September 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Help us Make Sense of Diabetes

Hello everyone,

I am happy to be a member of the Dialogue4Health social network. I represent the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a Bay Area nonprofit that works to connect people touched by diabetes through our social networks (TuDiabetes in English and EsTuDiabetes in Spanish) and to raise diabetes awareness.

I wanted to share with you our most recent diabetes awareness project,… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 29, 2009 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

National Convergence Partnership issues letter stating prevention central to health system reform

On August 17, 2009 members of the RWJ National Convergence Partnership issued a letter recommeding prevention investments in health system reform.
The letter is available at:" target="_blank

Added by Marisel Brown on September 26, 2009 at 12:57am — No Comments

Transportation Bill: Infrastructure Rehab Faultlines 101 for Prevention Advocates

Text from New York Times article-9/17/09

Many in the mainstream transportation community agree the next multi-year surface transportation bill needs to significantly boost federal funding for the nation's roads, rails and bridges. But the consensus soon begins to crumble when the issue turns to how to pay for the overhaul -- with lawmakers loath to tell Americans they will need to foot the bill and the rest of the transportation community agreeing that is the only option to pay for… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on September 26, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

PHI Cares’ donation to Andrew Marinelli’s cause to fight world hunger TONIGHT on KTVU Channel 2

Drew Marinelli, hunger awareness campaign, was here at the Public Health Institute offices and KTVU covered it!

"KTVU Channel 2 will air the piece on PHI Cares’ donation to Andrew Marinelli’s cause to fight world hunger TONIGHT on the 5 and 6pm broadcasts (we think). Note, a human interest story like this will probably run later in each news cast. If you have the ability to record this broadcast please do so and bring it in on Monday to share with those who missed it."

To… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on September 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An Empty In-Box, or With Just a Few E-Mail Messages? Read On

I've really found this article useful in my day to day work life and EVEN in my personal life. Although don't tell the author but I had to go back to using the folder system again - the search function in our version of Outlook is too slow. But even my strategy for folders has changed. Hope this helps you.


Published: March 4, 2009

"SINCE e-mail became a fixture in our… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on September 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

some links, Twitter, Delicious, TechSoup, Jody Ranck, Manny - tudiabetes

Dialogue4Health website

D4H Social Network


Delicious Bookmarks…


Added by Star Tiffany on September 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Public Health Institute Newletter, September 24, 2009

Thanks Lisa Awrey for sending this out!

1) WHAT’S NEW: Policy brief based on CHIS survey links soda consumption to obesity

2) PROGRAM NEWS: PHT awards two new grants and receives new settlement


a) GHFP director to train USAID staff on conflict-resolution skills in Cambodia

b) GHFP fellow receives global AIDS coordinator award

4) COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: PHI’s annual report is here and online

5) GRANT APPLICATIONS ALERT: NIH switching… Continue

Added by Dialogue4Health on September 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: New Prevention Institute Resource

Prevention Institute

Prevention Institute Alert
September 24, 2009…


Added by Star Tiffany on September 24, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Landmark Investment in Prevention: Summary of Funding Opportunity Announcement

Strategic Alliance

Action Alert
September 22, 2009…


Added by Dialogue4Health on September 22, 2009 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Shine at Sx::Tech 2010 - Abstract Submission Open!


Added by Star Tiffany on September 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sexual and reproductive health and climate change

Sexual and reproductive health and climate change

The Lancet, Volume 374, Issue 9694, Page 949, 19 September 2009

Earlier this year a Lancet Commission stated that “climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”. Countries in the developing world least responsible for the growing emissions are likely to experience the heaviest impact of climate change, with women bearing the greatest toll. In tandem with other factors, rapid population growth in… Continue

Added by James Williams on September 21, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

MDGs Increasing Health Inequity?

I just read a Lancet article (Gwatkin, D. How much would poor people gain from faster progress towards the MDGs for health?.Vol 365, February 25, 2005.) that discusses the problems with the push of MDGs to evaluate health and development improvements at the national level.

No doubt, the goals that aim to reduce poverty directly are benefiting those persons living on less than 1USD per day. However, as health goals are set at the national level, program managers and health… Continue

Added by Margaret Emmott on September 18, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Groundbreaking soda study results in bold political moves


OVERVIEW. On September September 17, 2009, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released the report, Bubbling Over: Soda Consumption and Its Link to Obesity in California. This landmark study provides important scientific evidence of the direct contribution of sugar-sweetened beverages to California's… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on September 18, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Live in Oakland? Have expired medications? e-letter from Senator Loni Hancock

e-Letter, Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Friends:

Do you know where to properly dispose of your unwanted or expired medications? Over half of the households in the United States either flush prescription and over-the-counter drugs down the toilet or throw them in the trash, primarily because there are not enough collection sites for safe and convenient disposal. Even though wastewater is treated, many drugs contain… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on September 17, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

CONFERENCE SLIDES: National Physical Activity Plan 7/1 to 7/2/09 Washington DC

Text from NPAP website

National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) is a growing collection of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing a plan that will empower all Americans to be physically active every day. With a comprehensive network of resources that continues to expand, NPAP is gaining momentum towards meeting the ultimate goal of increasing physical activity nationwide.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Prevention Research… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on September 16, 2009 at 7:27pm — No Comments

RESULTS ARE IN: YMCA/Steps Community Collaboratives 2004-2008

From article abstract

This article from the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease (July 2009) describes the YMCA/Steps National Partnership and focuses on the experiences and achievements of the YMCA/Steps Community Collaboratives, conducted with technical assistance from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors between 2004 and 2008. We introduce some of the fundamental concepts underlying the partnership’s success and share evaluation results.…


Added by Marisel Brown on September 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CLICK & LEARN: Use of geographic information systems in public health

These days it is difficult to convince even the most accomodating of supervisors to approve professional development travel at the organization's expense. The links below are slide presentations on the use of GIS in our work. Even though travel is restricted, tools available via the web/internet are a bargain in terms of the variety of topics we can select and flexibility in selecting the time to view a presentation.

For starters here is the Wikipedia definition of GIS.

A… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on September 16, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IT'S OFFICIAL: GIS in public health conference every two years

The Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) held the second GIS in Public Health Conference in Providence, RI June 2009. The first GIS conference met with rave reviews so URISA made a commitment to sponsor a conference every two years. Three cheers for URISA!!!!!

Check out the links below for videos from the conference.

URISA website" target="_blank

GIS… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on September 16, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

TOOLKIT: American Planning Association takes active measures to make healthy communities a reality

From Leadership for Healthy Communities website

Part 1 of the Leadership for Healthy Communities Action Strategies Toolkit, which focuses on encouraging active living, is now available in the American Planning Association's Essential Packet - Planning, Public Health, and Physical Activity. The section titled "Active Living and the Built Environment" is included in Part 3 of APA's three-part packet.

This comprehensive packet by the APA will help urban planners and… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on September 16, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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