Useful Resource: New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

The following excerpt comes from the August 14, 2018, news release from the National Institutes of Health. Diabetes affects a body from head to toe. Now there’s a resource that illustrates its effect on both – and all the parts in between. Thanks to research, what we know about diabetes and how to treat it … Continue reading Useful Resource: New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

Public Spending on Children

In July, the Urban Institute posted an article outlining US government expenditures on Children. In a series of five charts, the article outlines the following lessons: Only about 9% of the federal budget is spent on children. The share we spend on children is shrinking. It’s expected to be less than 7% by 2028. Some … Continue reading Public Spending on Children

Useful Resource: New Playbook: Creating Community Partnerships for Health Equity

The following excerpt comes from the July 30, 2018, article by Amanda Merk on Salud America! A new action-oriented guide is available to foster collaboration between the health sector and the organizations working to improve the conditions of poverty, known as the community development sector. Collaboration among these sectors is critical because more than 80% … Continue reading Useful Resource: New Playbook: Creating Community Partnerships for Health Equity

USA Hosts Southern All of Us Network Regional Meeting

The article below originally appeared in the Med School Watercooler: The blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. The University of South Alabama recently hosted the second regional meeting of the Southern All of Us Network (SAoUN) at the Strada Patient Care Center. Comprised of 11 universities and medical facilities in Alabama, … Continue reading USA Hosts Southern All of Us Network Regional Meeting

Study ranks Alabama 6th-worst in health care

The following excerpt comes from the August 7, 2018, article by Jessica Barnett in The News Courier. According to the most recent available estimates by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Alabamians spend more than $35 billion each year on personal health care. This figure is one of many factors considered in its current ranking … Continue reading Study ranks Alabama 6th-worst in health care

Useful Resource: Peer Review Panels and the Federal Grant Application Evaluations Process

The following excerpt comes from the August 8, 2018, blog post from the Grants.gov Community Blog. When preparing your federal grant application, you would do well to put yourself – and your team – in the shoes of the people who will be evaluating it. In this post, we will look specifically at grant opportunities … Continue reading Useful Resource: Peer Review Panels and the Federal Grant Application Evaluations Process

Reducing food insecurity among households with children is still a challenge for the United States

The following excerpt comes from the July 25, 2018, article by Lauren Bauer on Brookings. Households across the United States continue to have difficulty in providing enough food for all their members at a given time during the year, due to a lack of resources. In 2016, 12.3 percent of households were food insecure. In … Continue reading Reducing food insecurity among households with children is still a challenge for the United States

Useful Resource: UAB CCTS YouTube Channel

The UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UAB CCTS) offers several videos related to the support available from the UAB CCTS to partner institutions and addressing various topics in research. Available playlists include: Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T): The Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences (CCTS) Presents: Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T). Faculty from … Continue reading Useful Resource: UAB CCTS YouTube Channel

Perry County to Tuscaloosa: A 70-Minute Drive for Rural Women Seeking Obstetrics Care

The following excerpt comes from the July 23, 2018, article by Allexa Gardner on the Say Ahhh! Blog. I have driven the 57 miles from Perry County, Alabama to Tuscaloosa many times, with long stretches of bumpy road that is marred by stop lights as you get closer to the city. All in all it’s … Continue reading Perry County to Tuscaloosa: A 70-Minute Drive for Rural Women Seeking Obstetrics Care