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April 25th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 25th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Yesterday, Trust for America’s Health released a new report, The Impact of Chronic Underfunding of America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2019. The report examines federal, state, and local public health funding, and it recommends investments and policy actions needed to

New TFAH Report: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System

The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System Persistent underfunding leaves the nation vulnerable and puts lives at risk. The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2019examines federal, state, and local public health funding, and recommends needed investments and policy actions to prioritize prevention, effectively address

April 23rd Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 23rd, 2019 Reports and Announcements CDC has published a paper that describes obesity burden by major racial/ethnic categories and outlines what CDC is doing to address these disparities. In addition to critical findings that disparities in obesity prevalence are disproportionately burdensome for particular populations, CDC reported that the current

April 18th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 18th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Duke University and the deBeaumont Foundation have published The Practical Playbook, a multi-faceted resource that promotes the partnerships between public health and health care providers and other sectors. A companion blog post for the Playbook’s first section on building multi-sector partnerships is

April 16th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 16th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Trust for America’s Health, Healthy Schools Campaign and Community Catalyst released a new brief detailing how states are expanding their school-based Medicaid programs under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ free care policy reversal. The brief highlights 13 states who have

Dialogue4Health: Growing Dollars for Prevention

The California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF) is a coalition of 20 statewide organizations advocating for creation of a California Wellness Trust to provide sustained funding for public health prevention. The environmental and social determinants of health that are important to your organization are just the kinds of issues that would qualify for funding from

April 11th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 11th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Trust for America’s Health has published new materials highlighting the work of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). The first is a backgrounder highlighting the work the PPHF is doing nationally with a spotlight on how it is being used in

April 8th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 8th, 2019 Reports and Announcements CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)focused on the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults who have never smoked. 25 percent of adults with COPD have never smoked, with a higher prevalence amongst women. Last week’s NACCHO podcast

Taking Action & Celebrating Success

What an amazing National Public Health Week! A big, giant THANK YOU! to everyone who made this year’s NPHW celebration one of our best yet. Last week, communities came together to celebrate the power of public health and take action to create a healthier future for everyone. In New York City, for example, public health

NPHW: A focus on Climate Change and World Health Day

National Public Health Week 2019 wraps up with a focus on two topics that definitely overlap: climate change and global health. “Climate Change” – Today’s NPHW theme — is one of the greatest public health threats of the 21st century. Scientists have linked climate change to more frequent and extreme disasters, air and water pollution,

NPHW Focuses on Violence Prevention

Gun violence is an epidemic in America. On this second day of National Public Health Week — which has a daily theme of “Violence Prevention” — about 100 Americans will be killed with guns, and hundreds more will be injured. Beyond gun violence, 1 in 4 U.S. women experience intimate partner violence, 1 in 6

April 2nd Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – April 2nd, 2019 Reports and Announcements Two articles outlining the history of the Prevention and Public Health Fund were published in the April edition of the American Journal of Public Health. The first, authored by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials CEO Michael Fraser, gives a detailed

National Public Health Week: April 1 – 7

Happy National Public Health Week! Each day of NPHW zeros in on a different public health topic, and today’s is “Healthy Communities.” It’s the perfect opportunity to kick off conversations around this year’s NPHW theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” By now, the research is crystal clear: People’s health,

March 28th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 28th, 2019 Reports and Announcements On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals indicating that their official position is that the entire Affordable Care Act should be invalidated. According to this breakdown from Health Affairs, the DOJ “intends

March 26th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 26th, 2019 Reports and Announcements TFAH sent this organizational sign-on letter to Congressional Leadership last week encouraging them to advance the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act. Nearly 70 groups joined the final letter. In a joint policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics and

Save the Date: PHI National Opioid Leadership Summit 2019

Join the Public Health Institute, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and colleagues from across the country on June 25, 2019 in Sacramento to learn about, share and collaborate on real solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge the criminal justice, health care and public health sectors. Keynote remarks will be delivered by U.S. Surgeon General

Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Heath Summer Institute on the Social Determnants of Health

The deadline for early bird registration for the Summer Institute on the Social Determinants of Health, held at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, is fast approaching (April 1). The Institute is offering three courses: group randomized trials, taught by Drs. Kelli Komro and Melvin Livingston; multilevel modeling, taught by Dr. Michael Kramer; and

March 21st Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 21st, 2019 Reports and Announcements According to a new article from the Children’s Environmental Health Network, expecting mothers and their unborn children are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The article found that pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to heat stress, as it

March 19th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 19th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Yesterday, TFAH hosted a Congressional Briefing on the report Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism. The briefing featured presentations from John Auerbach, TFAH President and CEO; Celeste Philip, former Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida

Job Listings: Multiple Openings with Public Health Institute

Public Health Institute (PHI) is dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation, and around the world. Join us! Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal: Oakland, CA. We are hiring a Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal to direct, organize and manage PHI’s grant and contract applications to

Job Listing: Researcher and Writer with One River Grants

One River Grants is recruiting an exceptionally talented Researcher and Writer with health care, health policy, or public health experience. As more than just a “Researcher and Writer” your responsibilities will include: literature review and synthesis; collection and interpretation of public health data; conceptualization and description of evidence-based programs; identification of funding agency preferences and

March 14th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 14th, 2019 Reports and Announcements This week, the CDC Foundation launched the Contagious Conversations podcast. The first season features a series of three in-depth interviews with experts who share their unique perspectives on today’s toughest health challenges, including antibiotic resistance, global disease outbreaks, health equality and more.

March 12th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 12th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Yesterday, the White House released the President’s FY20 proposed budget, which includes an approximate 10 percent reduction to CDC’s overall program budget. The budget request proposes about $750 million in spending cuts to CDC’s program level, compared with FY19. See here for

News on Maternal Mortality from Stanford and NIH

This week, NIH and Stanford University School of Medicine released an analysis of nearly 20 years of California hospital records which found that racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity have persisted and increased at high rates among U.S. women. The study found highest morbidity – life-threatening maternal complications – among non-Hispanic black women, followed by non-Hispanic

March 7th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 7th, 2019 Reports and Announcements The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has has posted FY2018 funding data and jurisdictional profiles on its CDC Grant Funding Profiles site. The profiles provide quick access to information about CDC funding provided to health departments, universities, and other public and

March 5th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – March 5th, 2019 Reports and Announcements According to a new analysis released today by Trust for America’s Health and Well-Being Trust, more than 150,000 Americans – the most ever – died from alcohol and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017. The TFAH and WBT issue brief recommends several

Job Listings: Public Health Institute Openings

Public Health Institute (PHI) is dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation, and around the world. Join us! Program Associate I: Sacramento, CA. PHI is seeking a Program Associate with experience in public health, nutrition, physical activity, or wellness to support the national Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community

February 28th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 28th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Yesterday, TFAH hosted a congressional briefing on the State of Obesity report findings and recommendations. Slides from the speakers can be found here. TFAH’s CEO, John Auerbach, was joined by Jamie Bussel of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ruth Petersen of CDC’s Division

February 26th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 26th, 2019 Reports and Announcements In a commentary in Realclear Politics, Acting OMB Director Russ Vought announced that the President’s FY20 budget request would include a proposed five percent reduction in non-defense discretionary spending. House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey responded with a statement reiterating her commitment to writing appropriations bills “that