Updates to the UHW Community Datebook Page

(updated Wednesday, March 3, 2010)

This post lists events scheduled from March 3 through March 8, 2010. Click here to see all events posted on the Urban Health Watch Community Datebook page.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

RI HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (HPRP)
Information Session

Wednesday, March 3, 2010,
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Casey Family Services
1268 Eddy Street,
Providence, RI 02905

ATTENTION Case workers, program coordinators, and other shelter, food pantry, soup kitchen, and social service personnel: The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, also known as HPRP, is a program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provides assistance to households to help prevent and reduce homelessness.

In Rhode Island, HPRP Provides temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless or would be homeless but for this assistance.

Learn more about 1) Client Eligibility Requirements for HPRP; 2) How and Where to Make Referrals to HPRP; and 3) Opportunities to Partner with HPRP Providers on Wednesday, March 3. RSVP’s are NOT required, but for more information, contact Caitlin Frumerie at 401-222-5778 or cfrumerie@doa.ri.gov.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scheduled for Hearing or Consideration:
THE (RI) HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

H7510: An act that would require all chain food service establishments to provide nutritional/calorie labeling information for all standard menu items.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
4:30 p.m, at the Rise of the House
The Rhode Island State House – Room 135
90 Smith Street
Providence, RI

Be there on Wednesday, March 3 to hear more about and begin actions around “the general assembly’s intent to require chain food service establishments to provide nutrition information for all standard menu items listed on the menu, including the total number of calories per serving, as usually prepared and offered for sale.” To read more language from the bill, click here. To a read a fact sheet on the topic, part of “State-Level Policy Actions to Reduce Obesity in Rhode Island,” click here.

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March 4 – 6, 2010

NABJ Conference on Health Disparities
Policies, Politics and Practice:
Covering Health, Health Disparities & Health Care Reform

March 4-6, 2010
Kaiser Family Foundation,
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 2005

Organized by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and co-sponsored by Kaiser Family Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company and American Cancer Society, the goal of this annual conference is to provide print, broadcast and online journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health care reform and health policy on underserved communities. Journalists and media professionals will leave with resources to inform and empower readers and viewers to action in their lives. Early registration rates are available for members and nonmembers before February 25, and exhibitor rates are also available. Click here for more information.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Free Health Fair in Pawtucket, RI

Saturday, March 6, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Pawtucket YMCA
20 Summer St
Pawtucket RI 02860

Join the Pawtucket YMCA for a community health fair, featuring

– Free Information About: 1) STDs; 2) Family Planning; 3) Nutrition; 4) Mental Health Care and 5) Medication

– Free Services Offered For or Pertaining to: 1) Cholesterol Screenings; 2) Diabetes screening; 3) HIV testing; 4) Blood Pressure; 5) Eye exams; 6) How to Quit Smoking; 6) Asthma Control; 7) Ask a Doctor

Plus, FREE FOOD, GAMES, MUSIC & PARKING! Click here to download a flyer that guarantees you FREE use of the YMCA facilities for the day, including the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes if brought with an ID. For more information, call (401) 727-7900, para Espanol and English.

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Monday, March 8 & Monday, March 15

CAN WE TALK?
A free program for parents and guardians of youth ages 8 to 14.

Monday, March 8 and Monday, March 15
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Chaplin Perez Community Center
37 Center Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Attendance at both sessions is REQUIRED
All parent/guardians who attend will receive a $25 gift certificate to Stop & Shop.

Talking to your children as they get older, especially about tough stuff, can sometimes occur as impossible. “Can We Talk?” is a free workshop offered to parents and guardians of youth ages 8 to 14. It is designed to help parents/guardians start discussions with their children about the subjects covered in the course, including 1) bullying, harassment & violence; 2) self-esteem & emotional health; 3) internet safety & mixed messages; 4) alcohol, tobacco & drugs; 5) puberty, sexuality & health; and 6) pressures, stress & success. All parents are welcome; to reserve a seat at the workshops, please call Stephanie Marro at 401-455-3890, extension 252.

Can We Talk? RI is a project of Capital City Community Centers that is funded by the RI Department of Health, Office of HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.canwetalkri.org.

2 responses to “Updates to the UHW Community Datebook Page

  1. Please put me on your email distribution list. Thank you.

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