The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stated that despite the substantial health benefits of physical activity, about 3 out of every 10 U.S. adults report being inactive during their leisure time, and only half of U.S. adults report levels of aerobic physical activity consistent with national guidelines. There are evidence-based strategies to promote physical [...]
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First-of-its-kind searchable database of low-cost programs and comprehensive “how to” guide for communities The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and Office on Women’s Health (OWH) have launched their first website focused on helping communities to promote the oral health of older adults. Users will be able to [...]
Don't miss these great Webinars coming up in the next few days! Understanding the Opioid Crisis: What’s at the Heart of the Matter? Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Noon- 1 pm EST, Register for this webinar here. National attention is focused on the opioid crisis, and communities are struggling to respond. In this webinar, national leaders [...]
Save-the-Date: Join Us for a National Day of Prayer, Sept. 8 - 10, 2017, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This weekend, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention invites faith communities across the nation to pray for those whose lives have been touched by suicide. Pray that we can all grow in faith [...]
Region IX Women’s Health Webinar Series: The Opioid Crisis: How Gender Can Impact Solutions Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017 Time: 2:00pm to 2:30pm Pacific Standard Time WeBytes: 30 Minute Webinars for the Busy Public Health Professional The goal of WeBytes is to educate, stimulate and motivate in 30 minutes. According to the Office on Women’s [...]
The American Nurses Association (ANA) declared this year, 2017, the Year of the Healthy Nurse and defines a healthy nurse as "someone who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well being." If you read our July/Aug. HMA Today, you would know how [...]
“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! And then things start to happen, Don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” I received a copy of this wonderfully wise book by Dr. Seuss from a friend upon completion of [...]
Region IX Women’s Health Webinar Series (all welcome to attend) Diversity in Clinical Trials – Is it a Life or Death Matter on July 20, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30 pm, PT You probably know that there are well-established disparities in incidences of disease between the sexes and among racial or ethnic groups. But did you [...]
Volunteer Engagement: Recruiting, Rewarding, and Retaining Volunteers, July 12, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer coordinator or you’re just starting out in volunteer engagement, this workshop will provide useful techniques and practical examples that you can put into action! In this webinar, you’ll learn best practices for: • Volunteer recruitment [...]
Family Caregivers Alliance (FCA): National Center on Caregiving - check out their great resource - Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors