New data on the VASIS Dashboard!

Two data sources have been updated with new data on the VA Social Indicator Study Dashboard! Mental Health Services (DBHDS) Behavioral Health Services (DBHDS) Additionally, we have added National Guard data as a new data source to the dashboard. To access the dashboard, use this web link: https://vasisdashboard.omni.org/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=Home If you have data utilization or interpretation…

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December Newsletter: Aging and Elderly

Hi All, The December Health Equity Newsletter on aging & elderly populations and behavioral health is out. You can access it here, or follow this url: https://mailchi.mp/d5ff7557acf3/elderlyandaging As always, if you would like to be added to the monthly newsletter directly, email me at: glencora.gudger@dbhds.virginia.gov – Glencora

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Attendance Sign-in Sheets for Tracking Demographics

Attendance Sign-in Sheets for Tracking Demographics The OMNI TA Team has prepared two tools to help CSB’s collect demographics for PBPS data entry. These attendance or “sign-in sheets” are designed to facilitate the collection of demographic data for people attending smaller events, such as trainings, speaking engagements, or classes. The demographic information requested on the sheets corresponds…

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Surgeon General recommends tobacco retail licensing

I’m sure you’ve all heard the reports this week regarding the alarming increase in teen vaping.  Did you also see the recommendations from the Surgeon General to restrict youth access? From https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/surgeon-general-calls-all-hands-deck-fight-teen-vaping-n949301 “But cities, states and counties also need to do their part with laws and regulation, ‘including e-cigarettes in smoke-free indoor air policies, restricting young…

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2019 CADCA National Conference Scholarships

Greetings! This message is for the none PFS SPF CSBs! They have already received awards letters! Congratulations on being awarded $2200.00  for your partner coalition to become a Community Coalition of America (CADCA) member and for someone to attend the 2019 CADCA National Leadership Forum and SAMHSA Prevention Day to be held February 4-7, 2019…

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Important TA on Entering Cohort Demographics in PBPS

OMNI is taking this opportunity to share some important information regarding entering Block Grant/OPT-R cohort data in PBPS. This will be especially applicable to those who may be closing cohorts soon! For all cohorts, participant demographics should be entered only in the Plan Channel. Once entered in the Plan Channel, the demographics will carry over when…

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