Events / Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 21st Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 21st, 2019 Reports and Announcements Trust for America’s Health is pleased to announce the release of Promoting Health and Cost Control in States: How States Can Improve Community Health and Well-being Through Policy Change. The report highlights 13 evidence-based policies, all outside the healthcare sector, that if

February 19th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 19th, 2019 Reports and Announcements On Friday, the President signed the remaining FY19 appropriations measures, averting another partial government shutdown. The legislation combined Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Interior-Environment, State-Foreign Operations, and Transportation-HUD. The President also indicated he would declare a national emergency at the southern border. This

February 13th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 13th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is pleased to announce the release of Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism. The report examines the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, tracks progress and

February 7th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 7th, 2019 Reports and Announcements During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Trump announced a plan to eliminate HIV in the U.S. within 10 years. The strategy will focus on addressing the epidemic in 48 counties, DC, and Puerto Rico. According to Assistant Secretary for

February 5th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – February 5th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Tonight, President Trump is scheduled to deliver the State of the Union Address. Among health issues is he expected to address are lowering health care costs and a pledge to end the HIV epidemic. A Morning Consult/Politico survey of registered voters cited improving the

Give Kids A Smile Day 2019 at UCSF Dental Center

CPHA-N@UCSF is a dental student group created many years ago which organizes a free dental event for children on Saturday February 9, 2019. UCSF dental students, faculty, and staff will be hosting the annual Give Kids A Smile Day at UCSF on Saturday, February 9th, 2018! Bring your friends, family, children ages 3-17 for free

January 31st Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – January 31st, 2019 Reports and Announcements Public health experts, epidemiologists, clinicians and others with on-the-ground understanding of conditions surrounding disease outbreaks are invited to participate in a new disease prediction project developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This platform is designed to use collective intelligence to

January 29th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – January 29th, 2019 Reports and Announcements Friday night, the President signed a bill to reopen the remainder of the federal government. The short-term continuing resolution, which will reopen the government through February 15, also extends several provisions of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act related to medical countermeasures.

January 17th Wellness and Prevention Digest

Wellness and Prevention Digest TODAY’S NEWS – January 17th, 2019 Reports and Announcements TFAH has released its Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress, which provide a brief overview of TFAH’s policy priorities in our key areas of work: chronic disease, emergency preparedness, infectious disease, and behavioral health. The Priorities reflect a commitment to protecting the public’s