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HHS: Opioid Misuse in Women – Prevention Award & White Paper

Check out these two opportunities from HHS related to Women and Opioid Misuse: Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention Awards (OWHPA) Application Deadline: April 7, 2017.  Click here for more information. Through this unique funding opportunity, OWH intends to fund up to 12 projects (cooperative agreements) that will focus on [...]

HHS – WEBINAR: The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention

Faith.Hope.Life: The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM MST - 2:30:00 PM MST To register please click here. Faith communities of all traditions have an important part to play in fostering mental health and helping prevent suicide. Faith leaders are on the "front lines" --the first people many [...]

Maternal Use of Marijuana During Pregnancy/Lactation

In November the Academic Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology examined maternal use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation. This mini review reported research documenting the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy on brain development. This article highlights research findings and gives recommendations for health and education professionals. Here are a few highlights: "The concentrations of [...]

2017 Tips Campaign

Key Message: Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. What are those health problems? Cancer (lung, throat, head and neck, colorectal) Heart disease Stroke COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Gum disease Preterm birth HIV (human immunodefi ciency virus) Dual use (the current use of both cigarettes and electronic [...]