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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

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.

Agenda
• 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: action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/PMCH_webinar_series_2016_Humanitarian.html

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
Register

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.

The Year of Clinical Trial Diversity

The FDA's Office of Minority Health has declared 2016 to be "The Year of Clinical Trial Diversity"!

FDA OMH has been developing new resources to help promote diversity in clinical trials. This is important because sometimes minorities may respond differently to medical products. If participation remains low, disparities may continue to exist because of lack of available information about differences in response to treatments- particularly for diseases where minorities are adversely impacted.

They have developed a communications toolkit (see link below) to help you become a "Clinical Trials Champion" in sharing this important message with your community. The attached toolkit contains draft social media messages, sample email/newsletter and blog, and graphics to help promote these efforts.

Commissioner Rob Califf, M.D. dedicated 2016 to improving minority participation in clinical trials. For more information about this initiative, please contact Jovonni Spinner at jovonni.spinner@fda.hhs.gov.

The videos and resources are available here:

Clinical Trials Stakeholder Communications Toolkit_FINAL

Public Health Nurse Scholarship to attend APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

The Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association invites BSN students who plan to engage in PHN practice, Graduate nursing students with a public health concentration, or Early Career Professional nurses in the field of public health (within 3 years of completion of degree) to submit an application to become a recipient of a PHN Scholarship to provide $500.00 to assist in attendance at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.