1. From the Executive Director's San Antonio Desk
I'm in San Antonio and the 2012 NAO Conference is just getting into high gear, with the NAO board meeting yesterday and the pre-conference sessions and the new director orientation presently occurring. I'm looking forward to this afternoon's committee meetings, poster session viewing and judging, and, of course, the Opening Ceremonies! I know the week's sessions, keynotes, and special events will be outstanding!
If you're with us here in San Antonio, I look forward to catching up with you, and if you're not, we miss you and hope to see you soon!
Have a great week!
2. Veterans Mental Health Project SPOTLIGHT!
Eastern Ohio AHEC presented "The Returning Veteran: Not Your Typical Patient" on July 11, 2012. Sixty-four health professionals attended the workshop including the Municipal Judge who presides over the Youngstown Veterans Treatment Court. The evening began with the Color Guard from the Vienna Air Base. Captain Scott Allen sang the National Anthem. Former Marine Sgt. Robert Eggleston and CWO Emiliano DeLeon, who Robert served under, conducted the Boots On The Ground segment. Keynote speakers from the Louis Stokes Cleveland Medical VA Center were Dr. Ronald Riechers presenting current TBI protocol; Dr. Padin-Rivera speaking on PTSD, and Pat Hall presenting TRICARE and VA information.
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3. Next Veterans Mental Health Webinar on August 7
Register: August 7, 3:00 PM Eastern
4. Final Veterans Mental Health Reporting Forms Available: Send Us Your Data Now!
Complete a separate spreadsheet for each CE event. If you have already used previous versions of these materials, that is fine. Report what you have in the respective areas of the spreadsheet, and contact us with questions. Thank you for your participation in this project. We will be providing more TA and support in FY 2013, so keep up the good work!
5. Field Guide Now Available: July 2012
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6. Improving Children's Health Through Federal Collaboration Learning Opportunity Thursday, August 9, 2012
Topic: Children's Environmental Health Research
The EPA and NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program ("Children's Centers") was established in 1998 to explore ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors. The long-range goals of the program include understanding how environmental factors affect children's health and promoting translation of basic research findings into intervention and prevention methods to prevent adverse health outcomes. This session will share current research and discuss how the Children's Centers foster research collaborations among basic, clinical, and behavioral scientists with engagement and participation from local communities.
To register, click here.
7. K-20 Promising Practices Database
Mission Statement: The National AHEC Organization supports and advances the AHEC Network to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.
To submit an item, please clickhere.Deadline: Thursdays, noon CST.