National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Campaign
May 11, 2013
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Migrant Clinicians Network Webinar: Workers and Health
May 15, 2013
Migrant workers are often employed in some of the most dangerous jobs in the United States including agriculture, fishing, forestry and other low wage jobs. Factors such as lack of training, poor safety precautions, regulatory exclusions, lack of health insurance, language barriers, piece-rate pay, undocumented worker status, and geographical and cultural isolation can put these workers at increased risk for occupationally related injuries and illnesses and chronic sequelae. Exposure to pesticides and other contaminants is a particular concern to migrants and their families.
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NNPHI 12th Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
May 20-22, 2013
This year’s theme, The Art and Science of Collaborative Practice: Moving America’s Health Agendas Forward, will explore the role of collaboration in facilitating health transformation. This year’s conference will share examples of public health institutes working in close collaboration with state and local health departments, as well as community-based organizations, universities, and other multi-sector partners, to support the implementation of health transformation initiatives such as the Community Transformation Grants, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the growing field of Health Impact Assessments, Performance Improvement, and the Integration of Public Health and Health Care. Additional conference topics will include health equity, evidence-based public health, and discussion related to sustainability for public health institutes. Leaders and staff of all public health institutes are highly encouraged to attend the NNPHI Annual Conference, which will feature content and capacity-building workshops for all public health institutes.
Hunger Action Day
May 22, 2013
The 16th (or possibly 17th) annual Hunger Action Day in Sacramento is May 22 at the California state capitol. Everyone concerned about ending hunger is encouraged to participate: low income residents, nonprofit agency staff, clergy of all faiths, doctors, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers. (Even pro basketball players from teams already eliminated from the playoffs are welcome). Busses leave L.A. the morning of Tuesday May 21 if you like the full experience: or, you can meet us up at the Capitol having gotten around the airport delays thanks to Congress looking out for their priorities. To rsvp and find out more contact email@example.com. On Hunger Action Day about 400 people from all over the state will converge on the Capitol to educate our lawmakers about how they can de-criminalize poverty, especially through state bills that support successful recovery after prison and that spare the homeless from being arrested or cited for resting or eating in public (see following items.)
See www.hungeractionla.org for the full flyer and list of details.
Healthy Food Access Portal Webinar: Resources to Create or Expand Healthy Food Retail
May 30, 2013
This webinar will provide an overview of the “Find Money” section of the Healthy Food Retail Portal and provide examples of specific federal, state, and local resources that can be tapped to create or expand healthy food retail opportunities in underserved communities.
- Pamela Porter, Executive Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Opportunity Finance Network
- Christine Fry, Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions
- Khanh Nguyen, Portfolio Director – Healthy Living, The Colorado Health Foundation
- Patricia Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, The Reinvestment Fund
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