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Reminder: Film Screening and Health Kick-off TODAY in Mount Hope, Saturday Dec 11

Today, Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 AM, join Urban Health Watch and a number of other partners for a great family-friendly film about two preteens who ask the question “What’s on Your Plate?” They’ll explore issues like access to nutrition and ways to eat healthy if you live in an urban city.

Hello Urban Health Watch readers,
This is a reminder if you live in RI: Today, Saturday, December 11, Urban Health Watch is co-hosting a film screening of “What’s On Your Plate?” – a movie that will leave youth and adults, alike, with great ideas and tools on how to improve access to nutrition in our own communities and how to engage youth in the process. Set primarily in New York City, this film also addresses the challenges to eating healthy if you live in an urban city, and how to find short-cuts and hidden resources to overcome those barriers.

See more information below:

WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE HEALTH EVENT
Saturday, December 11, 2010
11:00 AM
Mt. Hope Learning Center
140 Cypress Street
Providence, RI 02906

Join the Mt. Hope community, Urban Health Watch, and a number of other community partners for a great workshop on nutrition, access, and health in our daily lives! This Mt. Hope Health Initiative Kick-off event will feature a health documentary screening (of the movie Whats on Your Plate?), follow-up discussion, refreshments and raffles. The event is free and open to the public.

More info:
-> http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/
-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oHoEA7S7kY

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UHW Photo Diary, November 20, 2010: Healthy Corner Store Makeover, Pawtucket, RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – Healthier school lunches, calorie-counts posted alongside menu items, and taxes on soda: These are just some of the policy changes being proposed to fight and curb obesity rates in American children and adults.  Ultimately, the decision to incorporate these recommendations will be made by school boards, state-elected leaders, and other “policy-makers” and legislatures.  However, there is a role for average citizens, residents and families, and small business owners, including letter-writing and testimonials to political leaders, starting and joining campaigns and organizations that support your cause, and familiarizing friends and neighbors with the issues.

But what else can you do?  Here in the metro area of Rhode Island, another way to effect change has emerged for citizens and businesses alike:  The Healthy Corner Store Initiative led by the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island (EJLRI), “a community campaign to add healthy options and variety to the food available at small markets in the city.”

See my photo diary below or my online slide show from their most recent Corner Store Makeover; it was at Ama’s Variety Store and Mini Mart in Pawtucket, RI on November 20, 2010.

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New Battambang on Elmwood Ave. in Providence was one of the first stores that participated in the Healthy Corner Store project.  These photos show some of the produce the store carried before the makeover – and where in the store they were originally located.


EJLRI Director and Lead Organizer, Amelia Rose (pictured in the first photo holding notes) led a diverse group and alternating number of volunteers throughout the day, including youth attending high school in Providence, Environmental Studies and Art students from Brown University and RISD, and community members that had read about the day and initiative.


Ama Amponsah, who, along with her husband and children, run “Ama’s Variety Store and Mini-Mart,” is originally from Ghana in the northwest region of Africa.  Today, her children are young adults “raised in the store,” one with a college degree and two en-route.  Like their mother, Alethea, Isaac and Germain all are very friendly and familiar with the steady customer base that visits on the day of the makeover.


Seeing a group of young people outside doing positive things at the neighborhood store emerged as a conversation-starter and a contagion.  One shopper who stopped to talk to the group, Tamika Dias, eventually inquired into how to enroll her own teenage son in programs at EJLRI.  Even Urban Health Watch caught the bug; eventually, I put down the camera, picked up materials and made a sign of my own.


EJLRI provided signs for labeling snacks considered healthy, like those low in sugar or containing recommended nutritional values, and, of course, fruits and vegetables.  They also brought in and stocked the store with other healthy foods, while changes outside included signs drawn by RISD students and a new paint job.

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To see more pictures from the makeover, click here to view an online photo slideshow.  For more information about the Environmental Justice League of RI, visit http://www.ejlri.wordpress.com or call (401) 383-7441.


Join Urban Health Watch Editor, Reza Clifton, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010: World AIDS Day

Join Us in Providence, RI on Wednesday, December 1, 2010: World AIDS Day

WORLD AIDS DAY MOVIE SCREENING AT URI PROVIDENCE CAMPUS

PROVIDENCE, RI – Partners in Learning about AIDS (PL-AIDS), Isis Storm and the URI Alumni of Color Network invite you to join us for a film screening on the URI Providence/CCE campus on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, World AIDS Day, to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and its related issues. Our goal is not to host a large seminar, but to mainstream the topic of HIV/AIDS by making a movie available to students who may be at the campus in-between classes and to community members in the downtown area.  Refreshments will be served, and the event is open to URI students and the public.

