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Federal Housing Policy and Lead Poisoning

Slides 1| Slides 2 When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 1:00 PM EDT Panelists: • Tara J. Radosevich, Special Assistant, Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant for Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development • Benjamin Gramling, Director of Environmental Health, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Protectin...
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Geographical Information Systems to Plan Health Services in Health Center Program Grantees, with a Focus on PHPCs

Presentation Slides Presentation Recording When: Wed, May 18, 2016 Panelist: • Joy Oguntimein, Research and Health Promotion Manager, the National Center for Health in Public Housing The use of geographic information system (GIS) technology allows Health Center Program Grantees to identify neighborhood needs and assets, explore disparities in health, compar...
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New Access Points

Funding Opportunity Announcement Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released on April 18 a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The announcement solicits applications for New Access Point (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The FOA details the eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operation...
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Remedies to Address Dental Provider Shortages

Presentation Slides: Part 1 | Part 2 Presentation Recording Panelists:  - Dr. Bob Russell, Public Health Dental Director, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health  - Dr. Sam Wakim, Chief Dental Officer, Zufall Health Centers  When it comes to improving the U.S. dental care delivery system, the issue that usua...
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PHPC Grantee Corner

TCA’s Health and Wellness Collaborative Brings Girls on the Run-Chicago to Altgeld Gardens CHICAGO – March 2, 2016 –Girls on the Run Chicago (GOTRC) will, for a first-time, implement a 12-week after-school program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls in Chicago’s far south side Altgeld Gardens community. Cigna Foundation is the key funder of this initiative...
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How Health and Homelessness are connected—Medically

How Health and Homelessness are connected—Medically Homelessness exists when people lack safe, stable, and appropriate places to live. People without homes have higher rates of hospitalizations for physical illnesses, mental illness, and substance abuse than other populations. In this article, Dr. Seiji Hayashi analyzes this complex issue and invites us to think about how we can c...
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Instituting Smoke Free Public Housing

This proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, this rule proposes that no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule, each PHA must implement a policy prohibiting lit tobacco products in all living units, indoor common areas in public housing, and in PHA administrative office buil...
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