Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 8, 2016

USBC Updates

Parents' Month: New Feature Blog Posts, Twitter Party Thursday, June 16

Through the Parents' Month: Celebrating, Centering, Connecting campaign, the USBC is working to provide opportunities for parents to share their stories, express their ideas for and experiences with supportive communities, and then take those ideas forward to policymakers to truly move the needle for our Nation's families. Check out these recent updates and join us for upcoming activities:

  • Share Stories: Read recent feature blog posts from a military family and Mom2Mom Global, and share your own story at hashtag #Parents3Cs. Your reflection can be shared as a written blog post, video or audio recording, art piece, or a combination of these.
  • Join the Conversation: Join us at hashtag #Parents3Cs for a Twitter party with co-host The Adventures of Captain Dad on Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m. ET to talk about Fatherhood in a Modern World.
  • Share Graphics: Share our latest series of graphics bringing together beautiful images with the words of moms and advocates who are working to ensure every family has the opportunity to reach their personal breastfeeding goals.

New Member Spotlight: 1,000 Days

At 1,000 Days we are excited to be leading the charge on improving nutrition for women and children in the U.S. and around the world. Good nutrition in the 1,000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's 2nd birthday sets a strong foundation, and breastfeeding is a central component to good nutrition during this critical time. We are currently preparing a report that examines what the first 1,000 days look like here in the United States in order to raise awareness of the problem of poor nutrition and inspire change. We are also conducting research with low-income mothers around the country to better understand the structural barriers that make it difficult for them to meet their breastfeeding and nutritional goals. Over the last year, we have brought together over 230,000 individuals to advocate in support of the WIC program and paid parental leave.


Federal News

CLAS Standards Webinar, from HHS

Join the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health on Thursday, June 30, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET for the second in a series of webinars on the National Standards of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care entitled, "The National CLAS Standards in Action." Participants will learn how different organizations are implementing the standards, as well as successes, best practices, challenges, and strategies for meeting individual and community needs. 

Draft Policy Statement, from IHS

The Indian Health Service has released a draft policy statement that, if implemented, would begin a process of expanding the use of community health aides at IHS facilities. The change would affect both facilities operated by the federal government and tribally operated facilities. Tribal officers are invited to submit comments by the deadline of Friday, July 29.

PHHS Grant Awardee Success Stories, from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a set of success stories that highlight several of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant awardees. In fiscal year 2015, 61 grantees received approximately $126 million in PHHS Block Grant funds. Read the grantee highlights to learn how Alaska, Kentucky, Missouri, Utah, and the District of Columbia are using these funds to support critical programs and address public health challenges in their jurisdictions.


Member News

Anti-Poverty Webinar, from AAP

Join the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday, June 20, from 3-4 p.m. ET for a webinar entitled, "Pediatricians and Anti-Poverty Organizations: Building Bridges." The webinar will feature prominent AAP voices and leaders of state and local anti-poverty efforts discussing the importance of pediatricians in the fight against poverty and how they can work with anti-poverty organizations to reach a shared goal. The AAP has launched a new initiative addressing poverty and child health as a strategic priority, with a focus on a variety of issues including paid family leave.


News from the Field

Health Systems Transformation Webinar, from ACPM

Join the American College of Preventive Medicine for a webinar on "Health Systems Transformation" on Thursday, June 16, from 2:30-4 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on the integration of preventive care and community health into the traditional health care model.   

Breastfeeding in Humanitarian Emergencies, from Devex

Devex has released an article on Breast-feeding in emergencies: A question of survival, calling for consideration of breastfeeding in funding, planning, and implementation of emergency responses. The authors cite several recent examples of successful integration of breastfeeding promotion and support during recent humanitarian responses.

Message Framing Webinar, from Dialogue4Health/CA4Health/CHLP

Join Dialogue4Health, CA4Health, and the Center for Health Leadership and Practice on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET for the first webinar in the Communicating for Change web series entitled, "Framing the Message: Talking About An Issue In A Way That Your Potential Supporters and Allies Can Understand." Participants will learn to use the Framing the Message tool from Berkeley Media Studies Group as a guide.

Dads' Month of Action, from Make it Work/Within Reach

The Make it Work Campaign and Within Reach are hosting a Dads' Month of Action during the entire month of June. Make it Work has released a video featuring fathers talking about comments that devalue their role. Dads are encouraged to submit their own videos. Follow and contribute to the campaign on social media using the hashtag #DadsFTW (FTW=for the win).

Policy Priorities for Women of Color, from CAP

Join the Center for American Progress on Thursday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET for the "Key Priorities for Women of Color in 2016" live webcast. The event will address the findings of a poll conducted by CAP and Latino Decisions of black women and Latinas to gain a better understanding of key issues faced by members of these communities and the role these issues will play in how black and Latina voters make their decisions.


Collective Impact Connection

Article on Scaling Impact, from The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group has released an article entitled, Three Tips to Help Others Implement Your Program. Program developers often struggle with how to help organizations implement new approaches to old problems. The article shares pragmatic guidance about how nonprofits can spread their evidence-based programs to achieve greater impact. 


News & Views

The Nation's Health (APHA newspaper): "Social determinants take center stage in call for Public Health 3.0"

The Wall Street Journal: "Who Gets Paid Leave Benefits, and Why"

Romper: "11 Reasons Why We Need More Breastfeeding On National Television"

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