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Public Health Learning (May 2018)

Related Categories: Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN

Author: Samantha Draper

Date: 4/25/2018

Public Health Learning 
May 2018
Achieving Healthier Populations & Communities
May 13-19, 2018 is National Women's Health Week
For many women it can be difficult to determine the most effective method(s) for staying healthy or becoming healthier beyond “diet and exercise.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided helpful tips and tools, by age group, on the National Women’s Health Week webpage. They even give tips on how to reduce “personal summers” not caused by global warming.
Did you know?

  • More women have asthma than men, but that it is more common in boys than girls.
  • Nearly 27 million women in the US are living with a disability.

Women's Health Resources

  • Migrant women face health disparities with additional layers of complexity such as language barriers and cultural differences. The Migrant Clinicians Network has compiled resources to help healthcare providers address the challenges and barriers faced by migrant women.

  • Review the Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women,from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, to learn more about the opioid epidemic and promising practices for prevention and treatment for women.
Training Spotlight:

Learn key components of an integrated approach to promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the child-bearing years.

Learn how healthcare providers, researchers, and the public health community can best address the complexities of opioid use disorder among women. Speakers will give an overview of the Federal response to the disorder, along with approaches to care and prevention of substance use.
Women's Health Events / Webinars

May 2, 2018. 8-9pm ET.
Sponsor: St. Joseph's College

May 17, 2018. 12-1pm ET.
Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care
Heart of New Ulm: Population Health Takes a Village
Webinar Archive Now Available on PHF's Website
This archived webinar shares the success of an exciting partnership focused on heart health. In New Ulm, Minnesota, the program entitled "Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm" has reduced heart attacks and heart disease risk over a ten-year period in a rural Minnesota town. Did you miss the webinar? Watch the archive of this presentation and learn more about this innovative collaboration between the public health, healthcare, business, education, and other sectors, which improved the health of the New Ulm community.
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Public Health Learning (May 2018)