miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

CDC Media Advisory: CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes

CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016                                                                                                           

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CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes

Business Pulse: Motor Vehicle Safety at Work, launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, focuses on how businesses can protect employees who drive for work in the United States and travel for business abroad. This issue also features an interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links to CDC programs that help employers prevent crashes and reduce injuries.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related injury death in the United States. Workplace crashes affect businesses through lost productivity, medical and workers’ compensation costs, liability and reputational damage. In 2013 alone, on-the-job motor vehicle crashes cost employers $25 billion. Keeping workers safe on the road depends on employer commitment to road safety, supported by strong policies that are developed and put in place with input from workers. CDC offers resources to help businesses put a new motor vehicle safety program in place or strengthen an existing program.

To access Business Pulse, visit http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse.

Register for the Clinical Trials Symposium

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Clinical Trial Symposium

Register today for a Clinical Trial Symposium, "Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine." 
Title:         Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine
Date:         September 14-15, 2016
Time:        8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:  The University of Miami BankUnited Center
                 1245 Dauer Drive,
                 Coral Gables, FL, 33146
The cost of the two-day seminar is $175.00. It includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for both days. Register by September 9th.
The Symposium will focus on scientific, regulatory, and ethical aspects of clinical trials as well as quality assurance practices. It will provide important updates on FDA Regulatory requirements for clinical trials and perspectives from the front lines of clinical research. FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf will be the keynote speaker, and the event will close with a networking session on day two. 
Some of the informational sessions include:
Compliance in Clinical Research,
Regulatory Perspective: Recruiting Challenges
Understanding the Principal Investigator's Responsibilities
All registered participants will receive 12 CME and/or CEU credits. 
Brought to you by:
University of Miami Office of Research Compliance and Quality Assurance
FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Florida District Office
FDA Office of Minority Health  

NIH establishes new research program to address health disparities of chronic diseases | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH establishes new research program to address health disparities of chronic diseases | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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NIH establishes new research program to address health disparities of chronic diseases

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, is launching the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCC) for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention program. This program responds to the need for more robust, ecological approaches to address chronic diseases among racial and ethnic minority groups, under-served rural populations, people of less privileged socio-economic status, along with groups subject to discrimination who have poorer health outcomes often attributed to being socially disadvantaged. Two centers will focus their research efforts on development, implementation, and dissemination of community-based, multilevel interventions to combat chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The centers will share approximately $20 million in funding over five years, pending available funds.
Where people live, work and play has significant impact on the development and progress of chronic diseases and conditions.  The new TCC program looks beyond individual behavioral risk factors to engage the family, community, healthcare systems, and policy impacts that also affect one’s health.
“Studies in these centers will add to our knowledge of what works in health disparities populations, thus advancing knowledge towards our nation’s health.”
— Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
“Multilevel interventions that take into account complex interactions between individuals and their environments can better address determinants of health and enhance chronic disease prevention and health promotion for local communities,” said NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable. “Studies in these centers will add to our knowledge of what works in health disparities populations, thus advancing knowledge towards our nation’s health.”
Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems. Many of these conditions disproportionately affect health disparity populations and in advanced stages can lead to significant limitations in activities of daily living.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2015 were chronic diseases. (link is external) 
  • Prevalence rates of obesity in African American and Latino adults are significantly higher than among White adults.
  • Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., yet more adults living below the poverty level or with less than high school education are current cigarette smokers compared to those who live at or above the poverty level.
  • Hypertension, a major risk factor of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease, is more prevalent and/or not as well controlled in African Americans and Latino adults compared to Whites.
  • Women(link is external) from poor, low-income, and middle-income households are less likely to receive a screening mammogram compared with women from high-income households.
Encouraging researchers to use a transdisciplinary, collaborative and systems approach to address disparities in chronic disease prevention, the program will emphasize prevention, early detection, and early treatment. Studies have shown that early treatment improves health outcomes in many conditions, implying that early detection is important to combatting disease progression. However, people from health disparity populations, generally have lower detection rates, leading to later-stage diagnosis and treatment, which can negatively impact disease outcomes.
Designed for broad impact, the TCCs comprise regional coalitions of research institutions and partners working together to develop and disseminate effective health interventions that can be implemented in real-world settings.  “Involving different stakeholders and ensuring community engagement, the new TCC program will create synergized methods to build a healthy community for health disparity populations” said Dr. Xinzhi Zhang, NIMHD program officer. 
The composition of each center includes community organizations, academic institutions, clinicians and health care systems, as well as state and local public health agencies. The research programs will translate community needs into practice at local clinics, churches, and community centers. The following projects have four future year commitments.
The Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk Through Technology
Dedra S. Buchwald, M.D. and Spero Manson, Ph.D.
Washington State University, Pullman
Researchers will develop intervention projects to control hypertension among American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders with the objective to reduce cardiovascular diseases and stroke among these underserved populations with high disparities in health. Three projects based on multilevel approaches—individual, family, community and policy levels—are proposed with a long-term goal to translate the findings into behavior change, treatment innovation and new policies.
The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions
C. Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Researchers will apply community-engaged health disparities research in the Flint area, where they will investigate the effectiveness of multilevel interventions aimed at improving physical activity and healthy food consumption among community members. They will also evaluate a multi-tiered intervention program of peer coaching with advocacy support, as well as family reunification and support for both men and women in recovery from substance abuse.
NIMHD is one of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers. It leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities by conducting and supporting research; planning, reviewing, coordinating, and evaluating all minority health and health disparities research at NIH; promoting and supporting the training of a diverse research workforce; translating and disseminating research information; and fostering collaborations and partnerships. For more information about NIMHD, visithttp://www.nimhd.nih.gov.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
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CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

