CHW diabetes interventions can improve health outcomes

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!

Get Involved! 2017 Advocacy Days

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 latanyaj@wliha.org or 206.442.9455 … Read More

Raising of America Community Events in Vancouver

“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

Three Essential Reads from the Prevention Alliance

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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!

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