Top Health Resources and News Stories for 4th of July Weekend

Posted on July 2, 2010

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The Mayor’s Health Line is wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend with a couple resources…

SOPHE Summer Webinar Series
http://www.sophe.org/summerwebinarseries.cfm
Free web-based professional development opportunities. CHES credits available for a fee.

CDC Knowledge to Action Science Clips
http://www.cdc.gov/phlic/sciclips/
Weekly snapshot of CDC authored publications, as well as current literature on featured topics and health articles in the news.

And some of the top news stories:

AHRQ Calls for Award Nominations – Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare Research
http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/hsra.jsp
To celebrate its 20th year of HCUP data, AHRQ will be honoring researchers who have addressed healthcare research and policy issues using HCUP data, software tools, and products. The call for nominations closes July 16, 2010.

CDC Reports Top 10 Cancers Among Men
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsMenTop10Cancers/
The 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers among men in the United States in 2006 included cancers of the prostate, lung, colon and rectum, and bladder; melanomas of the skin; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; kidney cancer, mouth and throat cancer, leukemias, and pancreatic cancer.

New AHRQ Guides Offer Hospitals Advice on Emergency Evacuation, Assessment and Recovery
http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2010/hospguidespr.htm
Two new guides are now available to help hospital planners and administrators make important decisions about how to protect patients and health care workers and assess the physical components of a hospital when a natural or manmade disaster, terrorist attack, or other catastrophic event threatens the soundness of a facility.

New TFAH Report: F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010
http://healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/?releaseid=216
A new report on adult obesity from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) reports that more than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent.

WHO Launches Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2010/age_friendly_cities_20100628/en/index.html
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities as part of a broader response to the rapid aging of populations.

Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts: Findings from January/February 2010 Survey
http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/lhdbudget/upload/Job-Losses-and-Program-Cuts-5-10.pdf
Third in a series of nationally representative surveys. The findings show that local health departments have experienced deep job losses and cuts to core funding that are resulting in the reduction or elimination of essential public health services.

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