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April 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Upcoming Webinar: Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

Thursday, May 9, 2013

1:30- 2:30pm EST



The built environment — our neighborhoods and communities where we live, learn, work and play — has an impact on physical activity levels, access to healthy food, transportation behaviors and, ultimately, health outcomes. This Webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the…

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Added by MAPP on April 26, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Maximizing the Value of Community Benefit through Collective Impact and Technology

Thursday, May 9, 2013

3:00- 4:00 PM EST

The epidemic of chronic disease is making unreimbursed costs a serious burden for many hospitals. At the same time, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other forces are requiring hospitals to put more emphasis on population health. By shifting from reactive charity care to proactive investments in…

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Added by MAPP on April 26, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Smokescreens and the Silver Screen Smoking in the Media

Monday, May 13, 2013

2:00 - 3:30pm EST

Join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence as Jim Sargent, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP discuss the where children see smoking imagery in the media, how it affects smoking initiation, and what parents and clinicians can do. For more information about this free Webinar,…

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Added by MAPP on April 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

National CLAS Standards are now available!

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (known as the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for organizations to deliver effective, understandable, and respectful services at every point of patient contact. Adoption of the National CLAS…

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Added by MAPP on April 26, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Save the Date! Community Benefit Webinar -- IRS Proposed Rule for Charitable Hospitals

May 7, 2013

12:00 - 1:30 pm EST

Save the date for a CHA/VHA Inc. webinar on proposed rules for charitable hospitals on community health needs assessment requirements, and related excise tax and reporting…

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Added by MAPP on April 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

May 9, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The built environment — our neighborhoods and communities where we live, learn, work and play — has an impact on physical activity levels, access to healthy food, transportation behaviors and, ultimately, health outcomes. This webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their…

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Added by MAPP on April 18, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

Social Determinants of Health Webinar

Join Healthy People 2020 on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST to learn more about how the social, physical, and economic environment in which we live, learn, work, and play impact health outcomes. We’ll also feature examples of how local communities are addressing health disparities through a social determinants of health…

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Added by MAPP on April 16, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

Federal Position Opening: Washington, DC Area

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL) has an opening for an Information Specialist position. This full-time federal position is located in the FNIC/NAL in Beltsville, MD. The candidate will serve as a nutrition specialist providing information services to a variety of audiences and will manage two government nutrition Web sites: www.Nutrition.gov and…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Designing for Affordable and Active Housing

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1:30 - 3:00pm EST

The places where we live, work, and play have a big impact on our health. When such places are designed to promote physical activity, they can help prevent or alleviate obesity and other health problems. This is especially important in lower-income communities, where people are at the greatest risk for obesity…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Registration is Open: 2013 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Summer Evaluation Institute

June 3-5, 2013

Crowne Plaza Hotel — Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30346

Sponsored by the AEA, the Institute welcomes all Federal, state, local, and community staff who commission or perform program evaluations…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: College Tobacco Control – A 2013 Progress Report

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2:00 - 3:30pm EST

The next Partnership for Prevention/ActionToQuit Webinar will feature opening remarks from Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, then Dr. Ellen J. Hahn and Dr. Luis Manzo will address their…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2:00 - 3:00pm EST

The Center TRT is pleased to host Caroline Smith Cooke and Jennifer Matranga for a Webinar about the Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative, an intervention that provides technical assistance, financial assistance and training to hospitals to work toward Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation. The Connecticut…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Why Obesity Is Important To the Latino Community/Por Que Es Importante La Obesidad Para La Comunidad Latina

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1:30 - 3:00pm EST

The obesity epidemic is affecting communities across the U.S., as more than one third of all American adults are obese. The Latino community is especially hard hit, developing weight-related health conditions — such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes — at high rates. They also have the lowest rate of…

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Added by MAPP on April 12, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: HRSA and CMS on Ryan White, ACA, and Eligibility

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau is holding the first in a series of webinars about the ACA, "The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Eligibility 101" on April 5, 2:30 to 4:00 PM EST

The webinar is jointly hosted with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is designed to:

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Added by MAPP on April 2, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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