Webinar Recording: "Strategies
to understand and improve preconception health in your County"
In this second webinar in a series of trainings
related to Title V MCH priorities, Flojaune Griffin, Preconception
Health Coordinator for CDPH, shares data on preconception health in
California. Then, Kellie Teter, MCH Coordinator for the
Denver Public Health Department, discusses their experiences planning
and implementing a collaborative, data-driven preconception health
intervention in Denver.
The format of
the webinar series combines program planning, a discussion of
evidence-based interventions to address the problem, and a review of
available resources. The series started with a Breastfeeding webinar,
followed by a webinar addressing Preconception Health, and there will
be a third webinar on Healthy Weight and Pregnancy.
Archived recordings, presentation handouts, and other
resources are available from the FHOP training page and through these
FHOP Data Update
FHOP has received 2008 and 2009 hospital discharge
data and 2009 birth data from the State. Once new procedures related
to small numbers and race ethnicity coding are approved by the State,
FHOP will analyze the data, update county indicator data books, and
prepare county level hospital discharge data files. An announcement
will be sent out when these data are published on the FHOP website,.
FHOP has been working with the State MCAH Program to
review current indicators and proposed new indicators. A draft list
of indicators will be shared with county MCAH Directors for comments
at the fall MCAH Action meeting.
FHOP frequently adds new resources and information to
our webpage. For example, we have redesigned our training information
page, viewable at http://fhop.ucsf.edu/fhop/htm/trainings/index.htm.
It now provides an overview of what FHOP offers and links to a general
list of training
topics and to the calendar of current
and past trainings.
newsletter and periodic data alerts have been the main methods for
announcing updates. We will continue to use the newsletter space and
data alerts for announcements. However, in the interest of
highlighting changes and time-sensitive information, we will be
adding a "What's New" section on the homepage.
continue to update our website, we will be asking for volunteers to
participate in a virtual focus group via webinar to provide feedback.
Stay tuned for more info.
Public Health News: "Drug
deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show"
the surge are prescription pain and anxiety drugs that are potent,
highly addictive and especially dangerous when combined with one
another or with other drugs or alcohol.
Article from the LA Times, published 09/17/11. Read more at:
Shapes Health" from Exploring the Social Determinants of
Health, Roberts Wood Johnson Foundation
issue briefs that highlight the latest research on the
social factors that influence health, such as:
Shapes Health-Related Behaviors: The Role of Social Factors
Social Factors Shape Health: The Role of Stress
Childhood Experiences and Health
three-part webinar series that explores upstream factors
that shape our health where we live, learn, work and play.
County Health Calculator: an interactive, online app that
shows--for the U.S., states or counties--the impact that
education and income have on health.
- released March 30, 2011
Health Rankings model includes four types of health factors: health
behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and the physical
environment. The Rankings are based on a model of population health
that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make
communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. In
addition to a health ranking for every county in the US, the site has
several resources for program planning.
**Training Opportunity - County
Health Rankings Learning Institute
30, 2011, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be offering a Learning
Institute on the County Health Rankings at the American
Public Health Association conference. The purpose of this Learning
Institute is to empower participants to improve the health of their
communities through discussion with County Health
Rankings authors and funders. We are offering scholarships
to cover the $200 fee for this Learning Institute. The deadline
for registering for this opportunity is September 29, 2011.
more information, see: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/latest-news/county-health-rankings-learning-institute-scholarships-available
FHOP at MCAH Action
FHOP will be
attending the fall MCAH Action meting in Sacramento. Find us and say
hi. We are happy to answer questions, demo free FHOP software for
data analysis, and walk you through the FHOP website. We also will be
distributing a training topic survey to assist us with planning
trainings for the coming year.
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