Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest/ Mar 1

Today’s News (3/1/18)
  • Transition:  When initiating the idea of a Wellness and Prevention in Health Reform e-newsletter nearly 10 years ago, I had no idea that it would evolve into such a broadly distributed public health resource, which I trust has been useful to you.  As many of you have heard, I’ll soon be transitioning to a new position as Executive Director of the Safe States Alliance, the national non-profit and membership association representing public health injury and violence prevention professionals engaged in building a safer, healthier America.  I will retain my ties to TFAH and transition to a senior policy advisor.  The primary tasks of editing and writing the Digest will shift to my government relations colleagues at TFAH, who will continue to promote ongoing partnerships on important public health issues.
    • Don’t worry, my accomplished colleagues at TFAH will maintain the Digest with the content and format you have become accustomed to.  Please send your requests for future placements of events, calls to action, publications, and funding and regulatory opportunities to both Becky Salay at bsalay@tfah.org and Kevin McIntyre at kmcintyre@tfah.org.   On occasion I will have a hand in the Digest – for example, when I need to send a birthday greeting to a family member.  Best regards to all, let’s keep in touch!
 Reports and Announcements
  • “A healthy United States is a strong United States. A prepared nation is a safe nation. But persistent underfunding of the country’s public health system has left the nation vulnerable,” said John Auerbach, president and CEO, of TFAH. “The country needs a long-term commitment to rebuild the nation’s public health capabilities – not just to plug some of the more dangerous gaps but to make sure each community will be prepared, responsive and resilient when the unexpected occurs.”
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the  CDC Grant Funding Profiles site with FY 2017 data and profiles. “The profiles provide quick access to information about CDC funding provided to health departments, universities, and other public and private agencies in U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.” Please contact CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support via email or call 404-498-0300 with questions or comments.
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, asking him to elaborate on his plan to make gun violence research a priority for HHS.  Among other things, it addresses the existing Dickey Amendment that states the CDC cannot use federal funds “to promote or advocate gun control.”
  • CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has created a new e-cigarette infographic. “It provides standard background information, including the health effects of using e-cigarettes and trends in use among youth and adults.”

Take Action

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have opened a public comment period for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

      Upcoming Events

  • Join TFAH and the Association State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) for a Building a Healthier Nation Congressional lunch briefing, Thursday, March 15th, Noon – 1:00 p.m. to meet state and territorial public health officials, learn about state and territorial public health priorities, and better understand the impact funding cuts could have on our efforts to protect the nation’s health Public health. To RSVP.
      TFAH Career Opportunities 
  • Reminder – Trust for America’s Health is seeking a new Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research to provide expert leadership to the organization’s policy research and communications initiatives.  For full information.
  • Have a great weekend!      
Opportunities/Deadlines    
       Sign On Documents and Opportunities for Input
  • The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) is asking organizations to sign a pledge to have healthy meetings, conferences, and events.  To assist organizations, NANA has developed a Healthy Meeting Toolkit. (no deadline)
       Regulatory Comments
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has announced three additional hearings and extended the comment period to April 26th on the Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal. Hearings will be held in Kansas City, MO; San Francisco, CA; and Gillette, WY this February and March.

    Funding Opportunities and Awards

  • The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living has announced a new 2018-2019 postdoctoral program in disability policy research. It is “seeking qualified candidates who are interested in developing research on people with disabilities to influence policies, opportunities, and outcomes for this community.” Each fellow will be hired as a research associate at the Washington State University (WSU) Department of Health Policy and Administration.
  • The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has issued a call for nominations for the 2018 Awards Program at its annual conference this May. “NNPHI welcomes all network members as well as partners to nominate individuals and organizations for {several} awards categories for 2018.”
  • Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has announced a new series of grants for the 2018-19 school year. (deadline, April 6th)
  • CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Million Hearts® initiative have announced that the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is “open to receive applications from health professionals, practices, and health systems that show excellence in achieving hypertension control rates of 80 percent or greater over a 12-month period.”  (deadline, April 6th)
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families, also known as the Youth and Family TREE.  “The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.” Eligible applicants include federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.  Deadline is April 10th.
  • The Kresge Foundation will begin accepting applications on April 2nd for its Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative – “an 18-month leadership development initiative aimed at helping current and future local public health department leaders advance innovative models, which improve their organizations and position them for new opportunities to meet the changing health needs of their communities.” (deadline, April 30th)
Upcoming Events
Obesity Care Network Advocacy Day
Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Obesity Care Advocacy Network
Tuesday, February 27th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Washington, DC

