20 September 2012
Are You a Leader Working Across Sectors?
The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) offers an innovative approach by bringing together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to actively engage their communities to achieve health equity.
Do You Learn By Doing?
We use blended learning modalities including webinars, a retreat, coaching from national experts, and peer networking to advance your team’s skills and…Continue
Added by Carolyn Weinrobe on October 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
It used to be you could only get a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger while waiting to board your flight. So it's great to hear that airports are increasingly offering healthy food options. These high-fiber, low-fat foods are great for weary travelers in order to rev up their energy and aid in digestion. And while its great that 83% of restaurants in the busiest airports attest to having a healthy option on their menus, this may still be only one option among many unhealthy ones. …Continue
Added by Lotta Chan on October 3, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
Non communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are responsible for roughly two out of every three deaths today. Other NCDs, including mental illness, accidents, renal disease and dental disease, kill or maim millions more. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now putting the final touches on a draft Action Plan…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on September 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
20 September 2012
Added by Joel Ervice on September 17, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
The Great Recession has moved middle class and working class into precarious living arrangements. Some individuals are living with friends at times moving frequently, perhaps several nights a week, to another friend's or acquaintace's apartment or home. In some instances, individuals are renting a sofa from an acquaintance for eight hours sometime during the day or night to have a safe place to sleep. We don't consider individulas with somewhat unconventional living arrangements homeless…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on September 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
During Spring and Summer of 2012, World Health Organzation (WHO) staff and interested member states have been at work preparing a series of documents as follow up to the September 2011 High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). They have pored through hundreds of comments, position papers, speeches and technical information to create…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on September 11, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Primary care is experiencing rapid changes under health reform. You may be familiar with the emphasis on health information technology, patient centered medical homes, and efforts to expand the health workforce. However, integration of mental health into primary care settings is also a by-product of health reform.
The video features Jurgen Unutzer, MD, MPH, MA, the driving force behind the IMPACT Model-an evidence based model of…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on August 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Added by Joel Ervice on August 14, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
She calls it propaganda gardening. Pam Warhurst is the co-founder of England's Incredible Edible. Incredible Edible takes over vacant land and creates community gardens. All done without a "flippin' strategy document."
Added by Marisel Brown on July 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Added by Joel Ervice on July 18, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Very early this morning, after a long day of debate, the House Agriculture Committee reported the 2012 Farm Bill, H.R. 6083, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 35-11.
The Public Health Institute (PHI) strongly opposes the $16.5 billion in cuts that H.R. 6083 makes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If these cuts were enacted, up to 3 million individuals would no longer receive the food…Continue
Added by Gabrielle Serra on July 12, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments
Dr. Nicholas Alipui, director of programs at UNICEF, announced last week that the agency has decided to update its iconic information resource "Facts for Life" to include information about non communicable diseases (NCDs) in children and adolescents. Speaking at a Ministerial breakfast as part of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on July 6, Dr. Alipui said that by updating "Facts for Life" with information about NCDs,…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on July 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
You're going to see a major intensification of lobbying at the state level by the hospitals and the doctors," said John Gorman, a health-care consultant and former lobbyist. "They will scream for this money because they would rather see
more people covered under Obama's signature initiative than have bad debt."…
Added by Marisel Brown on July 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
Added by Marisel Brown on July 1, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
I wonder if this video was held in the "can" until the Supreme Court's health reform decision. My question is: who is the target population for this message. The message seems a bit muted for the general population. Seasoned health care sector practitioners are not easily swayed by high production values. In any event, take a look.
Added by Marisel Brown on June 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
A huge collective sigh of relief was heard across the nation this morning when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act will be the law of the land. Foes and supporters will be pouring over gallons on of ink and gigabytes and information this weekend trying to determine the meaning and devilish details of the decision. Below are are few same-day reactions from population health organizations across the country. Click on the link after each quote to read complete…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on June 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Joel Ervice on June 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
We are pleased to invite you to view our latest AGALI video. As you know, the AGALI team was recently in Liberia for our 2012 advocacy training. We took the opportunity to visit one of our grantee’s projects while we were there. We were immediately both impressed and humbled by our visit at THINK’s Safe Home for Girls just outside of Monrovia. The need for advocacy is great in Liberia and the work our Fellows are doing on behalf of girls is powerful.…Continue