Chicago State University Community Caucus Advisory Council & SEIU Local 73COW
support of the Save Chicago State University and Illinois Education from Pre-K to Ph.D.
Dear (Contact First Name):
We invite you to our June 25, 2016, 5th Annual EdVK Fundraiser and Awards Program. We are excited about our collaboration with the Chicago State Community Caucus Advisory Council and SEIU Local 73 COW in support of the Save Chicago State University and Illinois Education from Pre-K to Ph.D.event. We hope you will join us for this worthy cause and for an afternoon of enjoyable entertainment as we present the production of The Marvin Gaye Story: Don't Talk About My Father Because God is My Friend...........
Black Lives, Police Lives Shouldn't Be An Either/Or, Alderman Says
"If you make the conversation either/or, then the truth never comes out," the alderman said. In other news: A 16-year-old boy was shot while trying to fight off a robber in South Shore on Wednesday night. Also in the news today: Marco Herrera said he often finds bullets and casings near his home, which was shot up Wednesday. Also in the news today: There will be live music once a week and people can rent out the building for private events. Also in the news today: Four men have been shot and wounded in Englewood since Wednesday evening, police said.
Garry McCarthy Slams Rahm's Toughness, And Can't Believe City Hall Reaction
KONKOL: McCarthy also wasn't happy the email to his wife about Rahm's lack of, er, guts got published. In other news: Frustrated dog owners said they're responsible enough for the city to rewrite the laws. Also in the news today: There's no easy solution to lead-contaminated water, but CPS can take steps in the meantime. Also in the news today: He was killed after three men approached and opened fire, police said. Also in the news today: Police don't know where the shooting took place.
June 20, 2016 High 88° F | Low 66° F | Partly sunny
This summer, creating and providing opportunities for youth and community to engage in safe and enriching activities is a key priority. Emerson Collective will be funding interesting and innovative program ideas that seek to promote peace. Small grants will be available this summer for youth-led and designed peace initiatives for youth ages 6-24.
The 2016 Peace Mini Grants are available for programs and projects that meet the following criteria:
Projects must be directed towards promoting peace and/or decreasing youth/community violence. We encourage new ideas and innovation in this grant. Think outside of the box and come up with new ideas that speak to the root causes of youth violence.
Projects must be student-led and are available to any youth serving organization with participants ages 6-24.
These programs should strive to teach youth about self-acceptance, acceptance of others, resolving conflicts, finding balance, and contributing positively to their community. Examples of projects include:
Youth organizing a forum in their community in collaboration with police to talk about neighborhood safety issues and develop action steps.
Youth work with community stakeholders to organize a Peace March or Rally in their neighborhood.
Youth work with aldermen and community members to identify unused or vacant community space to create a "Peace Garden," or a community art project and host community picnic or event in the space.
Youth survey the community about safe and unsafe locations in the neighborhood. They compile the results, identify trends and potential solutions, and present to key stakeholders including aldermen, community leaders, local police, parents, and the community at-large..
Youth develop speakers bureau on topics related to peace, conflict resolution, leadership, and deterrents to community violence.
Award amounts will range from $5,000 to $25,000 per applicant, and will be disbursed in mid-July. Please note: you must be either a 501(c)(3) or be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) located within Chicago city limits to apply for these grants.
If you are interested in Peace Mini Grants, please follow this link to complete the application. There will be a 2016 Peace Mini Grants Information webinar on Thursday, June 16, 2016. To register, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
APPLICATION TIMELINE: Monday 6/13/16: Application portal opens Thursday 6/30/16: Application portal closes at 5:00 PM Week of July 4th: Applications reviewed Week of July 11th: Applicants are notified
AHRQ Report Finds Some Disparities Eliminated in Measures of Healthy Living
When it comes to measures of healthy living, such as getting advice from a doctor about exercise or healthy eating, many disparities between racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups have narrowed or have been eliminated, according to an AHRQ analysis. The 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report's Chartbook on Healthy Living showed, for example, that there is no longer a disparity between obese black and white adults age 20 and over being told by a doctor that they are overweight. In addition, living in a low-income household is no longer a barrier among obese adults from receiving advice from a health professional to exercise more. Researchers found that more than 60 percent of healthy living measures showed improvement from 2002 through 2013. However, challenges remain; Hispanics, blacks, American Indians and Alaska Natives received worse care than whites for about one-third of healthy living measures. The chartbook provides a detailed data analysis that complements the National Quality Strategy’s Priorities in Focus – Healthy Living brief. Meanwhile, AHRQ offers numerous resources for living a healthy lifestyle, including tips for staying healthy at any age, getting to a healthy weight, and advice for quitting smoking.
