HHS Community Health Observances, News and Updates Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age [...]
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Are you a mid-career healthcare provider working to advance health? Imagine: having learning resources at your fingertips having an EXECUTIVE COACH for 3 years! having $35K to support your learning (from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) applying that learning to solving a real-world problem in your own community benefitting from a “deep dive” in the [...]
Don't miss these great opportunities for nursing grants! Sigma Theta Tau Invites Applications From RNs for the 2018 STTI/Doris Bloch Research Award POSTED: January 9, 2018 DEADLINE: July 1, 2018 Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.... Sigma Theta Tau [...]
Webinar - Opening Your Doors: Congregational Readiness and Recovery Support Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 | 12PM-1PM EST Is your community ready to support those seeking or who are in recovery for substance-use disorders? Could you offer a self-help support group or a prevention program for young adults? Do you have the support and commitment [...]
“There isn’t time – so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, callings to account. There is only time for loving - & but an instant, so to speak, for that.” - Mark Twain It is that time of the year again, time for New Year resolutions. People are indulging in retrospection [...]
Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crisis/SAMHSA The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States. Application Due Date: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 Offender Reentry Program/SAMHSA The purpose of [...]
Keeping Us Safe has a great article on preventing parking lot accidents with older drivers. "Parking lot crashes involving older drivers can be caused by any number of contributing factor(s), including but not limited to driver inattention, distractions from either inside or outside of the vehicle, declining muscle mass, medication issues, pedal misapplication and mental [...]
New Study Calculates Contribution of Smoking, Poor Diet, Obesity, and Other Modifiable Risk Factors to Cancer in the United States: Four in ten cancer cases & deaths linked to modifiable risk factors! "November 21, 2017– A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying [...]
Understanding pain and prescription drugs! Webinar. Thurs., Dec. 7, Noon to 1:00 p.m. EST Whether acute or chronic, poor pain treatment is a contributing factor to today’s opioid crisis. Please join the HHS Partnership Center when they host David Thomas of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to present a webinar designed especially for [...]
This 20 page document outlines the steps to getting involved in government. A description of civic and political engagement is provided as well as a list of reasons to get involved. The document outlines how to identify your views, choose a political party, identify reputable news sources, choose a level of engagement and connect with [...]