November 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color

Found out about this book via TCE's twitter account - Thanks! You can follow them at @CalEndowment

Important new book on health disparities for boys & men of color.

"The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity (Warren Institute) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative venture to produce research, research-based policy prescriptions, and curricular…


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

New York Times reviews Instant Recess!! :: Dr. Toni Yancey

To All Movers & Shakers,

Last Tuesday's review of my book Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 MINUTES AT A…


Added by Dialogue4Health on November 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

It's Time for Recess: Just Keep on Moving :: By JANE E. BRODY :: The New York Times

Check out Dr. Yancey's book review!

It's Time for Recess: Just Keep on Moving


"We all know by now that we should be getting 30 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous…


Added by Star Tiffany on November 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Clinate Change: What are the Connections?

Today marks the official start to proceedings of the COP 16 conference in Cancun, Mexico. However, this past weekend, international youth delegates, researchers and activists converged at the 6th Conference of Youth (COY 6) meetings to share information and resources, network, and dialogue about all things climate change related. PHI's GoJoven program, which builds the capacity of youth leaders to improve…


Added by Climate Change Global Health on November 29, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Climate Finance and Health: What's the Connection?

This year marks the first time that PHI’s Center for Public Health & Climate…


Added by Climate Change Global Health on November 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

NO CHANGE IN 50 YEARS: Salt intake remains high in U.S.

Obesity/diabetes patients also tend to have high blood pressure. I know the nation has put a lot of effort into warning about eating too much salt. This was probably more noticeable in the African American community.

Regardless of the number of education campaigns and no/no's from our doctors, salt intake in the US has not fallen in 50 years. That is pretty shocking. It seems that just as fat has been added to our food, salt is creeping into our daily eating habits because we now use…


Added by Percival Scott Fife on November 24, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

USDA FUNDED STUDY: Behavioral psychology of school lunch aversion

Children's nutrution programs are a bi-partisan issue in US politics. Urban centers have kid to feed and the Heartland has crops to sell. No matter what the nutritional deficits, kids in America need not starve at breakfast or lunch if they are in a school district and quality for free/reduced meals. It is a blessing, but the kids don't see it that way. They hate the food and they hate the stigma.

USDA is on the childhood obesity prevention bandwagon and school lunch programs…


Added by Percival Scott Fife on November 24, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

PHI to Attend Conference of Youth Meetings in Cancun, Nov. 26-28, 2010

This week, PHI will participate in the 6th annual Conference of Youth (COY6) meetings in Cancun, November 26th-28th, 2010: Held just prior to the UN Climate Change Conference, COY meetings bring international youth together to share, network, dialogue and strategize on a range…


Added by Climate Change Global Health on November 22, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Unilever, Pespi, KFC, & McDonald's writing British conservative government health policy

Some of you may not be aware that in Britain we have a conservative government at the helm. There are significant reductions planned for areas of government. This is truly a turning of the tide leaving many in shock, unlike the French who are not taking the reduction of government benefits lightly.

Now we hear that candy and fast food executives will have a say in the development of British health policy. Money does not play a major role in our elections, but I know from…


Added by Estelle Menz on November 15, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITY: $100 Million in Sustainable Community Grants Awarded by HUD

Copied from HUD website

HUD’s Sustainable Communities Challenge Grants will foster reform and reduce barriers to achieving affordable, economically vital and sustainable communities. These funds will be used by communities, large and small, to address local challenges to integrating transportation and housing. When these activities are done in conjunction with transportation projects, they can greatly increase the efficiency and access of local transportation while…


Added by Fiona Hyde on November 11, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

REPORT: How Medical Homes Can Advance Health Equity

The California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) recently released report on the topic of the primary care medical home. The report presents each of the benefits associated with this health services delivery model and offers an equity improvement recommendation for each benefit.

The report can be accessed at:

Added by Marisel Brown on November 10, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

APHA Presentations from California


Added by Dialogue4Health on November 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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