Tuesday, January 15, 2019

How is the opioid epidemic changing services for older adults?: A National Survey of Community-Based Aging Service Providers

Older adults in every community have been impacted by the nation’s opioid epidemic. 

Share your story by completing NCOA’s nationwide survey, “How is the opioid epidemic changing services for older adults?: A National Survey of Community-Based Aging Service Providers,” to better understand how service delivery has changed as a result of the opioid epidemic, the top issues of concern for your clients related to opioids, resources that have been valuable in addressing their needs, and gaps in resources needed to adequately address rising needs.

Complete the survey by February 8 for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Safe States Webinar Opportunities: More Info Below!

Connect. Learn. Advance.

Upcoming Opportunity from the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments: The Pair of ACEs Approach for Injury and Violence Prevention Webinar Series
Presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network

This is a three-part webinar series looking at the Pair of ACEs and how it interfaces with work in injury and violence prevention.

January 10, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Register
 Save the Date for the final webinar in the series:
Webinar 3: Applying Pair of ACEs to injury prevention practice
February 14, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

View the first webinar in the series:
Held December 13, 2018

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Resource: New Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Analysis Tool Released



Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System CDC

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New Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Analysis Tool Released

Today, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released a Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Analysis Tool as an enhancement to the Youth Online data analysis tool that provides users with easy access to data on health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. The YRBSS Analysis Tool can be accessed through Youth Online which can be found on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) website at www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs.

The release includes:

A New YRBSS Analysis Tool that allows users to explore YRBSS and Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) data in more detail by conducting cross tabulation analyses that compare data for two variables, with the option of stratifying the results by year, site, demographic variables or sexual orientation.

Youth Online Background:

Youth Online allows users to analyze national, state, and local YRBSS data from high school and middle school surveys conducted during 1991-2017 and GSHS data from students aged 13-17 conducted during 2003-2015. YRBSS data can be filtered and sorted on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, academic grade, and sexual orientation while GSHS data can be filtered and sorted on sex and age. Additionally you can filter and sort both surveys by location and year, create customized tables, maps, graphs, and perform statistical tests by location and health topic.

For more information about YRBS:

Web site: www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
Email: nccddashinfo@cdc.gov

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Save the Date: Public Health in the Rockies Aug 28-30 2019

Save the Date for the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies Conference!


The Colorado Public Health Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) Conference from August 28 - 30, 2019 in Keystone, Colorado. Pre-conferences will take place on August 27 before the full conference begins.

This year's theme is Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation. More conference information will be available at the start of the New Year!
 

Please share this email as well as the attached flyer with your colleagues - We hope to see you August 27 - 30, 2019!
  
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Webinar: Gender Appropriate Language: Practical Skill Development Webinar

 



During this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the variety of gender identities and expressions, and how the use of gender appropriate language can impact people's wellbeing. Kristin Keglovitz-Baker from Howard Brown Health Center will provide information to help listeners understand the variety of gender identities and expressions, and how use of gender appropriate language can impact patient's health and wellbeing.

The National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) provides clinical skills training, technical assistance, and educational resources to the Title X and related public health communities. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Webinar: Do We Really Know About "The Cycle of Violence"?

From The Dibble Institute:
Do We Really Know About "The Cycle of Violence"? Research & Practical Implications


It is commonly said that youth who are exposed to interparental domestic violence are at an increased risk of experiencing dating violence in their romantic relationships. This phenomenon is often referred to as “the cycle of violence” or intergenerational transmission of violence. There is ample evidence supporting “the cycle of violence” hypothesis, yet, most youth exposed to interparental domestic violence do not go on to experience violence in their romantic relationships. How can we explain these seemingly opposing findings? Specifically, webinar attendees will learn: 1. What factors can increase or decrease adolescents’ risk of dating violence. 2. How individuals can help prevent or break the cycle of violence. 3. How to help promote posttraumatic growth and resilience in adolescents’ romantic relationships. Presenter: Megan Haselschwerdt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Who should attend: Violence prevention specialists, professionals working with couples and families impacted by domestic violence, marriage and healthy relationship grantees, family life educators, high school guidance counselors, Family and Consumer Sciences students and educators, and teen dating violence researchers

To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8210262627284080387

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Job Opportunity: Social Strategy and Web Publishing Manager

Trust for America's Health is Hiring:

Social Strategy and Web Publishing Manager

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a leading public health policy, research, and advocacy organization, seeks a Social Strategy and Web Publishing Manager. The Social Strategy and Web Publishing Manager will work with the Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research to plan, execute, monitor, measure and continually improve TFAH’s use of social media and its website to advance the organization’s mission.
TFAH reports on and amplifies data, policies and programs that support optimal health for all Americans. TFAH’s reports on prevention and public health issues are relied upon resources for policymakers at the federal, state and local level. TFAH’s website, social content and media relations outreach are central to the organization’s mission and position TFAH as a public health thought leader.
The Social Strategy and Web Publishing Manager will create and execute weekly and special event social content calendars and marketing plans via both organic and paid media reach. This position will monitor TFAH’s social media feeds (primarily Twitter) and collect site analytics to measure campaign impact and create reports. In addition, the incumbent will be the content manager for TFAH’s state of the art website. The position will also perform the following: work with TFAH colleagues to understand and meet their web publishing needs; use search engine optimization (SEO) principles to increase traffic and findability on the website; and collect and study site analytics to improve user experience and site performance.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, digital media, or a related field and 4 – 6 years of work experience, including experience with social media and web content management. Additional required work experience includes SEO techniques and Google analytics. Experience in outreach to minority audiences and bilingual skills are a plus. Read the full job description.
Applicants for the above should submit a cover letter and resume toesarfo@tfah.org. Please, no calls or faxes.