Join APHA in celebrating National Public Health Week


APHA is excited to announce the launch of National Public Health Week 2017!

This year’s campaign will take place April 3-9, 2017 and is themed “Healthiest Nation 2030.” Visit the website to view this year’s brochure and sign-up for updates. And be sure to follow on Twitter for the latest news.

As part of this year’s campaign, APHA will once again be leading a challenge to encourage communities to get physically active. APHA’s 1Billion Steps Challenge is easy to join and a great way to improve your health while having fun! You can create and lead your own team! Attending the APHA Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the NPHW booth, #2216A, to learn more about NPHW 2017, sign-up for updates and get your free NPHW swag! Join us in celebrating public health as we work to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.

Sincerely, Kimberly Moore Smith Director, Affiliate Affairs

Register for APHA Live!

We look forward to seeing many of you in Denver, but know that some of you cannot attend the meeting. For those that are unable to attend, APHA Live will allow you to participate virtually and tune in to eight sessions. APHA Live features speakers like Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and CDC Director Tom Frieden.

Registration includes live broadcasts, on-demand viewing for up to one year and continuing education credits. Click below for more details and to register to be a part of the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo.

Register here!

Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Join the Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, and APHA for a discussion about the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective. Webinar attendees will be able to identify targets for intervention and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home. Register at:

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Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in Humanitarian Settings webinar series

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m. EDT

With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, refugee camps, war or natural disasters.

The renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health calls on all humanitarian and development actors to redouble their efforts and to work better together to build health and resilience among those living in these fragile and volatile circumstances.

Join us in a webinar to learn more about the pressing issues they face and to discuss a way forward to ensure they are able to survive, thrive and transform. This is the first in a webinar series — New Evidence to Bend the Curve of Progress for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health — that will explore the latest evidence and recommended interventions on how to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

• Welcome and introductions — Emanuele Capobianco, deputy executive director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
• Taking stock of the challenge to women's, children's and adolescents' health: Evidence to date and gaps
• Realities on the ground: Success and challenges in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health delivery (Country perspectives from Afghanistan and Syria)
• A call for action — Richard Horton, editor-in-chief, The Lancet
• Discussion
• Connecting all dots: The everywhere workstream — Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, chair of Every Woman, Every Child Everywhere

To register use the following link:

FREE SBIRT Training of Trainers Seminar (Rutgers/DMHAS)

The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, in collaboration with the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is pleased to offer an exciting FREE Train-the-Trainers opportunity to disseminate "SBIRT" (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) to key stakeholders.

We are reaching out to preventionists, public health workers, educators, clinicians, policy makers, and ALL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS who can train, advocate, and champion the implementation of SBIRT as an evidence-based public health model to reduce the harmful effects of risky alcohol and drug use.

For additional information please click here for the flyer and here for the registration form.

SBIRT:Training of Trainers

Instructor: Alan Lyme, MSW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC
Date: Monday-Wednesday
10/24/16 - 10/26/16
9 am – 4 pm
Location: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies
Smithers Hall, Room 200
607 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions

Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions
Friday, October 14, 2016 3pm to 4pm EST

1.0 CM credit available

Please join members of Healthy Communities in Columbus, IN and ChangeLab Solutions for an introduction to two new resources to help communities start designing and building healthy streets.

In the Road Signs Pedcast (a “walking podcast”), you’ll hear from people on the ground who are building safe and active streets. Each episode discusses one transportation tool that promotes community health. In this first episode, learn about an approach to making existing streets safer—a road diet—with a story from Oakland, California. A Guide to Building Healthy Streets can help you turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the unique role public health staff can play during each step.

Register here!

Capacity Building Webinar Series Continues

Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
October 3
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Organizations are increasingly putting logic models to work to define, plan, implement and evaluate their efforts in ways that demonstrate impact to funding partners. Learn how to use logic models to effectively convey your vision for success to potential funders. The webinar will include:

• An overview of logic models
• Applying logic models in funding applications and evaluations
• Using SMART objectives

Sample logic model designs will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE! Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities

October 17
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Registration opening soon

Join OMHRC experts to hear about best practices in responding to federal funding opportunity announcements — as identified by federal partners — and where to find the latest funding opportunities.

For more information about this webinar series, including archived sessions, please contact the Office of Minority Health Resource Center at info@...<info@...> or 800-444-6472.

Celebrate World Environmental Health Day

This year's World Environmental Health Day theme is tobacco control and the National Environmental Health Association is focusing on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke.

  • Attached is our World EH Day Partner Toolkit and an abbreviated version is available online.
  • Join us for a partner kick off call on September 19 at 11:30 am MDT/1:30 pm EDT
  • Participate in the Twitter chat using #WorldEHDay at 1 pm MDT/3 pm EDT on September 26

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
NICHD has developed free health education materials in English and Spanish. The posters describe the signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and address the misconception that for all women, pregnancy and new motherhood can only be "the happiest time of your life." In addition, the action plan helps moms identify when and where to seek help, and the conversation starter postcard, specifically designed for a mom's support system, offers suggestions for communicating with a loved one about this issue.
Learn More and Order Free Materials