Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day. January 19,
January is National Thyroid
Awareness Month. Sponsored by the American Association
of Clinical Endocrinologists. http://www.thyroidawareness.com/
January is National Glaucoma
Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Glaucoma Research
January is National Blood
Donor Month. Sponsored by the American Association
of Blood Banks. http://www.aabb.org/Content/Donate_Blood/Donate_Blood_Public_Education_Initiatives/National_Blood_Donor_Month/
January is Cervical Health
Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Cervical
Cancer Coalition. http://www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html
National Girls and Women
in Sports Day. February 4, 2009. http://www.aahperd.org/ngwsdcentral/
National Wear Red Day.
February 6, 2009. Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung,
and Blood Institute Health Information Center. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth
National Women's Healthy
Heart Day. February
6, 2009. Sponsored by the Sister to Sister Foundation.
National Donor Day.
February 14, 2009. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. http://www.organdonor.gov/
February 16, 2009
National Eating Disorders
February 22-28, 2009. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
February is American Heart
Month. Sponsored by the American Heart Association.
February is National Wise
Health Consumers Month. Sponsored by the American
Institute for Preventive Medicine. http://www.healthylife.com
February is National Cancer
Prevention Month. Sponsored by the MD Anderson
Cancer Center. http://www.mdanderson.org
February is AMD/Low Vision
Awareness Month. Sponsored by Prevent Blindness
Meetings and Conferences
American College of Preventive
Medicine Annual Conference. February 11-14, 2009.
Los Angeles, CA. http://www.preventivemedicine2009.org/.
National Conference on
Chronic Disease Prevention & Control. February
23-25, 2009. Washington, DC. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/conference/
National Council on Aging-American
Society on Aging Aging in America Conference.
March 15-19, 2009. Las Vegas, NV. http://www.ncoa.org.
American College of Sports
Medicine Annual Health & Fitness Summit.
March 25-28, 2008. Atlanta, GA. http://www.acsm.org
Society for Behavioral
Medicine 30th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
April 22-25. Montreal, Québec. http://www.sbm.org/meeting/2009/.
American Geriatrics Society
Annual Meeting. April 29-May 3. Chicago, IL.
American College of Sports
Medicine Annual Meeting. May 27-30, 2008. Seattle,
CDC Conference on Obesity
Prevention and Control. July 27-29. Washington,
of America. Nov. 18-22. Atlanta, GA. http://www.geron.org/Annual%20Meeting
Kids, Healthy Communities
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is providing
support for community initiatives that will increase opportunities
for physical activity and improve access to affordable
healthy foods for children and families. Approximately
60 grants for Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities sites
will be awarded. Each will receive up to $360,000 total
for four years. All grantees must secure a cash and/or
in-kind match equal to at least 50 percent of the RWJF
award over the entire grant period. More information on
match requirements is provided at http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20603.
Deadline for application is Feb. 3.
Salud America! is a national program of the RWJF
that supports research on environmental and policy solutions
to the epidemic of obesity among Latino children. The
program also aims to develop a network of researchers
whose findings will help identify the most promising obesity-prevention
strategies specifically tailored for Latino communities.
Investigators must propose a project in one of two general
areas: 1) research that has strong potential to inform
policy; or 2) the evaluation of an existing policy or
program, its implementation or its impact. For information,
please visit http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20506&c=EMC-FA138.
The deadline is Feb. 6.
Health Games Research
This national program of
RWJF funds research to enhance the quality and impact
of interactive games that are used to improve health.
The goal of the program is to advance the innovation,
design, and effectiveness of health games and game technologies
so that they help people improve their health-related
behaviors and, as a result, achieve significantly better
health outcomes. http://www.healthgamesresearch.org.
The deadline is April 8.
Ladder to Leadership
A collaborative initiative of the RWJF and the Center
for Creative Leadership, this funding initiative is designed
to enhance the leadership capacity of community-based
nonprofit health organizations serving vulnerable populations.
Ladder to Leadership focuses on developing critical
leadership competencies for early- to mid-career professionals
through a 16-month leadership development curriculum.
The program will be delivered in nine priority communities
on a staggered schedule over the next four years. Up to
30 fellows will be selected to participate in the program
in each of nine targeted communities across the U.S.:
Central NY; Cleveland, OH; Birmingham, AL; Albuquerque,
NM; Eastern NC; Portland, OR.; Mid-South Region (Western
TN, Eastern AR, and Northern MS); NJ (specific site/region
to be determined); and Starr County, TX. For more information,
please visit http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20281&c=EMC-FA144.