Health Activist Biweekly | August 15, 2018
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Health Activist Biweekly
August 15, 2018
2018 Salk Health Activist Fellowship
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Careers Futures are pleased to announce the 2018 Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship—an incubator for emerging health activists. Undergraduate students, graduate students, or employees in health-related disciplines are encouraged to apply by September 7. Over nine weeks, fellows will form an action group and develop skills to build a case for action, shape winning strategies, and advocate effectively around a health issue in which they are passionate. In addition to learning how to change policies, practices, and perspectives, the fellows will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea at the Health Activist Expo on November 29. The Fellowship sessions will occur on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm (dinner included) at the QI2T Center and select locations in the Pittsburgh community. Please contact Scotland Huber at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Suicide Prevention Community Walk
On August 25, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness Walk in Pittsburgh at Highmark Stadium on the South Side, with proceeds benefiting research and programming for suicide prevention. Join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people across the country to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
In the News
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Adolescent Behavioral Health News
Depression: The Growing American Mental Health Storm | Healthline
Family, friends gather at bowling alley to honor middle school student and raise awareness of suicide | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Maternal Mortality News
Maternal mortality: An American crisis | CBS News
Beyonce: Queen of the Fourth Trimester | U.S. News & World Report
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