 

Who:
– Isis Storm
– Partners in Learning about AIDS
– URI Alumni of Color Network

 

What:
World AIDS Day Film Screening at URI Providence/Feinstein Campus

 

When:
– Wednesday, December 1, 2010
– 2:30 PM

 

Where:
URI Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI, Paff Auditorium (1st floor).

 

More Info:
PL-AIDS Project is a nonprofit organization founded and run by Brown University students that are involved with grassroots HIV/AIDS advocacy, services, and prevention in the Providence area and abroad. (www.plaidsproject.org)

 

Isis Storm is a RI-based collective of female musicians, writers, poets, media producers, and educators founded by two URI alumni, including Urban Health Watch Editor, Reza Clifton, who wanted to bring attention to local female artists while working on behalf of women and communities of color.   (www.isisstorm.com)

 

The mission of the Alumni of Color Network is to provide professional and personal development, networking, advocacy and community building opportunities for alumni and students of color of the University of Rhode Island. (www.advance.uri.edu/alumni/acn)

 

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World AIDS Day Benefit Concert at Brown University
Spoken Word Poetry, Hip Hop and Global Grooves
Presented by Members and Friends of Isis Storm

 

8:00 PM – 10:00pm
BROWN UNIVERSITY
Providence, RI
Salomon Hall, 001

 

TICKETS: $1.00 at the door
PRIZES & RAFFLES for $1.00

 

Sponsored by:
Partners in Learning About AIDS
Brown Queer Alliance
Isis Storm

 

Tickets will also be sold on the Brown University main green on Wednesday from 9am-5pm. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Nice Slice Pizza, Scialo’s Bakery, Books on the Square Bookstore, Three Sisters, and Seven Stars, and free day passes at the Rock Gym rock climbing center.

 

 

All proceeds benefit AIDS nonprofits

Fall into Health: November Updates from the Urban Health Watch Community Datebook

These updates are also posted here on the ‘Community Datebook’ page of UrbanHealthWatch.net.  Check the datebook for additional details about these events and/or additions that may come in during the month.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Heritage and Health
The 4th Annual African Studies Workshop
Presented by Bryant University

Saturday, November 6, 2010
2:30 PM
Providence Public Library
Third Floor Theatre
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI

Join Bryant University and members of the African community in RI for Heritage and Health, an event that will feature discussions with Dr. Awekura Kwara, Dr. Mohamed Traore, Yassin Njie, and Dr. Stephen Kwame.  The event will also include a performance by the Liberian musical group, Dukpah Drums.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, click here to view and print the flyer.

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November 6 & 10, 2010

The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market Opens
Every Saturday and Wednesday from November to May
Starting Saturday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 10

Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

Payment Forms Accepted Onsite Include:
Cash, Fresh Bucks, SNAP / EBT, WIC Fruit & Veg Coupons, Credit Cards;
***Food Stamps / SNAP users: Farm Fresh offers up to a $5 Bonus to customers using their EBT cards.

Recommended Bus Route:
RIPTA, 99

Snow or shine, the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market will be open, featuring over 60 local farms, artisan food producers, and more. On-hand will be fruit, veggies, eggs, meat, seafood, milk, cheese, bread, baked goods, ice cream, lunch items and more.  For more information on the market, including the vendors set up, items on-sale, and seasonal specialties, click here or visit http://www.farmfreshri.org to learn about other farmers’ markets and programs for accessing fresh produce.

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Monday, Starting November 8, 2010

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
A Six-Session Series Happenings on Mondays
November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 6, and December 13

9:00 to 11:30am
Harris Public Library in Woonsocket
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI

Register: Lisa at YWCA, 401-769-7450 x19

If you have diabetes (or are a caregiver, friend, or relative), a free workshop is available to you. Participants will receive a healthy life book and relaxation CD. The workshop begins November 8 at 9am. It will be held at Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street in Woonsocket. To register, call Lisa Piscatelli at 401-769-7450 x19 (YWCA).

The workshop includes six classes, held on consecutive Mondays – November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 6, and December 13 from 9 to 11:30am.

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November 8 & 9, 2010

“Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet:
Integrating Food Systems into the Planning Process
A Free Virtual Conference about Planning for Food Access

Monday, November 8, 2010, 8am to 6pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12pm to 6pm

Broadcasting in Rhode Island at:
Rhode Island Housing
44 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

The RI Department of Health and RI Housing invite you to attend the virtual World Planning Day Conference 2010, focused on “Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet: Integrating Food Systems into the Planning Process.” This conference is a world-wide online gathering of planning professionals, community leaders and food systems experts, and will be broadcast at RI Housing on Monday, November 8th from 8am to 6pm and Tuesday, November 9th from 12pm to 6pm.  Guests/members of the public are invited to drop in just for the sessions of interest or for the entire day.

