Disordered Eating Among Athletes
This teaching case covers the prevention of eating disorders among college athletes. It is reality-based, timely, topical and dynamic, featuring a lead character facing a critical dilemma that must be problem-solved by learners through teamwork. The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders program director Dr. Bryn Austin talks about the importance of eating disorder prevention as well.
Children's Asthma Management
This fact sheet lays out the structure of a project to help health care providers with high-risk patients integrate guidelines-based asthma care into their practices. It shows how project partners identified and communicated with the providers, the promising results, and the scalability of this approach to reduce uncontrolled pediatric asthma that accounts for over 600,000 emergency visits each year.
2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now open for public review and comment. The independent experts submitted the report that describes findings from its review of scientific evidence on diet, nutrition, and health. Register for the March 24th public meeting and to submit written comments .
Using Electronic Health
Records for Health Services Research
Presenters Wilson Pace, M.D., Richard Wasserman, M.D., and Alex Fiks, M.D., MSCE, guided listeners to understand the progress and evolution of pediatric Electronic Health Records (EHR) through nationwide CER2 Electronic Reporting project, described how to utilize the different types of EHR data available in CER2 health services research, and learn how using non-CER2 services researchers could utilize CER2 data for pediatric health in this February 2015 EnRICH webinar.
Training and Educational Resources
EnRICH: Estimating Absolute Differences and Relative Rate Ratios from Regression Models
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
The learning objectives for this webinar are to:
- Recognize the advantages of absolute contrasts for making causal inferences and for quantifying public health impact.
- Understand the disadvantages of odds ratios and how to avoid them.
- Gain knowledge of the different approaches to obtaining absolute and relative contrasts from regression models in Stata and SAS software packages.
Presentations will be made by Jay S. Kaufman, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University, and Ashley Hirai, Ph.D., Health Scientist at HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology & Research
EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) is a series of webinars that feature special MCH research-related topics. Each event features speakers who are experts in the field. EnRICH webinars are conducted by the MCH Training and Research Resource Center which is funded by the MCHB’s Division of Research, Training, and Education.
Advancing Prevention and Population Health Webinar
Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:30pm to 2:00pm PDT
Learn about strengthening prevention and population health and the new opportunities this brings such as cultivating partnerships, supporting continued investments in prevention and population health, and building a culture of health. An update on a children’s hospitals working to advance population health, a public health department’s strategies of leading the way with partners to build support for continuing public investments, and a Congressional update about public health funding will be discussed.
Enhancing Nutritional Environments Webinar
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
The effects of interventions delivered in the home, school, and other nutritional environments designed to increase fruit and vegetable availability for 5 to 18-year olds will be discussed. Professor Rebecca Ganann will lead the session and present findings from her recently published review.
Call for APHA Awards Nominations
April 22, 2015 (Deadline)
Nominate a colleague who exemplifies outstanding professionalism, dedication and contributions in the field of public health. The awards will be presented at the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago. The deadline is April 22. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-2442 for more information.
Cultural Competence Leadership Academy
March 13, 2015 (Application)
June 22 to 25, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
Gain knowledge and skills to help advance and sustain cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence while recognizing your capacity to lead. Develop an action plan and leadership strategies. This course is 2½ months of preparation and a 3½-day workshop. There, participants will be guided through activities followed by a year of coaching and mentoring. Limited to 300 participants.
Healthy Texas Babies: A Life Course Conference
June 22 to 24, 2015
Helping Texas communities decrease infant mortality using evidence-based interventions involves community stakeholders, healthcare providers, and insurance companies. The theme means sessions will be arranged by Life Course stage in 4 tracks, but some are cross-track general sessions where all track participants will have the opportunity to network and interact.
NIH – Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource
March 30, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
April 30, 2015 (Application)
This infrastructure to provide access to exposure analysis performed using biological samples children's health studies.
- National Exposure Assessment Laboratory Network (U2C) : provides analytical services for samples derived from children's health studies
- Data Repository, Analysis and Science Center (U2C) provides intellectual and logistical support for data management generated
- Coordinating Center (U24) manages the flow of materials, data, and analyses between units and participating investigators
HRSA – Improving Newborn Screening Diagnosis
April 13, 2015
Improve the time to diagnosis and treatment for babies undergoing newborn screening who receive a presumptive positive result. An organization will facilitate and coordinate collaborative learning and quality improvement activities by newborn screening programs using strategies that improve newborn screening timeliness.
HRSA – Autism Intervention Network on Behavioral Health
April 21, 2015
An interdisciplinary, multicenter research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure-building will provide leadership in research to improve behavioral, mental, social, and/or cognitive health of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
HRSA – Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health
April 21, 2015
An interdisciplinary, multicenter research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure-building will provide leadership in research to improve the physical health of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
USDA – Childhood Obesity Prevention
April 30, 2015
This program will achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2 to 19 years old.
NIH – Cooperative Neonatal Network
May 3, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
June 3, 2015 (Application)
Participate with the NICHD in clinical trials and observational studies under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter clinical program designed to investigate problems in neonatal medicine, particularly those related to low birth weight, prematurity, and common neonatal medical problems.
NIH – Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network
May 3, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
June 3, 2015 (Application)
Participate with the NICHD in clinical trials and observational studies under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multi-center clinical program designed to investigate problems in perinatal medicine, particularly those related to low birth weight, prematurity, and common obstetrical medical problems.
NIH – Early-Life Factors and Later Cancer Development
June 5, 2015 (R01)
June 16, 2015 (R03, R21)
Do research focused on the role of early-life factors in cancer development later in life. Ultimately, a better mechanistic understanding of how early-life events and exposures contribute to the etiology of cancer later in life will allow for the development of effective interventions during pregnancy or early life that may have a profound impact on cancer prevention.
NIH – Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity
July 5, 2015
Improve health outcomes for women, infants and children by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity.
NIH – Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce Training
August 25, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
September 25, 2015 (Application)
Institutions will enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training and postdoctoral research education to ensure that a diverse and highly-qualified workforce is available to address the biomedical and behavioral or social sciences research agenda. Research training programs will incorporate components to prepare independent scientists that will have an impact on dental, oral, and craniofacial health-related research needs.