I am posting this with permission from my friend Bryce Hughes. It's a great piece about the importance of community.
Why Pride is Important
A few days before Sunday's annual Seattle Pride parade and festival, a seed was planted in my mind by one of our Green River students via Twitter. This thought, about how fantastic it is to see rainbow flags flying proudly and publicly, brought me back to why I believe continuing to…Continue
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on June 29, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments
"Beginning September 2012, FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States. These warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and are a significant advancement in communicating the…Continue
This July 19th Hot Topic webinar from the UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice sounds like it will of interest to this community.
The speakers will discuss what the public health community is doing to protect important parts of the Affordable Care Act. "They will also talk about how to use the most effective, tested messaging to show the public and…Continue
Added by Judith Yarrow on June 22, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
Space is still available for a free training to learn how to make videos! Training is this Friday, June 24th from 3:30-5 at Douglass-Truth library.
More information on events calendar!
In the video training, you'll learn how to:
Added by Nicole Sadow-Hasenberg on June 20, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments
Hot Topic 06/13/2011
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on June 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Thought CPPW folks would want to see the Letter to the Editor that Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition staff got published on Friday afternoon. While we are happy to see the flashlight shone upon the issue, we would have preferred more attention on the solutions side of the equation rather than the "how are we ever gonna solve this problem" frame.…Continue
Added by Vic Colman on June 20, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments
As you may have heard, funding for the Washington State Tobacco Quit Line has been reduced, however beginning June 22nd, King County residents are covered to contact the Quit Line through March 2012 for phone support.
Other populations in King County may have additional benefits; these populations include: pregnant adults, uninsured adults, adults covered by non fee-for-service Medicaid, adults referred by the Veteran's Administration and adults covered by Indian Health…Continue
Added by Lindsey Greto on June 17, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
"Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do. It is also a great time for dads to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use. Unfortunately, tobacco use among men remains a serious problem: one in five men currently smoke, more than 269,600 men die every year from smoking, and 216,000 kids have already lost their dad to smoking.[i] "
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on June 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is a Policy Action Alert posted by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition relating to particular child care standards in Family Home Child Care -- http://www.del.wa.gov/laws/development/negotiated.aspx.
Improving child care standards in nutrition, physical activity and screen time has been a policy priority of ours for the last year but this proposed rules change will…Continue
Added by Vic Colman on June 16, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments
Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals
June 29 - July 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To be held at:
University of Washington, WA
Added by Kadie Bell on June 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Added by Natasha Freidus on June 13, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
I thought you might want to know about the Summer Institute for Public Health Practice. This year marks the 20th anniversary! The classes look great and you can save $300 if you register before June 30th. NWCPHP_SI_handout.pdf
Hope to see you there!
Added by Nicole Sadow-Hasenberg on June 13, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments
All UW Medicine hospitals became smoke-free environments on May 31st, 2011 to coincide with World No Tobacco Day.
All smoking areas have been phased out, new signs have been posted and all patients are now screened for smoking and tobacco use status. Nicotine replacement therapy and counseling is offered to patients and one day supplies of nicotine gum are…Continue
Added by Amy Shumann on June 7, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Hot Topic archive: 05-29-2011
"Let's do this" - Public Health - Seattle & King County's new CPPW mass media campaign - launched on Friday, May 27 with outdoor bus ads.
Check us out on the web, …Continue
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on June 6, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
The new guidelines for nutrition are out! Out with the pyramid, in with the plate!
Here's the web site:Continue
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on June 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"Our bloated obesity rate is causing an alarming increase in diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
So one might think the Oregon Commission for the Blind – which has a decades-old monopoly to provide food service and vending machines in government buildings – would lead the charge to promote healthier foods..."
Added by Ryan Kellogg on June 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Last Friday on a warm, breezy May afternoon, Marra Farm, South Park’s community-run farm, saw some hustle and bustle with kids painting, planting flowers, stuffing scarecrows and running around playing games. Healthy Foods for South…Continue
Added by ECOSS on June 1, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments