To Fight Burnout, Organize - still time to apply for Salk Health Activist Fellowship, & more
Health Activist Biweekly
August 29, 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.
Pennyslvania Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day at the Capitol
Prevent Suicide PA will host Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on October 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Join suicide prevention advocates, suicide attempt and loss survivors, suicide task forces, legislators, and mental health professionals for an important day at the Capitol.
In the News
To Fight Burnout, Organize. | The New England Journal of Medicine
Reinvesting In Health News
What Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That's a Problem | Wall Street Journal
It's not just the uninsured - it's also the cost of health care | Axios
Adolescent Behavioral Health News
West End Social Worker Uses Pain Of Friend's Suicide As A Catalyst For Change | 90.5 WESA
Feeling Suicidal, Students Turned to Their College. They Were Told to Go Home. | New York Times
Maternal Mortality News
Maternal deaths represent the canary in the coal mine for women's health | STAT
Maternal Deaths in US Are Up, So How Did California Cut Them By Half? | Healthline
Chronic Diseases and Other Factors Associate With Rising Maternal Mortality in the US | AJMC
Kamala Harris' Maternal Mortality Bill Would Address Racial Bias In Health Care | Bustle
State review boards can change the trajectory of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. | STAT
We must address America's black maternal health crisis | The Hill
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