January 2010 Blog Posts (20)

First in Urban Farming: Greensgrow Farm

It may be winter back East, but the #1 urban farming outfit in the nation is keeping busy.



Greensgrow is THE nationally recognized leader in urban farming (don't just take our word for it...) and is open to the public from early spring through Christmas. A small but dedicated staff runs a multifaceted operation, including a nursery, a farm market, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, proving that abandoned land is only abandoned if we choose to leave it that… Continue

Added by Percival Scott Fife on January 30, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Idealware - Introducing the Field Guide to Nonprofit Software

Thought some people might find this interesting. This is not an endorsement.











We're thrilled to announce the launch of Idealware's first book: The Field Guide

to Software for Nonprofits: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach.…

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Added by Star Tiffany on January 28, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

Feb 4th Briefing on Physical Education



Strategic Alliance


Strategic Alliance E- Alert
January 26 , 2010…


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Added by Dialogue4Health on January 27, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

EXCELLENT: Article on use of health impact assessment -A team approach used by Michigan State U & Ingham County Health Department

This is an excellent article that offers specific steps essential to the team approach to public health & planning in order to create healthier neighborhoods/places to live.



Tool Created to Assess Health Impacts of Development Decisions in Lansing, Michigan

Journal of Environmental Health, July 2008

by Robert Glandon, Karen Roof

Summary:

This article discusses the Health Impact Assessment tool developed by the Ingham County Health… Continue

Added by Fiona Hyde on January 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Say What?!? Sx Ed Contest

As you may have noticed I'm a big fan of the Sx:Tech Conference - it's fun and ISIS is an amazing organization! Here is their Say What?!? Sx Ed Contest. What do you think?



"Be safe. Don’t do it. Be responsible. Wait. What’s the best advice teens have received from an adult about sex? You may not believe it, but even in today’s technologically advanced society, many adults are using urban legends and tall tales to teach youth… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on January 26, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

2010 British Invasion-UK celeb chef Jamie Oliver takes on a town's bad eating habits

The No Candy Man Jamie Oliver led a campaign to get the British to cook simply and healthy. With his work done, he crossed the pond to Huntington, West Virginia to get the town off the unhealthiest place in America list.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution will be televised starting Friday, March 26, 2010. Click for more details from Huntington's Herald Dispatch.…



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Added by Estelle Menz on January 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

"Snow Job" on Smoke-Free Winter Olympics

In recent months, the organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games have promised the competition would be a smoke-free world event. Now, it seems, at the request of a few VIP smokestacks, the health-promoting policy has been suddenly changed, and 25 smoking areas will be established at the Games. These designated areas will be for high-ranking officials only, not spectators, who must exit the security perimeter… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 25, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Salt Intake Study, Fake Chinese Condoms named "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

A study finding that cutting salt intake is as beneficial as smoking cessation was named “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while the proliferation of counterfeit condoms from China was named “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”



The Best/Worst awards are announced weekly in “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are voted on by the Partnership for Prevention staff, based upon nominees from the… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 25, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Entrepreneurs Making Healthy School Lunches-Revolution Foods, Inc.

Making a Healthy Lunch, and Making It a Cause
From NYTimes 1/23/2010
Reporter- Daniel Weintraub
Between them, Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Tobey have worked on Wall Street, traveled the world and taught school from East Africa to Ecuador. Now they make lunch for a living.

Click on link to continue.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/us/24sfpolitics.html" target="_blank

Added by Marisel Brown on January 24, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Do No Harm documentary

Saw a great documentary on PBS this evening entitled Do No Harm. It's about whistleblowers at a nonprofit hospital exposing the enormous profits and unsavory financial practices regarding poor patients.

Synopsis on the KQED website: http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/archive/index.jsp?pgmid=18738

Filmmaker website is here: http://www.donoharmdoc.com

Added by N.A. on January 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Children's Defense Fund finally speaks to child health (nutrition) from a local point of view

I have been an admirer of Marion Wright Edelman; however, I was sad to see her and her husband nearly disappear from the national scene after their fallout with the Clintons over welfare reform. Like many organizations that seemed to get their energy from one person/founder, CDF was not heard from during the Bush 2 years.

Marion seems to be taking a more useful trail by bringing attention to child nutrition in a manner that allows local leaders to tend to their own patch of Eden with the… Continue

Added by Percival Scott Fife on January 22, 2010 at 6:38pm — No Comments

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Added by Cecil Verley on January 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sx Tech Conference in February - this is a great conference!

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Added by Dialogue4Health on January 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"Vitality Project," Tobacco-touting Doctor Awarded "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

The “Vitality Project” in Albert Lea, Minn., was named “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while a noted Canadian psychiatrist who touts the benefits of smoking was awarded the honor of “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”



The “Best/Worst” awards are given by “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are suggested by Partnership staff and the general public, and voted on by the staff.. Partnership for Prevention is a non-profit organization of business,… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 20, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

A CONSERVATIVE ADVOCATES FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

I see that some of you have been posting to the Transportation for America (T4A) Facebook page. Well perhaps you missed this item. William Lind, a conservative (pro-rail but not hot on buses), gives a thumbs up to investing in public transportation.

The link includes a video as well as text.

http://www.streetfilms.org/williamlind/#more-20681" target="_blank

Added by Fiona Hyde on January 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Preserve Expertise, Independence of Prevention Task Forces, PfP Urges Congress

Partnership for Prevention sent a letter to congressional negotiators on the health reform bill urging them to maintain the independence and expertise of the federal task forces for clinical and community prevention services. The House and Senate bills both have provisions that would change the role and structure of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the Community… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 14, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

NYC Salt Crusade, Contaminated Soda Fountains Named "Best, Worst Prevention Idea of the Week"

New Yorkers’ efforts to curb salt use and the widespread presence of bacteria linked to feces at soda fountains were named the Best and Worst Prevention Ideas of the week.



The “Best/Worst” awards are given by “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are suggested by Partnership staff and the general public, and voted on by the staff. For more information about Partnership for Prevention, go to www.prevent.org… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 12, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

"Prevention Matters" Podcast #22 - Do We Know What Works Best in Health Promotion?

Do we really know what works best when it comes to health promotion? And when we learn what works, are we making sure others know, also? These are some of the questions we explore in this podcast with Michel O'Donnell, PhD, editor of the American Journal of Health Promotion. O'Donnel is… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 7, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Side-by-side comparison of health reform bills from Speaker Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office sent an email re: next steps & a link to a comparison of the two (Senate & House) healthcare reform bills.

Here is the link:
http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=2118" target="_blank

Added by Beatrice Yearwood on January 4, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

REPORT: Impact of rising obesity costs on national health expenditures with state rankings

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD of Emory University & director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, prepared the report The Future Cost of Obesity. It is a shame this report and several others like it did not get circulated during the healthcare reform "debate". These numbers are compelling yet I do not recall much discussion about cost control. Thorpe's presentation is clear/to-the-point.…



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Added by Beatrice Yearwood on January 1, 2010 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

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