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140th Annual Meeting & Exposition
October 27-31, 2012

           Date: October 27-31, 2012
           Location: San Francisco, CA
           More Info: Click Here

Celebrating Community and Culture


           Date: October 30, 2012
           Time: Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner 7 p.m.
           Location: Mission Neighborhood Center
                              362 Capp Street
                              San Francisco, CA 94110
           Tickets: $40 regular, $20 student (2 drinks included)
                              available below and at the door.


Text4baby's New Public Service Announcements

"Belly to Belly"

"Baby Pictures"

Text4baby State Enrollment Contest
Join Text4baby for the Announcement of the Winners

Text4baby Contest

           Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
           Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EST)
           Location: Renaissance Hotel,
                           999 9th Street NW,
                           Washington, DC 20001
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Venus Gines is Interviewed by CNN on Breast Cancer
Screenings and Other Initiatives

Annual Latino Caucus Awards Program

     The Latino Caucus, in affiliation with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is proud to announce a call for nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated superior commitment and contribution toward improving the health status of the Latino community. The awards will be presented at the 38th Anniversary Annual Latino Caucus' Awards Dinner to be held during the APHA Annual Meeting Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.

     Making Nominations - Please complete the form below and attach a brief rationale as to why your nominee is suited for the particular award. You can email this nomination form and your written rationale via e-mail to
Pietro Aparicio at If you have any questions, please contact Pietro at 1-917-541-8663. Nominations must be received by midnight, October 3, 2011.

James Marks, Sr. VP at Robert Wood Johnson's Health Group
Starts Conversation on Vulnerability Scenarios

     Can we make future suffering among the vulnerable better given the right planning tools? James Marks, Senior Vice President and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson's Health Group thinks so. In his article titled "If Nostradamus Was a Philanthropist" on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, he writes:

     "What will matter most are things like jobs, schools, crime, food, housing, and energy. That has
     huge implications for health foundations, NGOs, and government agencies, all of which typically
     look for solutions within, not across, sectors."

     What do you think? To join the conversation view

Center for Disease Control Announces Flu App Challenge

     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the CDC Flu App Challenge to identify innovative and creative uses of technology to raise awareness of influenza and/or educate consumers on ways to prevent and treat the flu. Within the past few years, applications and technology have made it easier to communicate critical information on health subjects. In an effort to support a place where the public and government can solve problems together, the CDC has compiled a wealth of data that is now available to the software development community to utilize to generate innovative solutions to promote healthy flu prevention behavior.

     Participants can create new ways to utilize technologies for the following platforms:
         • the web
         • a personal computer
         • a mobile handheld device
         • any platform broadly accessible to the open Internet

Applications that best satisfy the competition criteria will receive cash prizes up to $15,000, and the opportunity to have their apps featured on the CDC website. For additional information, please view:

New Podcast: The Role of Community Health Workers
in Asthma Control

Learn by Listening to a New Podcast

Text4Baby Reaches One Year Old

     This month, text4baby is one year old and we are delighted by our success so far, but our goal is to reach one million moms by 2012 and we know we can do much more to engage Spanish-speaking moms and provide them with the information they need to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. You are critical to our success in reaching that goal. Thank you for your ongoing support!

     Giselle Plata, MPH
     Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, text4baby

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