Monday, March 25, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
New Study: Suicides among Lesbian & Gay Male Individuals
Although the burden of suicidal ideation and attempts among sexual minority populations is high, useful and contextual information about the circumstances of suicide deaths among lesbian and gay male individuals is still limited. To our knowledge, this is the first study using data from a large, multi-state surveillance system to examine suicides among gay male and lesbian decedents across the lifespan.
Suicides among Lesbian and Gay Male Individuals: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System contributes to the suicide prevention field by expanding on the characteristics and precipitating circumstances of suicide among lesbians and gay men compared to non-lesbians and non-gay male victims using 2003-2014 data from 18 U.S. states in the National Violent Death Reporting System. The analysis revealed several differences by age, mechanism of injury, and known precipitating circumstances, including a greater presence of physical health, job, and relationship problems among gay male decedents, and intimate partner and other relationship problems among lesbian decedents. Current diagnosed mental health conditions and a history of suicide planning and intent were more common for both lesbian and gay male decedents. The findings underscore the importance of ensuring that suicide prevention efforts are culturally sensitive and consider the needs of sexual minority populations.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Now Offering: Strengthening Families at The Center for African American Health
The Center will be starting the Strengthening Families Program, an evidence-based, nationally and internationally recognized family skills training program in April.
Please share this flyer with communities and families you work with!
Monday, March 18, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019 Public Health in the RockiesCall for Abstracts
The theme of this year's conference is - Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation
Public Health in the Rockies will take place at Keystone Conference Center from August 27 - 30.
The purpose of the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies Conference is to provide an opportunity for education, networking and skill development of professionals in Colorado and neighboring regions. The Conference is designed to build a more competent public health workforce.
Please click here to submit an abstract for review.
Abstracts submissions will close on Friday, March 29
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The BUILD Health Challenge is looking to support up to 17 innovative collaboratives within the US that include a community-based organization, hospital or health system, and public health department working together in dynamic ways to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Inclusion of additional cross-sector partners such as health plans, businesses, foundations, and others that are aligned with the proposed efforts are encouraged.
Round 1 applications are due by April 5, 2019
- Advancing systems level change, including policy solutions that will create more fair and just opportunities for health (e.g., changes in local laws, regulations, or organizational policies; shifts in funding, reimbursements, or resources).
- Collaborating strategically across organizations and sectors to enhance practices and ways of working.
- Expanding the range of committed partners to bring complementary sets of expertise, resources, and capacities to the table.
- Developing robust data-sharing and evaluation processes to inform intervention strategies, strengthen partnerships, improve the initiative, and measure impact.
- Engaging and empowering community members to inform strategy and guide activities.