New Information Tools From AHRQ Summarize Treatment Options for Infantile Hemangioma
New evidence-based information tools from AHRQ are available to help clinicians, policymakers, parents and caregivers make informed treatment decisions about infantile hemangioma (IH), a birthmark caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels. IH is more commonly found in white babies, girls and babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. A research summary and a free continuing education module are available for clinicians who treat children with IH. A brochure for parents and caregivers of children with IH supports discussions about the benefits and harms of various treatment options, including the use of prescription drugs (such as beta blockers and steroids) and surgery. A research summary for policymakers features considerations for possible health care programs and policy initiatives. The new tools from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program are based on a systematic review that evaluated the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness and harms of treatment options for patients with infantile hemangioma.
Spots Available for Summer TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Online Course
AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS® training curriculum is available online as an accredited course, allowing health care providers to become certified as TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers through a Web-based course. TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) is an evidence-based patient safety training program that emphasizes the importance of communication and teamwork among health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers are prepared to guide TeamSTEPPS training and implementation in a variety of settings. Enrollment is open for the next course as well as subsequent courses throughout the year. Potential participants are encouraged to complete the TeamSTEPPS readiness assessment. The course is offered at no cost, but participants must create a change team, submit a draft change plan and upload a letter of commitment before receiving an enrollment code. Learn more.
Preliminary Agenda Available for AcademyHealth's Concordium 2016
A preliminary agenda is available for Concordium 2016, the annual meeting of researchers, policymakers and data experts seeking to advance the strategic development and use of evidence to transform health systems. The September 12–13 meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, held by AcademyHealth, will showcase individuals and organizations working with data from electronic health records and other sources to integrate evidence, practice and policy in health care delivery systems. Concordium is the annual meeting of the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum, which advocates collaboration among researchers and data stakeholders. The EDM Forum was established in 2010 by AHRQ to advance the national dialogue on the use of electronic health data for research and quality improvement.
AHRQ in the Professional Literature
Evaluation of smoking-specific and generic quality of life measures in current and former smokers in Germany and the United States. Ware JE Jr, Gandek B, Kulasekaran A, et al. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Aug 16;13:128. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Nursing home 5-star rating system exacerbates disparities in quality, by payer source. Konetzka RT, Grabowski DC, Perraillon MC, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 May;34(5):819–27. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Beyond the physical: a qualitative assessment of the burden of symptomatic uterine fibroids on women's emotional and psychosocial health. Ghant MS, Sengoba KS, Recht H, et al. J Psychosom Res. 2015 May;78(5):499–503. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Half of 30-day hospital readmissions among HIV-infected patients are potentially preventable. Nijhawan AE, Kitchell E, Etherton SS, et al. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Sep;29(9):465-73. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Multimorbidity redefined: prospective health outcomes and the cumulative effect of co-occurring conditions. Koroukian SM, Warner DF, Owusu C, et al. Prev Chronic Dis.2015 Apr 23;12:E55. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Prevalence of chronic kidney disease among individuals with diabetes in the SUPREME-DM Project, 2005–2011. Schroeder EB, Powers JD, O’Connor PJ, et al. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 Jul;29(5):637–43. Epub 2015 Apr 16. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of a computer based breastfeeding educational intervention among rural Hispanic women. Joshi A, Amadi C, Menza J, et al. J Community Health. 2015 Oct;40(5):993–1001. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
A patient-centered symptom monitoring and reporting system for children and young adults with cancer (SyMon-SAYS). Lai JS, Yount S, Beaumont JL, et al. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Oct;62(10):1813–8. Epub 2015 Apr 9. Access the abstract in PubMed®.
Please address comments and questions about the AHRQ Electronic Newsletter to Bruce Seeman at: (301) 427-1998 or Bruce.Seeman@ahrq.hhs.gov.