The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes prevention. The finding is based on a systematic review that found sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving glycemic control and weight-related outcomes among people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. When implemented in underserved communities, these interventions can improve health, reduce health disparities, and enhance health equity. Read more here!
Dan was featured in a DOH Success Story! Read the story here.
Vancouver Complete Streets Workshop Feb 15
Advocacy days are wonderful opportunities for individuals to participate in our democratic process by meeting with their legislators (or their staff) with a visit to Olympia to express their opinion on an issue. 2017 Advocacy Days American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) Date: Tuesday, January 17 Registration link: http://www.acscan.org/events/view/event/2730 Contact: Elizabeth.Rockett@cancer.org Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Date: Thursday, February 2 Registration link: http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=yIB2NWejJ7xfe5RWjs%2BgXr2XqJj5U92D Contact: Contact Latanya Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.442.9455 … Read More
“The Raising of America” is a four-part documentary series that seeks to reframe the way Americans look at early childhood health and development. Film screenings and community conversations will take place over the next four months. All events will be at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. • 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26, “Once Upon a Time.” Examines how things might be different if all U.S. children had … Read More
Cowlitz County has issued an RFP for Behavioral Health Services for up to $2.25 million in projects in the following areas:
WSU Extension in Cowlitz County is looking for a program coordinator for the SNAP-ed program.
To register, go to http://hcwcommunityhealthworker.org/2017-chw-conference
Check out these recently released issue briefs from the Prevention Alliance. Issue brief outlining the McCleary Decision and amply funding basic education. Issue brief outlining levy reform. Issue brief of the four-year budget outlook requirement. Thanks to our close partners at the Prevention Alliance for continuing to work together to transform Washington communities!