If you like your summer reading to reaffirm the work you do building healthy communities, we’re here to help. Here’s your professional development reading assignment that's actually fun. Some are learner favorites from our courses and others just deserve attention. Read on for picks for the summer reading season, which we hope will inspire you to keep learning even when you’re on the beach.
Think you’re immune to stereotyping the people in your community? That you never notice a person’s skin color, what they’re wearing, what their gender is?
Then look at this cartoon and think about your reaction:
Diabetes affects more people today than ever before. In the US, 29.1 million people have diabetes, and that number is on the rise -- up four million from 2010. Alarmingly, more than 8 million of those people are untreated. They may not even know they have the disease.
Community members might generally know they need help controlling their disease, but they lack the knowledge and motivation to make it happen.
Timing is everything when it comes to breast cancer. Early screening and detection can save a life, and dealing with a diagnosis requires knowing what to expect and when. Susan G. Komen knows all this, and they also know that patient navigator training for breast cancer is the key to improving outcomes in detection and treatment.
Whether it’s hearing about outstanding programs that build healthy communities or free toolkits and downloads, it’s clear you have an appetite for improvement.
Thanks to all of you who participated in our survey, telling us what kinds of information you’d like to learn in the coming weeks, months and years. We’re thrilled with the feedback and suggestions that help identify the most pressing challenges you face, so we can create resources to help you learn and improve.
A big takeaway from the experience is that you all want more inspiration and resources that will help you build healthy communities—whether it’s for a team of community health workers going door to door or pushing for policy change in neighborhoods or encouraging healthy living in workplaces.
We’ll be responding to your suggestions in future articles (remember, suggestions are always welcome!) but in the meantime, we found a few all-star articles that correspond to your top responses in the poll. Read on to find out what these are and pick up tips you might have missed in the past.