The special focus of this alert is Nutrition with this section of information and education resources on public health nutrition for children, adolescents, women, and families.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Department of NutritionHRSA Disclaimer

MCH Nutrition Grantee Highlight: Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium Series 2.0HRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinars

This series focuses on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of maternal and pediatric obesity using the Life Course Approach in MCH to explain the connection of maternal and pediatric obesity. This series is being held through spring 2018.

Association of Maternal & Child Health ProgramsHRSA Disclaimer

Obesity/Overweight and Preconception HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinars

These webinars focused attention on the impact of obesity on the health of young women and any future children they may wish to have. They shared ideas and strategies for addressing this public health crisis among MCH and chronic disease partners. In early 2015, AMCHP presented Obesity/Overweight and Preconception Health webinars in partnership with the PCHHC and the NACDD:

Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsHRSA Disclaimer

PRC and Public Health Partnerships to Improve Access to Nutrition in CommunitiesHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinar

The ASTHO and the CDC presented a March 2017 webinar to learn how PRCs and public health partnerships are implementing nutrition policies and programs that increase access to healthy food in low-socioeconomic communities. There were 2 presentations and 3 presenters:

  • BCOP
    • Darcy Freedman, Associate Director of the CWRU PRC
    • Ashley Davis, Program Manager at the ODH
  • Feeding America is improving national nutrition policies by analyzing barriers to access of fresh produce in foodbanks and implementing nationwide healthy food policies for fresh produce distribution
    • Hilary Seligman, Associate Professor at the UCSF PRC and Director of the CDC’s NOPREN

Dialogue4HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Examining the Public Debate on School Food Nutrition Guidelines: Findings and Lessons Learned from an Analysis of News Coverage and Legislative DebatesHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Webinar

This web forum on how the public dialogue on school food nutrition guidelines has unfolded at the state and local levels included:

  • Summary of their findings
  • Discussion of how they might inform future communications efforts around healthy school food environments at the state and local level

Focused on professionals in education and public health working on creating healthy school food environments—particularly those who are interested in learning about how school food nutrition is currently being discussed—and lessons learned for future communications efforts, the 1-hour web forum was presented in October 2016 and hosted by the BMSG and the PHAI.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition ServiceHRSA Disclaimer

Community Food SystemsHRSA Disclaimer

Archived Videos and Webinars

The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services has several archived videos and webinars available on community food systems. Topics include:

  • Community food systems in Native communities
  • Planning for farm-to-school success
  • Finding, buying, and serving local foods


National Alliance to Advance Adolescent HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health CareHRSA Disclaimer

2017 Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet

Supporting the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings, this sheet includes a list of updated transition-related CPT codes. It contains the new code for transition readiness assessment, current Medicare fees, and RVUs for these services. A new set of 7 clinical vignettes with recommended CPT and ICD-10 codes was also included.

Training and Educational Webinars

Center for Adolescent Nursing, University of MinnesotaHRSA Disclaimer

2017 Summer Institute in Adolescent HealthHRSA Disclaimer

July 24 to 26, 2017

St. Paul, MN

This 3-day intensive institute will focus on gaining an understanding for working with parents across cultures and contexts while considering evidence-based strategies for diverse populations—including youth with special health care needs. Teachers, counselors, school nurses, social workers, mentors, coaches, public health nurses and practitioners, health educators, psychologists, physicians, law enforcement, policymakers, and youth advocates are encouraged to attend. Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos will be a guest teacher.

Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsHRSA Disclaimer

June 12 to June 30, 2017
Onsite and online courses

Registration is now open for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Graduate Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research. Courses can be taken for professional development at a non-credit tuition rate or for academic credit registration. Space permitting, registrations are accepted until the start of the class.

Funding Opportunities

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationHRSA Disclaimer

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF ProgrammingHRSA Disclaimer

May 16, 2017

For 11 years, this program has supported research grants and career development opportunities for a network of more than 920 researchers from diverse, underrepresented, and historically-disadvantaged backgrounds. This is a career development program for early career researchers and enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. From multiple disciplines, researchers work to build a case for Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Resource-Related Research Projects in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Pediatric InjuryHRSA Disclaimer

May 19, 2017 (Letter of intent)

June 19, 2017 (Application)

Applications to develop research resources for use by the broader scientific community for furthering research in the scientific area of epidemiology and/or prevention of childhood injuries are requested. The research resource should focus on things most likely to cause death or disability such as motor vehicle crashes, firearms, poisonings, drowning, self-injurious behavior, fires, burns, and suffocation.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Dental Specialty and PhD ProgramHRSA Disclaimer

June 3, 2017 (Letter of intent)

July 3, 2017 (Application)

The NIDCR encourages applications for institutional research career development programs from organizations that propose to develop outstanding clinician scientists through an integrated program of advanced clinical training in a recognized dental specialty. Supervised research training leading to a PhD is required. The program should accelerate the process of early career dentist scientists in achieving competencies in clinical and research areas and facilitate the transition to a research career dedicated to improving dental, oral, and craniofacial health.

National Institutes of HealthHRSA Disclaimer

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

July 7, 2017 (Letter of intent)

August 7, 2017 (Application)

Applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children and in women during pregnancy and lactation are encouraged. The overall goals are to improve the safety and effectiveness of current drugs for pediatric or obstetric patients, enhance the development of new drugs, or find safer uses of existing drugs for therapies to meet clinical needs for these populations.