Sebelius Approves Plans for Data Collection for HHS HIV Grantees

Secretary Sebelius Approves Plans to Standardize and Streamline Data Collection for HHS HIV Grantees The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently reached a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to standardize and streamline data collection for recipients of federal HIV funds. On June 28, 2013, Secretary of Health and Human Kathleen Sebelius approved plans submitted by nine HHS operating divisions and staff offices to adopt and deploy common core indicators for … [Read more...]

Webcast, “In the Know: Google Plus & YouTube for Public Health”, May 14

Join the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) on May 14 at 2 P.M. (ET) for a live webcast, “In the Know: Google Plus & YouTube for Public Health.” This webcast, the fifth in a series, will explore how public health professionals can effectively tap into the engagement and networking strengths of the quickly growing social media channel, Google Plus, and the popular video sharing site, YouTube. It will feature NPIN social media experts and a special guest from Google who … [Read more...]

A Doorway to Persia, narration by Peter Coyote and Ymani Simmons

A DOORWAY To PERSIA The Persian people are part of the Iranian peoples who speak the modern Persian language and closely akin Iranian dialects and languages. The origin of the ethnic Iranian/Persian peoples are traced to the Ancient Iranian peoples, who were part of the ancient Indo-Iranians. The synonymous usage of Iranian and Persian has persisted over the centuries although some modern Western sources use Iranic/Iranian as a wider term that includes the term Persian as well … [Read more...]

Diabetes and the Recovery Act

  HHS.gov/Recovery Updates   Diabetes and the Recovery Act HHS Recovery Act funding was used to accelerate diabetes research, help communities develop evidence-based obesity programs, give seniors the tools to manage their diabetes, use health information technology to improve care for diabetic patients, and increase services for diabetic patients at Community Health Centers. Continue reading about the HHS fight against diabetes >>> New Tribal Health … [Read more...]

Change the World : lifesecretsonline.com

The power each of us has to make a difference in this world begins when each of us believes that we can make a difference.   To put it another way...everything begins with changing ourselves FIRST.     I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, "It is not fair to ask of others, what you are unwilling to do yourself"   Today's video is a great story and captures the essence of what Eleanor was talking about.   I hope you enjoy it!   Watch Change the World Video … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org – The World's Most Senseless War‏

Dear friends, In days, a group of powerful world leaders will ask the UN to end the war on drugs and move towards regulation. But politicians say that the public will not support alternative drug policies. Let's give this unique opportunity massive public support and get urgent action. Sign below, and tell everyone: In days, we could finally see the beginning of the end of the ‘war on drugs’. This expensive war has completely failed to curb the plague of drug addiction,while costing … [Read more...]

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