Information Resources

Adolescent Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines

California Department of Public Health

Designed to assist Adolescent Family Life Program case managers in improving the nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating practices of clients, the Guidelines include topics for case managers as well as handouts and web resources. All professionals providing nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding guidance to adolescents will find them useful. A guidelines overview webinar reviews the most recent updated sections.

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New Child Data Query Options

Data Resource Center

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative has released new data queries on the Data Resource Center (DRC). The NHIS is a primary source of data on U.S. population health and health care, and data from the NHIS-Child 2013, 2014 and 2010–2013 is now available along with data from the Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services 2011 regarding children with ASD only.

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Training and Educational Resources

Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Webinar

Thursday, September 17, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern

Find out how putting evidence-based practices and processes into action, pregnancy outcomes and maternal, infant, and child health can be improved. Join HHS, ODPHP and Healthy People 2020 to learn more about evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting and how it can improve birth outcomes and impact infant mortality.

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Confronting and Addressing the “Isms” Webinar

Friday, September 25, 2015
2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence presents web-based learning and reflection forums to address important issues related to:

  • Advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence
  • Increasing cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Addressing barriers to such policies and practices within the I/DD network

Those who are leading such efforts within their organizations, states, and at the national level will share approaches that support them and what role a leader plays to bring about needed change. This event is open to the first 300 registrants. Archived forums will be archived and available at the Leadership Institute.

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Preventing Suicide: A Comprehensive Public Health Approach Webinar

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
1:00pm Eastern

Join the CDC for this session of Grand Rounds, and learn about strategies needed to promote broader awareness of suicide, the role that public health can play in identifying factors that reduce the risk of suicide, and promoting actions and programs that protect people from engaging in suicidal behavior.

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Online Master’s in Disabilities Services in Higher Education Webinar

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:30pm to 7:30pm Eastern

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is launching the Online Master’s Degree in Disability Services in Higher Education, the first program of its kind in the country. It was developed by Americans with Disability Act/Amendments Act experts to provide tools and skills for accommodating students with disabilities in higher education settings. This informational session is happening in person at the CUNY SPS mid-town Manhattan campus on 119 West 31st Street.

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Obesity in the Early Childhood Years: State of the Science and Implementation of Promising Solutions Workshop

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Washington, DC

This Institute of Medicine workshop will highlight the science and recent developments in the understanding of emerging modifiable factors associated with the risk of early childhood obesity, including maternal health. Presentations and discussion addressing collaborations and insights into interventions and policies related to nutrition and physical activity will be included. Participants will discuss strategies that hold the promise for progress in reducing obesity prevalence, especially in at-risk populations.

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Overweight/Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Maintenance from Childhood to Adulthood: Discussing Review-level Evidence Webinar

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern

This Health Evidence webinar will examine series of 5 reviews on overweight and obesity prevention, treatment, and weight maintenance strategies among children, youth, and adult populations. Dr. Leslea Peirson, Review Coordinator from the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre, will present key messages from the 5 reviews.

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Prematurity Prevention Conference

November 17 and 18, 2015
Crystal City, VA

The goals of this March of Dimes conference are to:

  1. Enhance prematurity prevention efforts in the United States through the sharing of information about the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions, programs, policies and other activities to prevent premature births.
  2. Prevent prematurity by disseminating findings on evidence-based practices, programs, and policies, and share tools and resources.
  3. Engage stakeholders to participate in the effort to achieve the goal of reducing U.S. premature births to 5.5 percent of all live births by 2030.

Preliminary program (47k PDF) 

Conference registration

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CCPH 14th International Conference Call for Proposals

Due: October 15, 2015

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) conference is in New Orleans, May 11 to 14, 2016, and is themed, “Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships.” The 14th International Conference will bring community partners, faculty members, students, funders, and policymakers from around the world together to learn and highlight partnerships and research collaborations addressing health equity through social justice. The CCPH has many session types that will incorporate diverse and creative approaches for sharing information and engaging participants in discussions and action.

Call for proposals (525k PDF)

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Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness Webinar Archive

In this session of Grand Rounds, the CDC explored adolescent health—how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.

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Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventive Care Webinar Archive

Co-hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy and NIHCM Foundation with support from the HRSA, this webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventive care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members. Presentations were made by Kathryn Janies and Lou Terranova from American Academy of Pediatrics; Christel Kozar from Anthem, Inc.; and Janice Carson from the Georgia Department of Community Health.

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Funding Opportunities

National MCH Workforce Development Center – Cohort 4 Deadline Extended

Now: September 30, 2015

Consider working with the National MCH Workforce Development Center to enhance the capacity of your workforce to implement new Title V action plans with skills in systems integration, change management, and quality improvement. Contact the Center before writing the application to discuss practice laboratory ideas and to confirm that space is available. Apply at the Transformation Station and National MCH Workforce Development Center.

Questions about the process and project ideas, or want to confirm availability?
Amy Mullenix

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NIH – Improving Health and Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth

October 6, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
November 6, 2015 (Proposal)

The NIH will support grants focused on effectiveness testing of services interventions that reduce the prevalence and magnitude of health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and young adults with severe mental illness. This aims to support population-based approaches to prevention, identification and intervention.

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NIH – Research and Training in Child Abuse and Neglect

October 19, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
November 19, 2015 (Proposal)

The NIH requests that multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research and education in child maltreatment and as a resource for the field. Centers will conduct innovative and high-quality research, propose dissemination and outreach core, and be encouraged to disseminate information to the broader community.

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CDC – Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects and Data Utilization for Public Health Action

October 26, 2015

The CDC is providing funding to improve population-based birth defects surveillance and translate the data collected for public health action to understand the impact of birth defects on communities, drive prevention strategies, improve referral to services, and link and evaluate health outcomes. This will enhance state population-based surveillance of major birth defects and to use the data for public health action. Surveillance activities should focus on improvements in surveillance methodologies.

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HRSA – MCH Research

November 6, 2015

The R40 MCH Research Program from HRSA supports research on critical issues affecting MCH. Research will advance knowledge, and will result in health and health services improvements. It will strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas and populations served. It will support research that addresses MCHB Strategic Research Issues.

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HRSA – MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies

November 6, 2015

The R40 MCH SDAS program from HRSA supports research relating to MCH services that exclusively utilizes secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. It will strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas and populations served. It will support research that addresses MCHB Strategic Research Issues.

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NCHS/AcademyHealth – Health Policy Fellowship

November 9, 2015

This fellowship program from AcademyHealth and the NCHS brings scholars in health services research-related disciplines together to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to data for use in their studies and work on projects with NCHS staff. Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students to senior investigators.

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NIH – Tools for Assessment and Improvement of Neurologic Outcomes

November 10, 2015 (Letter of Intent)
December 10, 2015 (Application)

Small businesses can propose research to develop tools and technology for diagnosis, intervention and improvement of outcomes for pregnancies and infants with neurologic disease or at high risk for neurologic complications.

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