APHA 2018-Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now8/9/2018 10:00:00 AMRegistration is open for the American Public Health Association's (APHA's) annual meeting and expo. The meeting will take place November 10-14, 2018, in San Diego, California. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now," putting health equity at the center of the public health field's attention.
Executive Summary for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map, 2018-20238/9/2018 10:00:00 AMThe Healthy Brain Initiative's (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map charts a course for state and local public health agencies and their partners to act quickly and strategically to prepare all communities by stimulating changes in policies, systems and environments.
Notice of Funding Opportunity: Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder 8/7/2018 4:28:00 PMCDC's Developmental Disabilities Branch within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has published a notice of funding opportunity-Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance the capacity of surveillance programs to implement a population-based, multiple source program for autism spectrum disorder. The application deadline is October 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm (EDT).
School District Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Plans - United States, 2006, 2012, and 20168/7/2018 4:22:00 PMCDC recently released an MMWR article that addresses the concerns about insufficient school-based emergency planning to address the unique needs of children and the adults who support them. This article examines the improvements over time and gaps in school preparedness plans, coinciding with Healthy People 2020 objectives related to improving school preparedness, response, and recovery plans. Strengthening plans for infectious disease outbreaks, especially in rural districts, could help ensure that children and communities remain healthy and productive.