutting through the noise and focusing on what will really make the difference.

Learn from some of the top leaders in the world about what it takes to transform an organization. Presenters will share practical tools and techniques that led to their organizations' successful transformations. You will learn how to:

     • Identify the leverage point for breakthrough performance
     • Avoid what you should not do
     • Implement best of the best operational techniques and processes
     • Get everybody on board

This year's conference covers two days, includes an expanded agenda, a wide variety of workshops, and keynotes provided by both government and the private sector. 

Featured speakers:
     • Governor Gary R. Herbert
     • Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Management and Budget
     • Rami Goldratt, CEO Goldratt Consulting
     • Gene Kim and Kevin Behr, co-authors of The Phoenix Project
     • Charles Toups, Senior VP Boeing Research & Technology
     • Retired Lt. General Andrew Busch
     • Alex Knight, author of Pride and Joy
     • President Clark G. Gilbert, BYU-Pathways Worldwide
     • Dr. Hirotoshi Uehara, VP, Panasonic Automotive

To register, go to