Author: Katelyn Alley

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Newsletter

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is pleased to provide a copy of their latest newsletter – the Fall 2017 EPI-LOG. This issue includes: Hepatitis A Food safety Disease activity Influenza update Florida Department of Health in Volusia

Closing the Breastfeeding Disparity Gap: Methods for Improvement from NICHQ

(This post duplicated from the NICHQ website accessed 1/16/18.) Hispanic women face a unique set of challenges when it comes to breastfeeding, including overcoming longstanding cultural beliefs, such as views on healthy baby weight, and dealing with language barriers. When

Prepare for Disasters Using These Quick Links

With recent hurricanes devastating the south and ongoing wildfires in the west, preparing for the unexpected can make the difference between just surviving or thriving in the face of disaster. Resources for health professionals and families: CDC (Center for Disease

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance Information

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE If you need emergency help call 9-1-1. HELP FOR SENIORS If you know of a senior who needs assistance call 9-1-1 and contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs hotline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). To report elder abuse, call

Paid Family Leave

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received 6/13/17.) Paid Family Leave The Urban Institute published a brief that illustrates the patchwork of public and private policies that do not meet the needs of working mothers. The

Parenting Matters: The Role of Parents in the Lives of Young Children

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received June 13, 2017.) Parenting Matters The National Academy of Sciences published a report on the role of parents in the lives of young children. The report reviews research on

What is Health Equity and What Difference Does a Definition Make?

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received June 13, 2017.) What is Health Equity and What Difference Does a Definition Make? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a report to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus

AECF: Not enough is being done to help children overcome “toxic stress”

US: AECF: Not enough is being done to help children overcome “toxic stress” WKRC – June 05, 2017 Maria Piombo of Central Clinic Behavior Health said that 80 percent of the kids they see have had “toxic stress” and instead

Flourishing From the Start: What Is It and How Can It Be Measured?

(This post duplicated from an original ZERO to THREE email received 4/4/17.) Flourishing From the Start: What Is It and How Can It Be Measured? Child Trends Research Brief This brief distills key findings and recommendations from two more-extensive papers

Media and Young Minds

(This post duplicated from an original ZERO TO THREE email received 4/4/17.) Media and Young Minds American Academy of Pediatrics A recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses the influence of media on the health and