Melissa S. Huber
This handbook was designed to be a self-guided complete tool to help a community (geographic or social) assess the flow of money. It is very extensive step-by-step how to guide. Melissa Huber who prepared this for us is still in the area and "may" be available if you had some interest in connecting with her to apply this with the Latino business community.
Kim Hekman, Sheryl Weir, Chris Fussman, and Sarah Lyon-Callo
This report presents estimates from the 2012 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (HBRFS), a statewide landline and cell phone survey of Hispanic residents in Michigan aged 18 years and older. It is the first report of state-specific, population-based estimates of the prevalence of various health behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices that focuses specifically on Hispanic adults in Michigan. The survey findings are used by public health agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and others to develop programs that promote the health of Hispanic adults in Michigan. A number of themes emerge from the findings of the 2012 HBRFS that have implications for public health: approximately 4 in 10 Hispanic adults in Michigan are obese; nearly 1 in 4 Hispanic adults in Michigan report no health care coverage; about 1 in 3 Hispanic adults in Michigan report worrying about having enough money to buy nutritious meals; over half of Hispanic adults in Michigan report being tested for HIV; approximately 1 in 5 Hispanic adults in Michigan report ever being told they had arthritis; approximately 15% of Hispanics in Michigan report ever being told they had diabetes; nearly 1 in 3 Hispanic adults in Michigan report being told they have a depressive disorder.
Planning and implementing an initiative to support the pathway to graduation for at-risk students
One-fourth of all ninth graders in the United States will not graduate from high school within four years, despite the fact that the 21st Century workplace requires more advanced knowledge and skills than ever before. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive strategy to keep teens in school and ensure that they graduate prepared for the future, AT&T awarded United Way Worldwide a contribution to start a new initiative – Family Engagement for High School Success (FEHS). This AT&T-supported initiative offered an invaluable opportunity to pioneer strategies for bringing families, school leaders, community partners, and students together to build a network of supports to keep students on the path to high school graduation, college or advanced training, and successful lives beyond.