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September 19, 2014

  Respiratory virus that hits kids might be in CT

 

A serious respiratory illness that has sickened children in a number of states may have come to Connecticut.  A spokesman for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford confirmed Friday the hospital was "treating children with respiratory illnesses ... who have exhibited symptoms of enterovirus D68." Continue below..

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Respiratory-virus-that-hits-kids-might-be-in-CT-5752232.php


National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) is observed every September in the United States by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men's prostate health. Designating a month for the issue serves the purpose of:

  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health
  • Providing easily accessible prostate health screenings
  • Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate related diseases and
  • Advocating for further research on prostate health issues.

September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month ...


Using Data to Advance Health Equity for Men of Color

A new data brief by the Office of Minority Health, examining the characteristics of uninsured adult males by race and ethnicity, is a useful tool to inform federal, state and community efforts aimed at improving insurance coverage of targeted populations. This type of data will enhance our ability to better measure and track health differences of racial and ethnic minority populations in the future.

Using data from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS), an annual ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the data brief highlights several factors that impact health and access to health care for minority men.  Examples of key findings include:

 

 

The latest issue of Community Health Funding Report is packed with page after page of newly-researched private and federal grant opportunities and exclusive insider advice on a wide range of grants for health programs serving the underinsured, minorities, seniors, children and others throughout the nation.  COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORT


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