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Tuesday, June 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Publications, Reports:

Nemours prepared a Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit for Rural Communities.The toolkit provides a range of strategies and success stories to assist practitioners in child-serving sectors, including: early care and education, schools, out-of-school time, community initiatives and healthcare. The profiled communities were able to leverage their unique rural resources and benefited from close community bonds to improve children’s health. The toolkit also includes policy recommendations and an overview of the evaluation process. Please feel free to share the link with interested colleagues, networks, stakeholders and constituencies. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Daniella Gratale, Senior Manager of Advocacy at Nemours, at

The Vitality Institute has released a new report, Investing in Prevention:A National Imperative - Key Findings and Recommendations of the Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans. "The Commission has generated five recommendations, each of which includes actionable and scalable pathways to achieve the Vision: Health should be embraced as a strategic imperative across sectors and as a core value in society."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments to August 8th for its proposed "deeming" ruleto bring more tobacco products under its authority at the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in an effort to improve public health. Troubling to note that a new report finds that there are 466 online brands and 7,700 flavors of e-cigarettes in the every-increasing market.

Webinars, conferences, meetings:

2014 Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting and ConferenceTransforming Lives in Faith Communities and Beyond

September 15th - 17th

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
University of Maryland University College, Hyattsville, Maryland

For more information


Taking on Tobacco Regulation: An Overview of New York City's Tobacco Control Laws

Sponsored by The Network for Public Health Law

Friday, June 27th, 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

For more information and to register


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