The conference agenda is available here, while clicking on “Conference Agenda at a Glance” shows the session times. Guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.  RI Housing is located at 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, just two blocks from Kennedy Plaza. Paid parking is available across the street.  For more information or questions, contact Chelsea Siefert at chelsea.siefert@health.ri.gov or by phone at 401.422.7774.

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Starting Wednesday, November 10, 2010

(and continuing November 17, December 1, December 8, and December 15)

Lifespan Respite Care Training
A Five Session Training Program
Part of the RI TimeBank Initiative

November 10, November 17, and December 1, 8, and 15
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
1395 Atwood Avenue, Suite 114,
Johnston, RI 02919

Free of Charge; Reduced Rate for CPR and First Aid Renewal

Respite, time off from the stress of caring for a loved one, is often the most frequently requested and needed family support service. Caregivers, current and potential respite providers and individuals who have received direct care are invited to attend the trainings to learn or strengthen the required skills to deliver quality respite care in the paid and volunteer workforce working with individuals of all ages and special needs; and learn about the volunteer TimeBank respite exchange.

For more information, click here to view and print the flyer, or contact Ellen Kreutler, Lifespan Respite Project Coordinator, by phone: 401-467-6855, ext. 307; or by email:  e.kreutler@psnri.org.  Click here to see other upcoming events from the Parent Support Network of RI.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat
A Free Seminar at Meeting Street
Presented by Emily Lennon, Occupational Therapist, Meeting Street

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting Street
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905

Getting a child to eat the foods that will contribute to their healthy development is not always easy. In this seminar, parents and caregivers will learn activities and techniques to use with their children to improve the variety of foods that they eat. Guidelines on how to introduce new foods will be discussed. Attendees will also get information on the typical feeding skills and the behaviors to expect based on a child’s development.

To register, to set up child care, or for more information, call 401-533-9299, email info@meetingstreet.org, or click here to download and print the flyer.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Healthy Corner Store Makeover
Ama’s Variety Store in Pawtucket
Part of the [Providence] Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Saturday, November 20, 2010
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ama’s Variety Store
957 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

The Environmental Justice League of RI and students from the Environmental Justice League’s Community Environmental College invite the public to join the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and other community volunteers to lend a hand at Ama’s and witness the transformation of the store into a healthier place to shop. Volunteers are also needed in the next two weeks leading up to the makeover to conduct customer surveys and outreach in the neighborhood: 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, and 11/17 all from 4-6pm.

Storeowners and community members who want to volunteer, receive updates about the project, or who have questions about the Healthy Corner Store Initiative or the Environmental Justice League are encouraged to click here to visit the project webpage, or contact Amelia by phone at 383-7441 (English or Espanol) or by email at amelia.rose@ejlri.org.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LIFESPAN COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATES MEETING
“Rhode Island Health Equity: The Differences that Make a Difference”

Shane Lloyd, Research Assistant:
Health Disparities and Access to Care Team; RI Department of Health

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
12:00-1:00 PM
Miriam Hospital,
Sopkins Auditorium
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI

RSVP REQUIRED (lunch will be provided; limited seating)
(p) 401-431-5410 ext 223; (e) jrawlings1@lifespan.org

Parking will be available in the FREE visitor’s lot across the street from the main entrance of The Miriam Hospital or the FREE valet service can be used at the main entrance of the hospital.

Community Datebook Updates and Partner Events: Wednesday, October 13 on UrbanHealthWatch.net

by Reza Corinne Clifton
Editor, UrbanHealthWatch.net

PROVIDENCE, RI – Below are some of the latest updates and posts found on the Community Datebook Page of UrbanHealthWatch.net. You’ll notice that several of the events come from YWCA Northern Rhode Island, an organization located in Woonsocket, RI, close to the Massachusetts-RI border, and not far from Worcester, MA. Like Urban Health Watch, health events at YWCA NRI are supported, in part, through a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant offered through the RI Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Follow events and updates directly on the Community Datebook Page, or if you are interested in other health events in the Northern RI area, click here to see a full listing of YWCA NRI fall health events.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Workshop on Basic Health Issues and Screening Information
With the “Healthy Choices Book”
Presented by YWCA Northern Rhode Island and Lifespan

