IUHPE/NARO Navigator
October 2017
Dear IUHPE/NARO Colleagues and Friends,
We are pleased to present to you the October 2017 IUHPE/NARO Navigator!  

Please send us any news, updates, or announcements to be included in the November issue no later than October 26th, 2017. We want to hear from you!

In light of all the recent natural disasters, our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Katie, as well as the recent earthquakes.  Please see article below in this issue of your TX colleagues in the wake of Hurricane Harvey!

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The Editorial Board 
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US Congress on Health Legislation
Your voice is needed on US health care policy!  There are still registrations available for SOPHE's 19th Annual Advocacy Summit and your can join in legislative action alerts.
For more information, see SOPHE's   Legislative Action Center https://www.sophe.org/advocacy/take-action/#/    

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 
From the World Health Organization:
(WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer:
  • IARC Working Group Reports Volume 10: Energy Balance and Obesity
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In the Wake of Hurricane Harvey, UTHealth School of Public Health Students Will Learn about Harvey's Impact Through Oral Histories
Author: Kathryn Gallardo, LMSW 
Kathryn is a PhD student in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and she is the Teaching Assistant for the "Introduction to Qualitative Methods Course" at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health (UTHealth) 
On Friday, August 25 th 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast as a category 4 storm.  In the days following, Hurricane Harvey caused historic flooding and wide-spread devastation throughout the city of Houston and surrounding counties, as countless individuals and families had to evacuate their homes to avoid the fatal floodwaters.  In the midst of dealing with the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since 2004, Houston became a model city for the rest of the nation, as ordinary citizens joined forces with first responders and worked countless hours rescuing those trapped in their homes. In the storms aftermath, thousands of individuals, including members of the UTHealth School of Public Health Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research (CHPPR) community, responded to the city's need for help by offering donations and volunteering.
Drs. Sheryl McCurdy and Paula Cuccaro of the UTHealth CHPPR are using the experience of Hurricane Harvey as a learning opportunity for students enrolled in their, "Introduction to Qualitative Methods," course this fall. The students will be conducting an oral history project with the goal of documenting the impact of the storm on individuals, families, communities, and businesses, both small and large. As part of the oral history project, the students have identified a diverse array of topics to focus their study on, some of which include: food access in low-income communities during and after Hurricane Harvey, how social media was used to promote physical and emotional safety among women during the storm, how blood banks managed the increased supply of blood, and understanding individuals' experience of deciding to engage in prosocial behavior following Hurricane Harvey. Throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn and gain practice experience as they interview those impacted by Harvey, gain knowledge and skills on how to carry-out qualitative fieldwork in an ethical manner on sensitive issues, and conduct analyses.
In addition, the National Science Foundation awarded Drs. Sheryl McCurdy and Eric Jones a RAPID grant entitled, "Gendered Household Recovery Post-Hurricane Harvey," to assess whether a household's past experience with flooding will reduce household conflict about decisions to be made in the short-term regarding recovery. The goal of the study is to provide insights into the types of interventions and policies that will help households remain viable in the face of disaster and to push science in new directions by examining the processes of risk assessment, coping, and survival strategies in households after a major natural disaster.
 Globe Professional Development 
Continuing Education Credits 
  1. APHA
  2. SOPHECenter for Online Resources & Education -  CHES/MCHES/CPH credits for monthly self-study journal articles and webinars
  3. ACHA - Online Continuing Education Programs
  1. National Health Education Week.                         
     Health Connections                                                                   October 16, 2017 |  2:00 - 3:00 pm ET                                 
  2. What's Advocacy got to do with it?                                  October 18, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  3. Applying Lessons Learned from the 2017 Advocacy Summit          October 30, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
 Jobs Job & Fellowships
  1. Boston University School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences Program Manager Deadline: Open until full
  2. Prevention Institute- Program Manager- Los Angeles Office Deadline: Open until full
  1. SOPHE Internships - Washington, DC -                                Summer 2018 - Deadline: February 1, 2018
  2. APHA Internships - Washington, DC                                          
  3. NACCHO Internship Program                                                   Spring 2018 Deadline: October 15, 2017
  1.   Winston Fellowship                                                                Deadline: October 13, 2017
  2.  Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars.                     NIH Fogarty 

 Funding Funding Opportunities & Resources
Funding Opportunities
 Conferences Conferences and Events
SOPHE Advocacy Summit                                        
Washington, DC, United States | October 21-23, 2017
St. Louis, MO, United States | October 21-23, 2017

European Public Health Association 2017 Conference          Stockholmsmassen, Stockholm, Sweden | November 1-4, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada | November 1-4, 2017
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo                          
Atlanta, GA, United States | November 4-8, 2017

San Diego, CA, United States | February 12-13, 2018

Columbus, OH, United States May  | April 4-6, 2018
Athens, Greece | May 7-8, 2018

 Abstracts Call for Abstracts and Papers

Health, Wellness, And Society - Call for Papers - 
Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open

SOPHE - Call for Abstracts -  Health Education & Behavior Special Theme Issue: Collaborating for Equity and Justice.  
Deadline: December 15th
 Dates Important Dates to Remember
International Walk to School Month  (October)
Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2 - 8)
World Food Day (October 16)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  (October 17)
*National Health Education Week  (October 16-20)
Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November)
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (November) 
The Great American Smokeout (November 16)
    Advocacy in Action
APHA in Action
    Press Releases & Interesting Publications
  1. World Hunger again on the Rise, Driven by Conflict and Climate Change, New UN Report says.
  2. The World is Running out of Antibiotics, WHO Report Confirms.
  3. WHO Launches new Non-Communicable Diseases Progress Monitor.
  4. Changing Health Risks and Interventions Due to Earthquakes and Hurricanes.
  5. Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  6. Worldwide Surveillance, Policy, and Research on Physical Activity and Health: The Global Observatory for Physical Activity
  7. CDC Keeping You Safe 24/7
  8. A global workspace is the emerging reality for future public health workforce
  9. Medical Education Partnership Initiative gives birth to AFREhealth
  10. Comparative Health System Performance in Six Middle-Income Countries: Cross-Sectional Analysis using WHO Study of Global Ageing and Health
  11. A Profile of Global Health Curricula at Canadian Medical School
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