APHA Update - August 2016

Submitted by Shasta Jorgensen, Affiliate Representative to the Affiliate Governing Council

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born. Free health education materials are available in English and Spanish. The posters describe the signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and address the misconception that for all women, pregnancy and new motherhood can only be "the happiest time of your life." In addition, the action plan helps moms identify when and where to seek help, and the conversation starter postcard, specifically designed for a mom's support system, offers suggestions for communicating with a loved one about this issue. For more information, click here.

Enter APHA’s 2016 Get Ready Photo Contest
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Enter by Monday, Aug. 22!
APHA is holding a fun photo contest for their Get Ready Campaign. Winning photos will be used for APHA’s 2017 Get Ready Calendar. From APHA website, “Everyone loves baby animals. They are just so gosh-darn cuddly and cute! We love them so much, in fact, that we made them the focus of this year's Get Ready Photo Contest. The contest is using baby animals — of any kind — to promote emergency preparedness. We'll add witty captions to the photos and use them to share messages about emergency preparedness with the world. Need some inspiration? Take a look at photos from past rounds of the Get Ready Photo Contest, featuring cats, dogs, babies and other animals. Read our FAQs  and official rules and regulations  for complete info. Contest entries are being accepted July 11 through Aug. 22, so get snapping!”

Get Ready Day, September 20, 2016
Not in the mood to enter the Get Ready Photo Contest but want more information regarding APHA’s Get Ready Campaign? Click here

APHA Annual Meeting and Expo: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health", October 29th - November 2nd – Advance Registration Deadline is September 15th
APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. This year the focus will be on health equity and ensuring the right to health


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