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11975 Seaway Road
Suite B-233
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone 228-206-4177/206-4180
Fax 228-206-4178
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National Quality Strategy Will Promote Better Health, Quality Care for Americans
Created under the Affordable Care Act, first-ever strategy will guide local, state, and national efforts to improve quality of care.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (National Quality Strategy). The strategy was called for under the Affordable Care Act and is the first effort to create national aims and priorities to guide local, state, and national efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States.

Online Training: Teen Dating Violence Prevention 

It is important to begin to teach teens about safe and respectful relationships early - before they begin to date.

Teen dating violence is a growing public health issue. In a nationwide survey of students in grades 9-12, nearly one in 10 students reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the past 12 months.

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is a 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Liz Claiborne Inc., Dating Matters also will highlight the importance of promoting healthy relationships.

Dating Matters takes place in a virtual school setting, complete with navigation through school hallways and classrooms. A teacher's whiteboard presents information in a user-friendly way and provide navigation, help, and interactive resources for use throughout the course.

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Mission: Building community resiliency
    Celebrating Medical Providers Everyday Heroes 2014



Interfaith Partnerships,( formerly Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force) has provided a range of services for vulnerable residents since 1980. In the past we activated in the aftermath of a hurricane disaster, however with the widespread damage following hurricane Katrina the Board of Directors began to redefine its mission as “building community resiliency” through information, training and education. Over the next three years, our work will focus on Bridges out of Poverty and Preventive Healthcare. This year we are hosting our fourth annual Everyday Hero’s Ball. Each year we select a group of helping professionals who actively contribute to building community resiliency. 

    This year Interfaith Partnerships will celebrate five medical providers who have made an outstanding contribution to the community through initiatives in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties. These Everyday Heroes will be honored for their accomplishments during our annual Everyday Heroes’ Ball on November 8th at the Great Southern Club.
We are asking you to nominate a medical provider (physicians, mid-level providers, dentists, optometrists, etc.) who has exhibited significant involvement through connecting people to health care, educating residents about preventive care and/or empowering residents to assume responsibility for their healthcare. In short, we want to acknowledge those providers who have actively worked to build and sustain the long-term health of the coastal community. 

    Please forward a resume and letter supporting their candidacy. The letter should highlight endeavors that reflect their commitment to service in the community. We have invited a distinguished panel of judges to determine the five people that we will honor as the 2014 Everyday Heroes. 

    Attached is a questionnaire that you may use to guide the selection of your nominee. Please submit your nomination by August 31st to Interfaith Partnerships- pguider@msidtf.org or mail to 11975 Seaway Road, Suite 233, Gulfport, Ms. 39503

    Please contact Patti Guider or Alice Graham for additional information- 228-206-4177.

Sincerely, 
Rev. Alice M. Graham, PhD
Executive Director


 Deadline Sunday, August 31, 2014 
To nominate your Everyday Hero!!!!