Weekly Wednesday Wire: November 7, 2012

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Items of Interest

From CityMatch: New Resource on Racism and Public Health

Authored by the Lee Institute and commissioned by CityMatch, Conversations That Matter: A How-To Guide for Hosting Discussions About Race, Racism, and Public Health is aimed at helping public health professionals open and sustain constructive conversations about the impact of racism on maternal and child health outcomes. 


From Women's eNews: 2012 Casey Medal

Congratulations to the Women's eNews team on their Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, awarded for the report "Infant Formula Companies Milk U.S. Food Program."

Partner News

From the Partnership for a Healthier America: End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge

PHA is inviting anyone - from moms and dads, to kids, to nonprofits, to major corporations - with a great idea for how to end childhood obesity to enter the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. The winning idea will receive $10,000 to kick-start their idea, and expert advice to turn that idea into a reality. Read the press release.


From Public Health Institute: Web Forum on the Prevention Fund

Join PHI for an interactive web forum on "Where We Stand and What's Ahead: Public Health and the Prevention Fund" to discuss funding in the post-election environment on Wednesday, November 14 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST.

From WABA: The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012

Published by a consortium of 15 civil society organizations, including the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the fifth annual Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 report entitled Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? - Strategies to Regain Control details the structural causes underlying the hunger and malnutrition experienced by almost one in seven people around the world. Read the press release.

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