From the CDC to Lifespan Diversity: Great Links and Online Resources

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18, had the opportunity to attend “The Wave of Hope: Achieving Healthy Communities and Healthier States.” It was a policy and training summit for coordinators of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, and it was packed with informed and passionate speakers like Larry Cohen of the Prevention Institute, Sharon Moffat of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and Wayne Giles of the CDC’s Division of Adult and Community Health.

But how can you get a piece if you weren’t there?

Below I’ve provided links for those interested in examining and improving urban health. They are resources that were shared at The Wave of Hope conference and via readers like you. And we always want to hear from you, so leave a comment if you’ve got more to share.


Taking Care of Mom – Nurturing Self as Well as Baby: An online guide from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Diversity@Lifespan Fall Newsletter: An online newsletter providing “important information related to diversity and health, significant stories of outstanding professionals in the Lifespan medical community, information on diversity-related community events and links to pertinent articles for the community at large.”

CDC’s Healthy Communities Program: An online web portal of the CDC which provides links to written “action guides” and dates for “training institutes” for those working to reduce chronic diseases and attain health equity.

Prevention Institute: The organization is a non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention.” Their website features data and written guides addressing injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development.

“The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America:” A new report published by Prevention Institute and PolicyLink to provide analysis and policy recommendations for creating a transportation system that promotes good health, creates opportunity and supports the environment.


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