For more information and to register

Innovation and Quality in Public Health
Sponsored by the Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Tuesday, February 27th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities
Sponsored by America Walks
Tuesday, February 27th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
Youth Opioid Prevention
Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tuesday, February 27th, 4:00 p.m.
SVC 203-02, Capitol Visitor Center
AHD Webinar Series: How Academic Health Department Partnerships Can Support PHAB and CEPH Accreditation
Sponsored by the Public Health Foundation 
Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
The State of Healthcare Systems in the European Union and the U.S.
Sponsored by George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health
Thursday, March 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Theater A, Level B1
{Xavier Prats Monne, the EU Director-General for Health and Food Safety, and Vikki Wachino, former Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS will be featured speakers}
Preventing Diabetes in the United States
Sponsored by YMCA of the USA, American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Weight Watchers & Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
Thursday, March 8th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
SVC 203-02, Capitol Vistor Center
Pushing Boundaries: What Makes a Walkable Community
Sponsored by America Walks
Wednesday, March 14th, 2:00 – 3:00 (EST) – webinar

For more information and to register

Navigating the Health Care System Lesson Plan
Sponsored by Nemours
Thursday, March 15th, Noon – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training
Sponsored by CommonHealth Action
March 20th – 21st
1301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 200

For more information and to register

The Heart of New Ulm: Population Health Takes a Village
Sponsored by the Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Wednesday, March 21st, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar
SHAPE America National Conference & Expo
March 20th – 24th
Nashville, TN

For more information and to register

Harkin on Wellness Symposium: Preventive Care & Policy
Sponsored by the Harkin Institute
Wednesday, March 21st
Des Moines, IA

For more information and to register

The 2018 International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Convention & Trade Show
March 21st – 24th
San Diego, CA
28th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
March 26th – 30th
San Diego, CA
New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence Quarterly Meeting
March 29th, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
DCF Professional Center, New Brunswick, NJ
National Public Health Week
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association
April 2nd – 8th
Announcing Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets
Sponsored by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America’s Arts & Culture Team
April 3rd – 4th
Nashville Music City Center, Nashville, TN
SOPHE Conference- Igniting Change and Innovation: The Impact of Health Education
Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education
April 4th – 6th
Columbus, OH

For more information and to register

Climate & Health Solutions for Our Future Conference
Sponsored by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
April 8th – 10th
George Mason University, Arlington, VA

For more information and to register

National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
April 8th – 11th
Norfolk, VA
Teaching Prevention 2018: Reimagining Population Health Education, Practice, & Research
Sponsored by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
April 9th -11th
Philadelphia, PA
Testing and Integrated Delivery and Financing System for Older Adults with Health and Social Needs
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12 p.m. (EDT) – webinar
2018 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
Sponsored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine
April 11th – 14th
New Orleans, LA
Public Meeting on Opioid Use Disorder
Sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administraiton
Tuesday, April 17th
Silver Spring, MD

For more information and to register

SYNChronicity Conference
Sponsored by HealthHIV
April 22nd – 24th
Arlington, VA
Testing a Shared Decision-Making Model for Health and Social Service Delivery in East Harlem
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, April 25th, Noon (EDT) – webinar
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness
May 2018
Engaging in a Culture of Health: Making Waves in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
2018 National Health Outreach Conference
May 2nd – 4th
Bloomington, MN
Community Benefit Connect Annual Convening
May 9th
Irvine, CA

For more information and to register

 
16th Annual Health Literacy Conference
Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement
May 9th – 11th
International Results in Health Conference
Sponsored by Clear Impact and WNC Health Network
May 16th – 18th
Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC

For more information and to register

NNPHI Annual Conference and Workforce Development Forum
Sponsored by the National Network of Public Health Institutes
May 22nd – 24th
New Orleans, LA
Preventive Medicine 2018
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
May 22nd – 25th
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, IL
Preventive Medicine Conference- Full Day Learning  Institute
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
May 23rd – 26th
Chicago, Il

For more information and to register

2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention
Sponsored by the School-Based Health Alliance
June 24th – 27th
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Healthy Aging Summit
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
July 16th – 17th
Washington, DC
For more information and to register (abstract deadline February 5th)
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association
October 2nd – 3rd
St. Louis, MO

For more information and to register

2018 Public Health Law Pre-Conference
Sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
October 3rd – 4th
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ

For more information and to register

 
2018 Public Health Law Conference
Sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
October 4th – 6th
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ
Third Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
Sponsored by The Root Cause
October 8th – 9th
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

For more information and to register

National Health Education Week
Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education
October 15th – 19th

For more information

Integrated Care Conference
Sponsored by Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
October 18th – 20th
Rochester, NY
American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo
November 10th -14th
San Diego Convention Center
For more information (registration opens in June)
Community Integrated Health Conference
Sponsored by the Community Integrated Health Collaboration
December 10th – 12th
Washington Hilton Hotel

For more information

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