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Webinar – Opening Your Doors: Congregational Readiness and Recovery Support

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 [...]

Preventing Parking Lot Tragedies Involving Older Drivers

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 – ACA – Four in ten cancer cases & deaths linked to modifiable risk factors

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 [...]

Temple University Collaborative: Mental Health and Wellness Through Civic Participation

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 [...]

It’s Never Too Late to Talk About Diabetes Prevention and Management

November is National Diabetes Month! Older adults are disproportionately affected by diabetes, with 25.2% of Americans age 65+ experiencing the disease, compared to 9.4% of the general population. The CDC National Diabetes Education Program has created a Faith Leaders Toolkit with resources to help faith and other community-based leaders share information on Type 2 Diabetes [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Applications open January 2018 -  Clinical Scholars is a leadership development program looking for teams of clinicians—representing multiple disciplines—who want to build their leadership skills and receive support in tackling a persisting health challenge in their community. The best part: participants receive a fellowship of $35,000 per team member. To read more on how to [...]

December Gun Violence Prevention Vigil and Sabbath Weekend and Related Events

The Newtown Foundation in partnership with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Mark’s Episcopal Church and Women’s March on Washington - will host the annual national vigil service [...]

HHS Partnership Center: Seeking Input from Faith-Based Organizations

What are the barriers religious and faith-based organizations face in participating in HHS programs! - There is still time to provide your input, deadline in Nov. 24th! This information was provided to HMA, please participate to help improve Heath & Human Services programs and faith-based organizations ability to participate. "Hello friends,  Please find the following [...]