September is National Recovery Month
JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH CARE COALITION
Position: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of their community. They assist individuals within their community to adopt health behaviors through providing information, education, training/workshops, social support, and non-medical case management. The ideal candidate for this position will enjoy working face-to-face with members of the Hispanic or Asian communities and have a passion for educating the community through verbal communication and information sharing. 25-35 hours per week. This position is funded by available grant funding and may not extend beyond the duration of the grant.
ONC Seeking Applications for Health IT Advisory Committees
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking applications for the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC). Applications can be submitted using ONC's application database through Friday, September 11.
The Health IT Policy Committee is seeking applications for a Consumer/Patient Representative. The HITPC makes recommendations on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.
The Health IT Standards Committee is seeking applications for a variety of positions including Long-term Care Representative and Ancillary Healthcare Worker Representative. The HITSC makes recommendations on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.
Date: September 11, 2015.
2015 Nevada Public Health Association’s Annual Conference
Looking Upstream: Social Determinants of Health and the Relationship Between Public Health and Health Care in Nevada
September 24-25, 2015
Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada Reno
Call for Abstracts Now Open!
The Nevada Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for concurrent (breakout) presentations as well as our popular annual poster session. Abstracts are due no later than May 15, 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 29, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted online.
Content areas should address the conference theme, particularly research and programs displaying application to public health practice.
You do not need to be a member of NPHA to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation or poster session you and all presenting authors MUST 1) become NPHA members; 2) register for and attend the conference; and 3) pay the conference registration fee.
It's official! RAM (Remote Area Medical) will be touring Nevada in October 2015.
Please SAVE THE DATES - and share this information.
Las Vegas - October 1st thru 4th
Yerington - October 8th thru 10th
Carson City - October 15th thru 18th
They are looking for clinic site locations: facility needs to be at least 15,000-20,000 Sq. feet. Additional considerations include: electrical and water supply, indoor/covered space available, utility requirements, and handicap accessibility (for patients as well as volunteers)
The clinics will be listed on the www.ramusa.org web-site next year.
Yerington and Carson City local RAM information 775-350-4597 or 775-246-7550
Freida A Carbery
Cell:775-220-2749 office: 775-246-7550 fax : 775-246-7553
PO Box 517 Dayton NV 89403
AHRQ Research Conference Returns in 2015
AHRQ’s research conference, held annually from 2007 to 2012, will make a return engagement in 2015. The conference is scheduled for October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, Virginia. AcademyHealth will join AHRQ in hosting the conference, which will again bring together experts in health care research and policy to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth will team with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to hold sessions October 6 as part of the AHRQ conference as well as PCORI’s first annual meeting October 6–8, which also will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. These sessions will address key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research. Mark your calendars; information about submitting abstracts, registration, the conference agenda and more will be coming soon.
National Center for Juvenile Justice Updates Court Data Archive Web Site
The National Center for Juvenile Justice has updated its National Juvenile Court Data Archive Web
site. The Archive collects juvenile court data from across the country to inform juvenile justice
research and policymaking decisions. This OJJDP-funded Web site features an updated user guide
section for reviewing data from contributing jurisdictions and also provides links to NCJJ's recently
published Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 report, the Statistical Briefing Book, the Easy Access to
Juvenile Court Statistics data analysis tool, and other fact sheets and publications.
Registration Open for Global Youth Justice Training Institute
On December 1–3, 2015, Global Youth Justice, in collaboration with the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, will host its 12th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local youth justice diversion programs through teen, student, youth, and peer courts and peer juries. Topics will include training youth and adult volunteers; providing quality community services, programs, and referrals; conducting mock family intake meetings, grant writing, funding opportunities, and more.
"Have you had an issue with a medicine, medical device, or food product and
did not know who to notify? The Food and Drug Administration has a
consumer-friendly form for reporting adverse events and other serious safety
problems with FDA regulated products. The program that processes this
information, and uses it to protect your health, is called MedWatch.
And it needs your help."
Form at www.fda.gov.
OJJDP has launched the OJJDP Online University, a central source
for the juvenile justice community to easily connect with training and technical
Nevada Health Statistics Portal
|Nevada Health Statistics Portal launched by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. This is a web-based health statistics query system. Anyone looking for statistics on public health issues in Nevada, including birth, death and other demographic statistics. It is a great new resource, take a moment and check it out.
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