|ARTICLE – Northwest Regional Primary Care Association – Distance Education to Engage Alaskan Community Health Aides in Cancer Control – In response to Alaska’s Community Health Aides and Community Health Practitioners (CHA/Ps) desire to learn more about cancer by engaging in online learning, funding was sought and received from NCI to ANTHC. Our project team consists of the caring expertise of diverse people passionate about making a difference in the story of cancer with and for Alaska Native people. Dr. Melany Cueva, the Principal Investigator, is a nurse and adult educator with over 20 years of experience working with the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Joining her are Dr. Michelle Hensel, the ANTHC-CHAP Medical Director, Laura Revels, who shares her technology and storytelling expertise, and the evaluation expertise of Dr. Katie Cueva, assistant professor of public policy and health at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Dr. Mark Dignan, Director of the Prevention Research Center at the University of Kentucky.
WEBINAR – Migrant Clinicians Network – Community Health Workers and How to Help Prevent Heat Related Illnesses– June 27, 2019 10am to 11am PT – This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness. REGISTER IN ENGLISH REGISTER FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE WEBINAR June 25, 2019 Webinar from 10am to 11am PT Este taller ayudará a los trabajadores de salud comunitarios a reconocer y prevenir los signos y síntomas relacionados con las enfermedades causadas por calor entre las personas que trabajan en condiciones de riesgo. Hablaremos de cómo reconocer dichos signos y síntomas, y sus efectos en la salud de los trabajadores. Además se identificarán los derechos y responsabilidades de los trabajadores, así como los recursos disponibles para prevenir enfermedades causadas por el calor
FACT SHEET – National Osteoporosis Foundation – May is National Osteoporosis Month – Protect your ability to live your best life. Healthy Bones for Life – Clinician’s Guide – 25 Ways to Improve Bone Health
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK – Office of Women’s Health – During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible. How I Make My Health a Priority – Dorothy Fink, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health and Director, Office on Women’s Health
STUDY – Dr. Neomi Shah, et.al/Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Sleep Apnea Severity, Myocardial Infarct Size on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Coronary Collaterals in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Multidisciplinary Study – Sleep apnea may protect the myocardium via ischemic preconditioning during acute myocardial infarction.
GUIDE – CA. Department of Public Health – School Based Health Centers Resource Guide – The school based health center resource guide is a collection of information about the public health programs and resources available to school based health center staff.
HEALTH CENTER RESOURCE CLEARINGHOUSE – Information resources from the health topic area database – the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse addresses the competing demands placed on a busy public health workforce by providing a broad framework of resources, tools, and supports to facilitate professionals’ ability to access and utilize health resources.
WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – National Center for Health in Public Housing – Using Technology to Improve Access to Health Care – June 5, 2019 10am to 11am PT – Electronic communication, such as emails, patient portals or text messaging, can be a useful tool in the practice of medicine and can facilitate communication within a patient-physician relationship. Throughout healthcare, there has been a recent push for electronic communications to be used more frequently as a means to improve quality of care. This webinar will explore the different technologies and devices used by two Health Centers to improve their communications with patients and their access to care, and provide examples and lessons learned.
FACT SHEETS/RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS – CDC/NIH – Osteoarthritis: In Depth ….. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) ….. Alzheimer’s Disease at a Glance ….. Dietary intake levels for Calcium and Vitamin D ….. Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth
WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – Am. College of Lifestyle Medicine – June 4, 2019 1pm to 2pm CT – Learn about the importance of Lifestyle Medicine and certification in the field from American College of Lifestyle Medicine President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM. In addition, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine Executive Director Stephan Herzog will cover the types of certification available and the steps to become certified in Lifestyle Medicine.
GUIDELINES – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition) – Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan; focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount; Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake; Shift to healthier food and beverage choices; Support healthy eating patterns for all.
REPORT – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – Trends in Individual’s Access, Viewing and Use of Online Medical Records and Other Technology for Health Needs: 2017-2018 – The access, exchange, and use of electronic health information is essential for individuals to better manage their health care needs and share information with their providers and care givers.
WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – Rural Health Information Hub – Introducing the Rural Telehealth Toolkit – June 5, 2019 10am to 11am PT – The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will present the Rural Telehealth Toolkit, which is designed to help rural communities identify and implement telehealth programs. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit compiles promising approaches and resources to support rural communities seeking to develop and expand telehealth programs. This toolkit presents practical strategies that can help rural communities identify successful telehealth models; address common implementation challenges; and prepare for long-term sustainability.
In addition to an overview of the toolkit we will feature three speakers that will describe lessons learned related to establishing and sustaining telehealth programs.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PLANNER – ODPHP/Move Your Way – Set your own weekly goals, choose the activities you want to do, and get personalized tips to help you stay motivated. When you’re done, print your plan or share it with friends and family.
CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASE – Cardiometabolic Health Congress – Virtual Symposium: Updates in Inflammation and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention – 1 Credit Hour Healthcare professionals agree on aggressive therapy for secondary prevention of CVD with statins, the cornerstone of therapy; however, recent focus has been given to the role of inflammation in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis, the main cause of CVD, and as a treatment target for patients at risk. Observational evidence and results from clinical trials with statins have demonstrated that a reduction in inflammatory biomarkers, e.g., C-reactive protein (CRP), is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events. A recent clinical trial has affirmed the hypothesis that reducing vascular inflammation in the absence of concomitant lipid lowering reduces the rates of cardiovascular events and demonstrated a 15% reduction in cardiovascular events compared to placebo. During this activity, Brendan M. Everett, MD and Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, PhD will provide an overview of the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and atherothrombotic events and residual inflammatory risks in patients with CVD. The expert faculty will focus on the role of biomarkers in assessing secondary CVD risk and review the most recent clinical trial data from the completed CANTOS study and the ongoing CIRT trial. The activity will conclude with an interactive patient case moderated by Christie M. Ballantyne, MD to demonstrate a patient at risk for secondary CVD and how managing inflammation may potentially reduce that risk. Participants will also be given the opportunity to pose questions and interact with the expert faculty during this time to enhance their knowledge and clinical practice.
PUBLIC HEALTH – Am. Journal of Health Promotion – Public Perception of Quality and Support for Required Access to Drinking Water in Schools and Parks – An assessment of public support for required water access in schools and parks and perceived safety and taste of water in these settings to inform efforts to increase access to and consumption of tap water.
ASSESSMENT TOOL – CDC – Developing a Web-Based Cost Assessment Tool for Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs – A web-based tool can be successfully used to collect cost data on expenditures associated with Colorectal Cancer activities. Areas for future refinement include how to collect and allocate dollars from other sources.
- Robert Thurman, Health Program Specialist
- CA Dept. of Public Health
- Chronic Disease Control Branch
- P.O. Box 997377, MS 7208
- Sacramento, CA 95899-7377