Archive | July, 2015

HIGHLIGHTED NEWS: FDA Proposes “daily value for added sugars” on Nutrition Facts labels.

27 Jul


IMPORTANT NEWS! FDA Proposes “daily value for added sugars” on Nutrition Facts labels. This means 1.The percent daily value for added sugars would be on the Nutrition Facts label, and 2. The amount of sugar would be shown in teaspoons (not just grams). The science-based proposal is now subject to a 75-day comment period.

If you too believe this is important, I recommend you contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to let them know you support it!…/Newsr…/PressAnnouncements/UCM455837.htm

The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation: A four part webinar series

16 Jul

Naming and Addressing Racism:
A Primer

July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

This kick-off webinar featuring APHA’s executive director, president and president-elect will take a look at some of the nation’s leading health inequities. APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika will discuss how racism is one of the most challenging tools of social stratification we face when trying to improve the health of the public. She also will reflect on the evidence and research needs related to how racism limits our ability to make America the healthiest nation. APHA President-Elect Camara Jones will tell the Gardener’s Tale and present a framework for understanding racism on three levels. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation. Register now!

Upcoming webinars in this series:
Community Violence Well-Being
August 4, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: Delaware bans e-cigarettes and vape pens

8 Jul

ecigThe new law, which will take effect in 90 days, extends Delaware’s indoor smoking ban to include electronic smoking devices, which are defined as: “any product containing or delivering nicotine or any other similar substance intended for human consumption that can be used by a person to simulate smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the product”. Getting the legislation passed was a bipartisan effort and endorsed by the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Nemours, the state Division of Public Health and the Delaware Restaurant Association.