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Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank: Priorities in Tribal Public Health

December 31, 2018

This report reviews Tribal public health issues in regard to historical, political, social and cultural contexts and provides recommendations to advance American Indian/Alaska Native health.

Setting a Foundation for Innovation: A Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Progress Report

February 1, 2017

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program, a five-year project that funds tribes, tribal-serving health organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) to promote chronic disease prevention amongst American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. This report examines the strategic assessment and planning work grantees performed in the first two years of GHWIC.

Building Momentum for Safe Routes to School: A toolkit for School Districts and City Leaders

January 1, 2017

This toolkit contains information on building and sustaining a Safe Routes to School task force, structuring and sustaining a paid Safe Routes to School coordinator position, adopting Safe Routes to School policies, and more.The toolkit also includes a sample task force invitation letter, example job descriptions, example city Safe Routes to School resolutions, and example district Safe Routes to School policies.

Furniture Stability: A Review of Data and Testing Results

August 9, 2016

This report by Kids In Danger (KID) and Shane's Foundation focuses on tip-overs of dressers and chests. ASTM International, which has developed thousands of voluntary industry consensus technical standards, has a standard in place to test furniture stability. However, furniture on the market is not required to conform, resulting in widespread non-compliance. Additionally, these standards are too lenient and require reform, as testing protocols have remained virtually unchanged for over a decade, despite continuing injuries and deaths. Units may pass the standard, but still present a significant risk. KID advocates for a two-pronged approach to decreasing tip-over incidents:Increasing consumer awareness of the danger of furniture tip-overs and knowledge of the actions needed to keep children safe, andImproving furniture stability by strengthening standards, making those standards mandatory and enforceable and promoting changes in furniture design.KID compiled data from incidents reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by various sources and from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). These include reports from January 1, 2010 to October 14, 2015. Findings of the data analysis include:Two-year-olds are the age group most affected by tip-overs, especially in regard to fatal incidents.Children age 2 to 5 accounted for 77% of total incidents.The age range of children injured is wider than the age range of children killed by tip-overs.Fatalities accounted for 12% of total incidents.Head injuries (37%) were the most common category of injury.Almost all (98.7%) of head injuries are related to a television tipping over on a child.KID conducted performance tests on a sample of 19 dressers and chests. Testing was run at the UL Furniture Center of Excellence in Holland, Michigan. UL laboratory technicians followed a testing protocol developed by KID. The protocol included tests based on the current voluntary standard for furniture stability. KID added tests that, among other things, evaluated for tip-overs when more weight was added (simulating larger children), drawers were full of clothes, furniture was placed on carpeting as opposed to bare flooring, televisions were placed on top of the furniture, and additional drawers were opened simultaneous with weighting one drawer. These additional tests were intended to be more representative of real-world scenarios.Test results include:Only nine of the 19 units passed performance tests based on the current tip-over safety standard, ASTM F2057.Only two units passed all tests, including the additional testing protocols added by KID.The weight of a television or any type placed on top of the unit did not decrease the stability of furniture.Furniture placed on carpet is less stable than furniture placed on hard floors.Many units remained stable when more than 70 pounds was placed on an open drawer, while others tipped with less than half that weight.

NACCHO Exchange: Health Equity

May 5, 2016

Essential Elements of Health Equity Practice: Partnering to Support Power-Building; Revitalizing Communities: Partnerships to Create Active, Safe Places in Merced County, California; Advancing Health Equity through Regional Collaboration; and Governing for Racial Equity: A Local Health Department's Journey

What Works 2011-2012: Curriculum Based Programs That Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

October 11, 2011

What programs delay sexual initiation, improve contraceptive use among sexually active teens, and/or prevent teen pregnancy? Over the years, The National Campaign has produced and disseminated a number of detailed reports and publications designed to answer this question. Here, in shorthand form, is an overview of what is known about carefully evaluated interventions that help delay sex, improve contraceptive use, and/or prevent teen pregnancy.

Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report

January 28, 2010

Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report is an essential resource and tool for government officials, advocates, and those working to promote bicycling and walking. The Benchmarking Project is an on-going effort to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities. This second biennial report reveals data including: bicycling and walking levels and demographics; bicycle and pedestrian safety; bicycle and pedestrian policies and provisions; funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects; bicycle and pedestrian staffing levels; written policies on bicycling and walking; bicycle infrastructure including bike lanes, paths, signed bike routes, and bicycle parking; bike-transit integration including presence of bike racks on buses, bike parking at transit stops; bicycling and walking education and encouragement activities; and public health indicators including levels of obesity, physical activity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The report is full of data tables and graphs so you can see how your state or city stacks up. Inside you will find unprecedented statistics to help support your case for increasing safe bicycling and walking in your community. Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through the additional support of Bikes Belong and Planet Bike.

Grant Writing

August 4, 2004

For nonprofit organizations, starting or expanding a program is likely to involve submitting a grant proposal to a potential funder as part of a competitive process. This manual presents the fundamentals of preparing a successful grant proposal for securing funds from both public and private sources. This information is for individuals with varying levels of experience in grant writing, with an emphasis on government grant application requirements.

Human Resources

August 4, 2004

Nonprofit organizations must have a sound understanding of human resources management in order to effectively accomplish their mission. This training manual provides users of all experience levels with the fundamentals they need to build a successful human resources strategy for operating a nonprofit support organization for AIDS advocacy, prevention and treatment.

Technology Development

August 4, 2004

For most, if not all nonprofit organizations, starting or expanding a program is likely to involve the purchase and use of technology. The purpose of this manual is to present the fundamentals of technology acquisition and implementation; identify some of the various technology options that are available; recommend proper maintenance practices and information; and present an overall understanding of technology.

Volunteer Management

August 4, 2004

Staff turnover at community-based organizations has grown high in recent years. The competition for both financial and human resources has reached an all-time high as well. During these times of limited resources, the use and management of volunteer services has become critical for success in many CBOs. The purpose of this training manual is to offer guidelines for effectively recruiting, training and managing volunteers.

Surviving an Audit

September 8, 2003

To provide board members and staff of minority community-based organizations with the financial and legal skills they need to handle receipt of federal funding, this manual addresses the most common legal and financial challenges CBOs face and offers practical solutions.