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Local Public Health Spreads Importance of Good Oral Health during Children’s Dental Health Month

By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas

The oral cavity, including the teeth and surrounding structures, are necessary for adequate nutrition, proper speech and a positive self-image.  1,231 more words

Community Health

POC Monthly Health Features

Jasmine Westbrooks

Degree:Nutrition and Dietetics

Current university: Rosalind Franklin University

City: Sebring, FL

Business organizations: EatWell Exchange, Inc. & Wilkins and Westbrooks Nutrition Counseling, LLC… 450 more words

Health Equity

NQF Issues Guidance for Medicaid Programs to Improve Health by Addressing Social Needs

The following excerpt comes from the January 25, 2018, press release from the National Quality Forum.

A new report from the National Quality Forum (NQF) outlines a systematic approach for Medicaid programs to better support efforts to collect and use data about individuals’ social needs and increase collaboration between communities and healthcare providers to improve beneficiaries’ health. 373 more words

Health Disparities

The Office of Diversity and Equity Finalizes Their Theory of Change Process

In Spring 2017, the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) underwent a Theory of Change process. The intention of the process was to help clarify, shape, and improve the impact of ODE’s efforts.  664 more words

Office Of Diversity & Equity

Help me tell the government that we need @EatRightOntario

Last week I received some upsetting news: EatRight Ontario is shutting down at the end of March due to a loss of government funding. This is sad news for the dietitians who currently work there who will be losing their jobs, for dietitians across the country who use their resources, and not least of all, for Ontarians who will lose free remote access to the services of Registered Dietitians. 681 more words

#BlackHealthMatters: Diabetes

This week is Black Health and Heritage and month. While we, black people within the diaspora have a very rich culture and heritage, it is important that we preserve not only our heritage but also our health. 262 more words

Health Equity