Wednesday, October 13
1:30pm
YWCA Northern Rhode Island
514 Blackstone Street
Woonsocket, RI

Registration is required (and still available) by calling 401-769-7450 ext 12.
Participants will receive a complimentary book.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Community Health Fair
Presented by SEDC:
the Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
SEDC
270 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI 02907
10AM-12PM & 5PM-7PM

Services Available at the event include: Free seasonal flu shots, basic health screenings, free HIV testing, community resources, children’s activities and more! For more information, or to acquire a flyer in Khmer, Hmong, and Lao, call SEDC at (401) 274-8811.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FLU CLINIC
Presented by Lifespan Community Health Services

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
10-11 AM
S.E.D.C.
270 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

Open to those who do not have insurance.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

“Fall Women’s Wellness Series on Nutrition/Exercise”
First Day of Classes

Thursday, October 14, 2010
1:30 PM
YWCA Northern Rhode Island
514 Blackstone Street
Woonsocket, RI

YWCA Northern Rhode Island is offering a “Fall Women’s Wellness Series on Nutrition & Exercise.” The program will consist of four Thursday Afternoons at 1:30 PM (Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 and Nov 4) or two Thursday Evenings at 6:30 PM (Oct 28 and Nov 4). Registration is required. For more info, or to register, call 401-769-7450 ext 12.  Click here to see the full list of fall season health events happening at YWCA NRI.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Women’s Stress Reduction & Relaxation Program
Presented by YWCA Northern Rhode Island

Saturday, October 16
10:00 AM
Mercy Rehab at Mt. St. Rita’s
15 Sumner Brown Road
Cumberland, RI

YWCA Northern RI invites women to enjoy a day of relaxation techniques, Reiki, Massages, Light lunch, entertainment, etc. Registration is required. For more info, or to register, call 401-769-7450 ext 12. Click here to see the full list of fall season health events happening at YWCA NRI.

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October 18-21, 2010

7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
Improving health care for culturally diverse populations:
A new place on the national health agenda

Presented by Diversity Rx

October 18-21, 2010
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
201 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MA

Read additional information about the conference objectives here.  For details on registration, logistics and accommodations, click here.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Community Health Fair
Presented by SEDC:
the Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
60 North Main St.,
Woonsocket, RI 02895
10AM – 12PM

Services Available at the event include: Free seasonal flu shots, basic health screenings, free HIV testing, community resources, children’s activities and more! For more information, or to acquire a flyer in Khmer, Hmong, and Lao, call SEDC at (401) 274-8811.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Health Justice Voice Meeting
Learn the Truth, Get a Voice / Conozca la Verdad y Promuevala

Monday, October 25, 2010
5:30 – 7:30 PM
John Hope Settlement House
7 Thomas P. Witten Way
Providence, RI

Free and Open to the Public / Gratis y Abierto a la comunidad
Light Dinner will be provided / Se sirven comida

For more information about the meeting or the Health Justice Voice program click here or call 421-6993 x319. / Para aprender informacion del programa o de la reunion, apunte/haz clic aqui o llame al 421-6993 x319.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

4th Annual New England Regional Children’s Heath Care Summit
Presented by The New England Alliance for Children’s Health,
An Initiative of Community Catalyst

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire

FREE OF CHARGE / Registration closes October 18, 2010

Advocates for Children’s Health are invited to take advantage of this free conference and encouraged to forward the invitation to others who might be interested.  Registrants are also invited to bring literature to the Summit to share with other NEACH partners.

For more information about the conference, click here to download a draft of the agenda or contact Maia Fedyszyn at 617-275-2871 or mfedyszyn@communitycatalyst.org.  To register for the conference, click here.

Flu Clinics, Cultural Competence, Children’s Health: UHW Datebook Updates

Hi Friends,
Here are some local, regional, and national health events for your attention, and to pass along to others.  The full details and more are all posted on the Community Datebook page of UrbanHealthWatch.net.

Sincerely,
Reza

Reza C. Clifton
Editor, UrbanHealthWatch.net
(e) urbanhealthri@gmail.com; (p): 401-497-5246

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FLU CLINIC
Presented by Lifespan Community Health Services

Wednesday, October 6
6:30-7:30 pm
Emanuel Church
77 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI

Open to those who do not have insurance.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Community Health Fair
Presented by SEDC:
the Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
SEDC
270 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI 02907
10AM-12PM & 5PM-7PM

Services Available at the event include: Free seasonal flu shots, basic health screenings, free HIV testing, community resources, children’s activities and more! For more information, or to acquire a flyer in Khmer, Hmong, and Lao, call SEDC at (401) 274-8811.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FLU CLINIC
Presented by Lifespan Community Health Services

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
10-11 AM
S.E.D.C.
270 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

Open to those who do not have insurance.

