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WeBytes Webinar – Diversity in Clinical Trials, July 20, 2017, 2:00 – 2:30 pm PT

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 [...]

Wheat Ridge Ministries – Start Smart Webinar – Volunteer Engagement

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 [...]

HRSA: Webinar – Injury and Violence Free Living

2017 Webinar Series The National Prevention Strategy: Health Across the Life Span  Presented by Region VIII Federal Partners   Injury and Violence-Free Living Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET) Agenda: 2:00-2:05  Welcome and Adobe Connect Logistics  Speaker:  Cherri Pruitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services [...]

Pandemic Influenza: CDC Releases Updated Community Mitigation Guidelines

On April 21, 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated pre-pandemic planning guidelines entitled Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017. Like the 2007 interim guidance, the 2017 Community Mitigation Guidelines serve as a planning tool for state [...]

CDC Report: Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — US, 2011–2016

June 16, 2017, the CDC published this report.  It was provided to us by the HHS Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report on youth and tobacco found that 11.3 percent of high school students used e-cigarettes in 2016, compared with 16 [...]

SAMHSA Releases Behavioral Health Barometer Report

In a recent email from HHS we received this news information: Released June 12, 2017. SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, Volume 4 report provides a powerful overview of the nation’s behavioral health. The Barometer includes key behavioral health issues such as the prevalence of substance use, serious mental illness, serious thoughts of suicide, and related treatment. [...]

Grant Funding Opportunities: Opioids/Anti-Trafficking/Community Economic Development

HMA received information on these grant funding opportunities that became available in June with deadlines approaching in July.  Check out additional information and links on each opportunity listed below: Rural Health Opioid Program/HRSA-17-022 This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by [...]