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August 24, 2016
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CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, including surveillance and epidemiology, vector control, communication and outreach to pregnant women and vulnerable populations, and planning with key stakeholders.

This funding will help enhance surge capacity for Zika case identification and mosquito surveillance. It will also help improve communications to key populations, by developing focused educational materials, sharing mosquito control guidance, and refining community public awareness campaigns. The following public health organizations received funding:

  • American Public Health Association
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • March of Dimes Foundation 
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National Indian Health Board 
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes 
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Task Force for Global Health

These funds are in addition to the $1.6 million for Zika response work awarded to national partners earlier this year.
The current funding is being distributed by CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) through an existing cooperative agreement with national nonprofit organizations to implement activities to strengthen components of the public health system, such as workforce competencies, data collection processes, and partnerships to promote the effective use of public health resources. Through this program, OSTLTS carries out CDC’s commitment to advancing US public health agency and system performance, capacity, agility, and resilience.
To date, CDC has awarded more than $100 million to states, cities, and territories to fight Zika, including:
  • In July, CDC awarded $25 million through the Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) cooperative agreement to help strengthen preparedness and response plans and nearly $60 million through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement to strengthen epidemiology and lab capacity, and mosquito control and surveillance efforts.
  • In August, CDC awarded $16.4 million to help states establish birth defect surveillance to rapidly detect microcephaly and other adverse outcomes caused by Zika virus infection.

Register for HCUP Fall Webinar Series and Hands-on Workshop

Register for HCUP Fall Webinar Series and Hands-on Workshop

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Registration for HCUP’s Fall Webinar Series Now Open

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering a two-part webinar series on theHealthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)’s research-enhancing databases, products, and tools.

Overview of the HCUP Databases
Summary: This one-hour session will introduce health services and policy researchers to the HCUP databases and related resources through a general overview of HCUP’s databases.
WhenWednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET.

Overview of the HCUP Products and Tools
Summary: This one-hour session will introduce health services and policy researchers to the HCUP products and tools, with a particular emphasis on HCUPnet, the free online data query system.
WhenWednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET.

Registration is Now Open. Each webinar requires separate registration. For more information, please visit the Workshops and Webinars page on the HCUP-US Web site.