Inspiring healthy lifestyles, Patient Safety Fellowship, black maternal health, & more - - - Health Activist Biweekly:
April 24, 2019
VIDEO Activist Spotlight: Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
Amplify the youth voice on Mental Health Awareness Day
We ask you to join us with a tweet, post, snap, or message to support our Youth Advocacy Network as they visit legislators on Monday, May 6th, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Youth will be meeting with legislators to encourage more resources for teen mental health. You are encouraged to customize the following on publish on May 6: "We need more #MentalHealth resources for youth – positive mental health is essential & currently our youth don't have enough support. #MentalHealthAwarenessDay @HealthActivists bit.ly/healthactivist_youthmentalhealth"
Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health
You're invited to join the JCC of Pittsburgh for “A Community Conversation on Teen Mental Health” with Dr. Jean Twenge on Sunday, April 28 from 4-6 pm at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. Understanding how the world of electronics and social media impacts our children isn’t easy and is a still evolving and emerging topic. She will speak about the mental health effects on teens being addicted to their smartphones and social media. Register here.
Last chance to apply for the Patient Safety Fellowship
The 2019 Patient Safety Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with the newly developed Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative members to analyze processes and identify contextual factors that impact the application, spread, and sustainability of their comprehensive perinatal programs in the Commonwealth. The Patient Safety Fellowship prepares recent and current graduate students to apply emerging methods and strategies in implementation science, team-based problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement for healthcare settings. Apply today - deadline for applications is May 8.
In the News
Reinvesting In Health News
Fewer tests, treatments for NICU babies reduces infections, cuts costs | Modern Healthcare
Most people pay less than $5 per month for the drug. But some pay $11,002 | STAT
Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It's What They're Trained To Do | NPR
Adolescent Behavioral Health News
Pittsburgh and Parkland survivors help each other turn their grief into action | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Recognizing the Increase in Teen Suicide and Recognizing the Sources of Prevention | PsychCentral
What's Driving the Rise in Teen Depression? | U.S. News & World Report
Maternal Mortality News
To understand why Pennsylvania moms die, the state needs to collect better data first | Pennsylvania Capital-Star
5 Facts About The Black Maternal Health Crisis That Everyone Should Know & Take Seriously | Romper
House forms first Black Maternal Health Caucus | Think Progress
It's Time To Demand More When It Comes To Black Maternal Health | Essence
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