RWJF and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute Released the 8th Annual County Health Rankings

A collaborative project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, available online at www.countyhealthrankings.org, show that where you live influences how well and how long you live. The Rankings allow each state to see how its counties compare on more than 30 factors including high school graduation rates, children in poverty, housing, unemployment, access to healthy foods, and much more.

 The Rankings motivate community leaders and citizens to work together in new and creative ways to build a Culture of Health. The Roadmaps offer communities resources and tools to move from awareness to action.

Learn more at www.countyhealthrankings.org

Aetna Foundation’s 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now open. This will be the Foundation's only open RFP this year. The foundation expects to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play.

Click here for further details.

Improving Diabetes Screening and Referral to Prevention Programs Webinar

Register Now | February 21, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood glucose and type 2 diabetes screening. Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes screening and prevention. We’ll discuss:

  • Provider referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs
  • Medicare’s focus on diabetes prevention programs

You’ll also hear from a federally qualified health center in Texas that has improved rates of screening and referral for adults with prediabetes who are at risk for diabetes.

Register today!