Tuesday, September 19, 2017

UDOH Position Opening: Nurse Practicioner

The Department of Health has an opening for a NURSE PRACTITIONER, Utah Cancer Control, posting # 13379.  The posting will close at midnight on October 01, 2017 MST
In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at STATEJOBS.UTAH.GOV .  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

Share this great opportunity with your networks and encourage them to apply at:  http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/

Walk for Domestic Violence

CDC Report Released: 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

2016 SHPPS CoverToday, CDC released district-level findings from the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on the Healthy Youth Web site. SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices.
These new district-level data suggest that while improvements are being made in practices around some health issues, there are issues that still need improvement. SHPPS data show:
  • The percentage of districts with school health policies and practices related to violence, bullying, and suicide prevention has increased since 2000.
  • The majority of districts require high schools to provide health education on HIV, STD and substance use prevention, however, fewer districts require elementary and middle schools to provide age-appropriate education in these areas.
  • Less than 2% of districts had policies requiring schools to provide health services such as testing for HIV, STDs, and pregnancy.
School policies and practices play an important role in supporting student health. Reversing the decline of school policies and practices regarding substance use, HIV, and STD prevention is critical to addressing these priority public health issues.
Included in this new report are results on school policies and practices, such as health education; health services and counseling, psychological and social services; and healthy and safe school environment. Additional materials include two fact sheets highlighting key 2016 results and trends over time (2000-2016). To access these materials and learn more about SHPPS, visit: www.cdc.gov/shpps/
Please share this new report and related resources with education and public health partners implementing teen HIV, STD and p

Now Available: 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Annual Report Shows More Americans Have Health Insurance and Receive Safer Care, but Gains Remain Uneven Among Minorities

2017 QDR Report BannerAHRQ’s 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report shows that the quality of health care continues to improve gradually each year but gains remain uneven among minorities. Some of the biggest improvements are in measures of “person-centered care,” such as communication between doctors and their patients, and the safety of medical care, such as fewer complications among hospital patients who were taking anticoagulants other than warfarin.The report also indicates that fewer people were uninsured, as 11 percent of people under age 65 were uninsured in 2016 compared with 18 percent in 2010. However, most disparities in health care quality continued to persist, with no significant improvements for any racial or ethnic groups, especially people in poor, low-income and uninsured households as well as blacks and Hispanics. As a companion to the report, AHRQ’s Chartbook on Patient Safety provides new data on dozens of safety measures, such the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections decreasing by more than 40 percent between 2009 and 2014. Access an AHRQ Views blog on AHRQ’s new report and chartbook.

Webinar - Equity and Preterm Birth: A context for Action

Preterm birth, the leading cause of infant mortality, has been called a dramatic and shocking example of race and place inequality in the U.S. This webinar will summarize the state of knowledge about equity and preterm birth, with an emphasis on populations at highest risk.


Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
Arthur R. James, MD, FACOG
Interim Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Associate Clinical Professor, Dept OB/GYN, Wexner Medical Center The Ohio State Univeristy
Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH
Chair of the Department of Public Health, North Dakota State University, Department of Public Health
Paul Jarris, MD, MBA (Moderator)
Chief Medical Officer, SVP Mission Impact, March of Dimes Foundation
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST 


Monday, September 18, 2017

Getting Data Right— and Righteous to Improve Hispanic or Latino Health

CDCSave the Date!
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Presents
Getting Data Right— and Righteous to Improve Hispanic or Latino Health
Alfonso Rodríguez Lainz, PhD, DVM, MPVM
Epidemiologist, U.S.– Mexico Unit, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC 
October 3, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
This discussion will focus on the importance of population health monitoring programs to collect data elements that better capture Hispanics’ diversity, and to provide language assistance to assure meaningful inclusion of all Latino and Hispanic populations in national health monitoring. 
Registration is not required. For more information contact OMHHE@cdc.gov

Partnering for Healthy Pregnancies: Before, During and After

Partnering for Healthy Pregnancies:  Before, During and After
A webinar hosted by the
FDA Office of Women’s Health
and the
Region VIII Women’s Health Interagency Taskforce
Thursday, September 28th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST)

Learn about the free resources available to providers, home visitors and other public health professionals
from the Food and Drug Administration and the Office of the Assistant Secretary’s Office on Women’s Health!

For questions, please contact cpruitt@hrsa.gov or susana.calderon@hhs.gov