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Call for Applications – 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Hello Region III Let’s Move Cities, Towns and Counties Partners,

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.
Total Awards – Up to 10 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning communities will be honored in 2015 and each will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
Key Dates – September 17, 2014 (3 p.m. ET), Phase I Applications (for all applicant communities) due.
More info at: http://rwjf.ws/1lcFALi
Joshua P. Prasad, MPH
ORISE Fellow
Advisor for Let’s Move: Cities Towns and Counties and
The Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region III, Philadelphia, PA

Call With U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez – 7.23.14 at 4pm

Please Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for a Special Conference Call with DOL Stakeholders

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Overview and Implementation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

Toll Free: 877-917-8928  Passcode: WIOA

REGISTER @ http://webapps.dol.gov/DOLEvents/Event/View/326/  

Please join U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Portia Wu, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education for a conference call on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Congress just passed the bipartisan WIOA bill by a vote of 95-3 in the Senate and 415-6 in the House. President Obama will soon sign the bill into law, and the Departments of Labor and Education will commence implementation.

The purpose of this call is to provide a broad overview of the legislation, key dates for implementation, and useful information on resources and materials for partners and stakeholders.


PLEASE REGISTER BY Monday, July 21 to allow for enough phone lines

Register at: http://webapps.dol.gov/DOLEvents/Event/View/326/

The dial-in number is: 877-917-8928
Passcode: WIOA

Stephanie Mash on Unemployment Rates

The current national rate of unemployment is 6.3%, but the rate is much higher for black and Hispanic Americans. Stephanie Mash of the African American Mayors Association discusses an initiative aimed at putting young men of color on the path to success.