Information Resources

Bright Futures Guidelines Public Review

American Academy of Pediatrics

The public review period for the Fourth Edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents is now open. This is a review for accuracy, completeness, citation updates, and consistency with organizational policy—not general comments. Reviewers are invited to submit through the AAP Website individually or on behalf of an organization by Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT.

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Redesign of This Is Public Health Website

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health raises awareness and support for public health by showing how it affects individuals, families, communities, and populations. The new website features:

  • Integrated e-commerce
  • Revamped resources
  • Event registration
  • This Is Public Health news and updates
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Training and Educational Resources

DMCHWD New Grantee Orientation Webinar

Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

“Orientation to the Division of MCH Workforce Development” will include:

  • Overview of MCHB strategic priorities
  • Overview of DMCHWD within the context of HRSA and MCHB
  • Description of the current DMCHWD investments
  • Review of reporting requirements and key deadlines for DMCHWD grantees
  • Key cross-cutting resources
  • An opportunity for targeted Q&A with DMCHWD staff

Lauren Raskin Ramos, MPH, Acting Director of the DMCHWD, and Meredith Morrissette, MPH, Public Health Analyst of the DMCHWD, will present.

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DataSpeak on Small Area Analysis Webinar

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Save the date for this DataSpeak on small area analysis! DataSpeak is a series of online conferences that feature special topics related to MCH data. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field. The MCH Epidemiology and Statistics Program, who coordinates these DataSpeak conferences, is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking.

Join the DataSpeak mailing list to be notified that registration is open.

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Healthy People 2020 Social Determinants Webinar

Thursday, July 23, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

“Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?” will highlight housing security, a key social determinant of health. Learn more about how housing quality, stability, and affordability impact health and educational outcomes. You will also hear about interventions and resources that can help address housing insecurity in your community.

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Bullying Prevention with Webinar

Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00PM to 3:00pm EDT

During the online meeting, the Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of different backgrounds. Public health practitioners are in a unique position to identify and prevent bullying situations and assist those who have been bullied and those who bully. Learn how you can make a difference during this SOPHE webinar.

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Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence Webinar

Thursday, July 30, 2015
2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

“Influencing Change in Public and Organizational Policy in Support of Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence” is the first of 3 forums organized by the Georgetown University NCCC. Addressing salient issues related to advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence, increasing cultural and linguistic diversity, and systemic barriers to such policies and practices within the I/DD network, each forum will feature leaders, ways to support these efforts, and reflections on what is needed to bring change. This forum is open to the first 300 registrants.

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How to Evaluate Public Health Programs Learning Institute

Sunday, November 1, 2015
8:00am to 11:30am
Chicago, IL

Public health professionals will learn to evaluate public health programs in this Learning Institute held during the APHA Annual Meeting. Review methods for conducting program evaluations and discuss needs assessments and various evaluation types. Logic models, the need for measurable performance measures, and a real-world evaluation will be presented.

The Institute will be led by Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Director of the Office of Epidemiology and Research, MCHB, and Donna J. Peterson, ScD, MHS, CPH, Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of the College of Public Health, USF.

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Funding Opportunities

Notah Begay III Foundation – Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grant

July 20, 2015

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures will provide investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods to their children and communities. The grant will help:

  • Strengthen childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention programs with nutrition and healthy foods access.
  • Build capacity to evaluate programming and implement policy change.
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NIH – Biochemical Substance Measuring Methods during Neonatal and Perinatal Patient Care and Research

September 5, 2015 (Letter of intent)
October 5, 2015 (Application)

Bioengineering and biomedical scientists will collaborate in developing non- or minimally-invasive methods for measuring biochemical substances in connection with the care of perinatal patient populations. Lab-on-a-chip methods for rapid diagnostic or prognostic purposes are also encouraged.

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NIH – Adherence Studies in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney or Urologic Diseases

October 5, 2015 (Letter of intent)
November 5, 2015 (Application)

Support research to improve adherence in adolescents with chronic kidney or urologic diseases. Applications from new or established investigators to pursue research to better understand factors that influence adherence, develop appropriate measures of adherence, and test innovative strategies to enhance adherence in this vulnerable population are invited.

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