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October 18-21, 2010

7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
Improving health care for culturally diverse populations:
A new place on the national health agenda

Presented by Diversity Rx

October 18-21, 2010
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
201 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MA

Read additional information about the conference objectives here.  For details on registration, logistics and accommodations, click here.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Community Health Fair
Presented by SEDC:
the Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
60 North Main St.,
Woonsocket, RI 02895
10AM – 12PM

Services Available at the event include: Free seasonal flu shots, basic health screenings, free HIV testing, community resources, children’s activities and more! For more information, or to acquire a flyer in Khmer, Hmong, and Lao, call SEDC at (401) 274-8811.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

4th Annual New England Regional Children’s Heath Care Summit
Presented by The New England Alliance for Children’s Health,
An Initiative of Community Catalyst

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire

FREE OF CHARGE / Registration closes October 18, 2010

For more information about the conference, click here to download a draft of the agenda or contact Maia Fedyszyn at 617-275-2871 or mfedyszyn@communitycatalyst.org.  To register for the conference, click here.

Jobs in Health, Healthier Corner Stores: New on Urban Health Watch and UHW Radio


Get up, get out and get active for your health.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Have you been following UrbanHealthWatch.net and Urban Health Watch Radio? Starting with the latter, you’ll see that today is one of the last times you’ll hear Episode 2 of Urban Health Watch Radio on WRIU. With information on how to land a job in healthcare and some of agencies helping you get there, Episode 2 is especially relevant in these times of high unemployment and job uncertainty. Please be sure to listen, and tell your friends since next week we debut Episode 3, which deals with strategies to curb obesity.

Other updates you’ll see come from announcements on the UHW Community Datebook page, like the one I’ll post below about events to usher in healthier options in neighborhood markets and corner stores. It’s an exciting initiative that shows what residents and advocates can do in their own backyards.

While you’re online, be sure to check out the podcast of Urban Health Watch Radio, Episode One, and check out the newly posted survey about the show – because we want to hear from you. Thanks for your support and help spreading the word.

– Reza C. Clifton
Editor, UrbanHealthWatch.net
(e) urbanhealthri@gmail.com; (p): 401-497-5246

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August 6, 2010

NEXT EPISODE 2 BROADCAST DATE
(90.3 FM or streaming online live at http://www.wriu.org):

Friday, August 6, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

PODCAST:
Click here to listen from your computer.

GUESTS:
Donna Policastro, RN, Executive Director of RI State Nurses Association
Peggy Benz, Director of the Education Exchange
Paula Reid, Program Manager, Medical Homes Project, Rhode Parent Information Network
Shavon Smith, Program Manager, Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) and Representative of the Community Health Workers Association in Rhode Island

SHOW INFO:
On Episode Two, we speak to a roundtable of health advocates and experts about health careers in RI and how to join the workforce. We talk about opportunities for adults in Westerly and Peacedale who may just be starting in health care and we’ll hear from the RI State Nurses Association about opportunities in nursing and how to advance in the field. We also talk with two representatives from RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN) – about the organization’s creative approach to hiring parents and about the newly established Community Health Workers Association – a resource for anyone whose work is geared toward keeping communities healthy. The show’s experts help us understand how to get connected to jobs in health and where to go for more details, resources, and, even, free classes.

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August 10 & 14, 2010

HEALTHY CORNER STORE MAKEOVERS
Part of the Providence Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Tuesday, August 10 & Saturday, August 14

(August 10)
12:00 – 2:00 PM
New Battambang Market
366 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

(August 14)
11:00a – 1:00p
Mi Quisqueya Market
933 Broad Street
Providence, RI

The Environmental Justice League of RI and students from the Environmental Justice League’s Community Environmental College invite the public to participate in two Healthy Corner Store Makeovers, on Tuesday, August 10th and Saturday, August 14th. Activities include introducing new healthy products to customers through taste tests and cooking demonstrations, labeling healthy items in the store, and physically rearranging products and displays to promote the healthiest options. Info: http://www.ejlri.wordpress.com or (in English o Espanol) 401- 383-7441.

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August 11 – 13, 2010

The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color
A Two-Day Training for Journalists
URBAN HEALTH WATCH WILL ATTEND

August 11 – 13, 2010
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, Louisiana

Health reform presents an historic opportunity to address fundamental inequities in the health care system and to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities that continue to plague the nation. As the process of health reform implementation moves forward, the media will play a key role in informing the public about how these changes will affect their communities.