1. Peace in the Home Helpline (Seattle/King County, WA)

2. CDC: Updated factsheet now available–HIV among Women

3. CDC: New factsheet now available–HIV among Transgender People

4. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduces The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 (HR 2758/S 1463).

5. WE R NATIVE Text Messaging Service

6. Urban Indian Health Institute: The Health Equity Project: Website, Tools and Reports

7. CDC Webinar: Actionable Knowledge and Suicide Prevention: Putting What We Know into Practice

1. Peace in the Home Helpline (Seattle/King County, WA)

What is the Peace in the Home Helpline? 

  • A TOLL-FREE NUMBER – 1-888-847-7205
  • The call is free and connects callers to a community-based program in Seattle and King County that provides domestic violence services and information, in the caller’s language.
  • Domestic violence services and information are available in 14 languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, Khmer (Cambodian), Tagalog, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Somali, Amharic, and Tigrigna.
  • Callers can just talk and get information – they do not have to make any commitments or accept any services.
  • SERVICES AVAILABLE:  Domestic violence advocacy, safety planning, assistance with confidential shelter and housing, legal advocacy, and other supportive services.
  • 24-HOUR ACCESS:  For Spanish-speakers, services and information are available 24 hours a day.  The Spanish-language crisis lines are staffed by domestic violence advocates dedicated to answering calls during business hours.  After business hours, calls are transferred to Advocates who answer calls at night and on weekends, or will return messages when calls cannot be answered immediately.
  • SPONSORS:  The Peace in the Home Helpline is a service funded by the City of Seattle Human Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division.  The Access to Advocacy program which provides Spanish-language access to domestic violence services is also funded by the City of Seattle through a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice, Grant No. 2009-WEAX-0008.
  • PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:  The community agencies who provide domestic violence services and information are:
  1. §  Asian Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center
  2. §  Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
  3. §  Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)
  4. §  Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP)
  5. §  New Beginnings
  6. §  Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
  7. §  YWCA of South King County

2. CDC: Updated factsheet now available–HIV among Women

View factsheet: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/index.htm

3. CDC: New factsheet now available–HIV among Transgender People

View factsheet: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/transgender/index.htm

4. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduces The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 (HR 2758/S 1463).

 New legislation introduced includes provisions to ensure that women cannot be fired or discriminated against in the workplace for expressing milk or breastfeeding during lunch or breaks.  For more information: http://merkley.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=b6845e21-223a-460e-9f18-02bb8b32b383

5. WE R NATIVE Text Messaging Service

In August 2011, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board created a health text messaging service for Native teens and young adults called WE R NATIVE. The service is designed to address health and social issues that are important to Native youth.

By texting the word NATIVE to 24587, users can sign-up to receive weekly health tips, contests, and life advice. Standard message and data rates may apply (just like texting your friends).

The service will cover: · Teachings from Native leaders · Wellness and Life Balance · Family Relationships · Mental Health · Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol · Violence and Bullying · Peer Pressure · Sexual Health · Healthy Relationships · School Pressures · Getting Help · Quizzes, polls, and discussions · Scholarships, conferences, & internships

To learn more about this service:

6. Urban Indian Health Institute: The Health Equity Project: Website, Tools and Reports

UIHI has launched the Health Equity Project website (http://www.uihi.org/projects/health-equity/). This website provides:

7. CDC Webinar: Actionable Knowledge and Suicide Prevention: Putting What We Know into Practice

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Register below (limited space): http://event.onlineseminarsolutions.com/r.htm?e=345586&s=1&k=1588B33968840195C0C5762D3665F555

In order to help address the research to practice gap in suicide prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supported three Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLS)* grantees (listed below) to conduct enhanced evaluations of youth suicide prevention programs.

To more effectively disseminate lessons learned in suicide prevention, the grantees have developed products focusing on the concept of actionable knowledge. The purpose of actionable knowledge (AK) is to translate scientific/research knowledge into concrete, tangible action.  In other words, AK is an attempt to reduce the research to practice gap, applying what we already know and making it more accessible.

The primary focus of this webinar will be to highlight the unique and innovative ways actionable knowledge can bring science to “life” in the field of suicide prevention.   In addition, the webinar will highlight the actionable knowledge products developed by these three GLS Enhanced Evaluation grantees.