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Registration is Now Open! Climate and Health Summit 2014

Invitation to attend the Climate and Health Summit 2014

December 6th 2014  |  Swissotel, Lima, Peru

The Global Climate and Health Alliance, of which HCWH is a founding member, invites you to the 2014 Climate and Health Summit.

The Summit will take place alongside COP-20 in central Lima this December. It will be an occasion to showcase success stories, and coordinate action across all sectors to protect human health from the impacts of climate change. There will be a line-up of highly engaging speakers, including experts from the World Bank, World Health Organization, and local public health groups at the front line of climate program implementation. The Summit will highlight that addressing climate change presents an opportunity to invest in a cleaner, healthier, more equitable world.

Register now! Attendance is free, but spaces are limited. More information is available at the Climate and Health Summit 2014 website.


October 31, 2014Global

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Australia | Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank


The Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank, hosted annually by HCWH's Strategic Partner, the Climate and Health AllianceGlobal Green and Healthy Hospitals' Founding Member, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, was held on Tuesday 14 October, at Mater Hospital in South Brisbane (Australia).

The think tank provided an opportunity for those working in the health sector to hear firsthand case studies of change, talk to experts, hear about opportunities for collaboration, and contribute to a discussion about how to work together to accelerate progress within the health sector towards sustainable healthcare and hospital practices.

This event also counted with a presentation from Nick Thorp, Global Community Manager of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network to learn about GGHH Connect, an innovative platform that is enabling health and sustainability professionals to connect with one another around the world.


Source and documents obtained from: Australlian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

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October 14, 2014Global

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Diabetes Health: Diabetes and the Thyroid Gland Crossword Puzzle Solution #22

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email [email protected] In the subject area write "add me to your weekly word puzzle list." If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to [email protected] and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write, "create my special puzzle". We can all have fun posting and solving your crossword puzzle.

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New Research Shows Minorities With Diabetes Report A Better Quality Of Life But More Distress Than Whites

Enjoying Life Brenda Neugent | Sep 24, 2014 According to analysis from the Novo Nordisk DAWN2 study, a global study to address the unmet needs of those with diabetes, minority populations in the United States have a more positive outlook when it comes to their diabetes than whites, but report more distress related to their disease, which could lead to negative outcomes. The DAWN2 (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2) study is a follow-up to a 2001 study, and found that in the United States, minorities including African Americans, Chinese Americans and Hispanics reported having a more positive psychological well-being, a better quality of life and felt more empowered regarding their diabetes diagnosis compared to whites. Still, minorities reported higher levels of diabetes distress and felt more burdened by the dietary restrictions, blood sugar monitoring and perceived discrimination related to their diabetes than whites. “Despite the fact that minority populations are at increased risk for diabetes-related physical health problems and complications, minority groups in this study reported better quality of life and increased empowerment compared with non-Hispanic whites, but they struggle with diabetes distress,” said Mark Peyrot, Professor and Chair of Sociology at Maryland’s Loyola University and principal investigator of the DAWN2 study. “It is important that diabetes care teams be aware of the differences among the diverse populations living with the disease in the United States in order to tailor their approaches to improve the psychological well-being of people with diabetes.” DAWN2 is the largest global study to explore the unmet needs of those with diabetes, and includes participants from 17 countries across four continents. The aim of the project is to determine what needs of those with diabetes are going unmet, to establish a more global health policy regarding diabetes and its treatment and to encourage patient involvement in their own diabetes care and management. “The psychological impact and burden of diabetes on people living with the disease, especially minority groups, is not fully recognized,” said Todd Hobbs, US Chief Medical Officer for Novo Nordisk Inc. “We continue to learn from the DAWN2™ study and hope that these insights will bring light to many important issues facing the diabetes community.” The new, U.S.-based research appeared in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion. Click Here To View Or Post Comments Categories: Autoimmune Condition, american, American’s, Diabetes, Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Magazine, minorities, new study, research report, Type 2, type 2 diabetes, white

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