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National Partnership For Action Monthly NPA Digest Bulletin

June 2018 Issue

News and Announcements

June is Men’s Health Month

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the United States die 5.6 years earlier than women on average. They also die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. This year, OMH is focusing on the Five Plays for Men’s Health campaign to encourage men and their families to practice and implement healthy decisions and habits. Visit the OMH website to download the campaign materials and to learn more about men’s health. #npa4health

Assistant Secretary for Health’s Interview

Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir’s first media interview, a “question and answer” interview in The Nation’s Health, the official newspaper of the American Public Health Association. In the interview, ADM Giroir discusses his priorities and his thoughts about strengthening the Commissioned Corps. #npa4health

June is National Safety Month

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. #npa4health

Update on the NPA Emerging Professionals

The NPA’s summer emerging professionals (EPs) started their work with the RHECs and caucuses in June. We are fortunate to have a new group of marketing, communications, and public health students with us through August. The EPs are serving as support to the RHECs on their social media and other communications tasks, and they are working hard to help advance the messages of the RHECs and the NPA.

Follow Our #npa4health Hashtag on Facebook and Twitter

The NPA is using #npa4health to help you be able to follow and engage in our social media efforts. As we continue to build the NPA brand, look for the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter. We tag all of our posts.


The Spring NPA Newsletter is Available #npa4health

New Report on Suicide

A new report from the CDC shows that suicide rates are rising across the U.S. and issues a call to action to prevent suicide and help those at risk. #npa4health

NPA Blog

RHEC VIII Co-chair Shares Insights on Oral Health

Christine Madrid Espinel, Health Program Specialist of the Utah Office of Health Disparities (OHD) and Co-chair of the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII), is featured on the NPA Blog. The work she discusses focuses on oral health impacts. #npa4health


Aging Communities

The National Hispanic Council on Aging is hosting regional Building Bridges to Engage Diverse Communities conferences. Upcoming meetings will take place in Maryland on July 7, 11, and 14. #npa4health

Urban Indian Health Conference

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) hosted the 2018 Annual Conference in Arlington, VA June 26-28. For more information, visit #npa4health


HBCU Opportunities

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is excited to announce the launch of HBCU Competitiveness Scholars, a student recognition program designed to honor current HBCU students for their competitiveness. All nomination forms must be emailed to no later than July 31. #npa4health


CDC Funding to Address Obesity in High Risk Rural AreasDeadline: August 8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will make 14 awards of up to $1.2 million each for evidence-based strategies that increase access to places providing healthier foods and physical activity in rural areas with high rates of obesity. Eligible applicants are public and state-controlled institutions of higher education. #npa4health

Rural Hospitals

Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance ProgramDeadline: July 16. HRSA will fund one entity up to $800,000 to provide targeted, in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals struggling to maintain healthcare services with the goal for residents in those rural communities to continue to have access to essential health care. #npa4health

Funding Available for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

CDC’s Division for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year program is intended to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives. #npa4health


FIHET Compendium of Available Datasets

The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team released a Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources, which compiles dozens of public datasets and resources pertinent to research in the areas of health disparities and social determinants of health (SDoH). Please click here to download and learn more about the Compendium and available datasets. #npa4health

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report

The Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2017 national, state, and large urban school district Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results. See them on the YRBS website: #npa4health

National Academy for State Health Policy

The State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV toolkit is now available. Supported through a cooperative agreement with HRSA, this toolkit is intended provide state officials with the tools and resources—including issue briefs, webinars, and presentations—they need to improve rates of sustained virologic suppression. Learn more. #npa4health

Rural Opioid Misuse

USDA unveiled a new interactive feature on its rural opioid misuse webpage. The interactive map can be viewed at #npa4health