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Libraries Connecting the Community to Health

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Health Happens in Libraries, a OCLC WebJunction program, highlights community health initiatives in public libraries. Two of the most recent post include: “Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project” Webinar: June 9, 2016, 3 to 4 PM Eastern For a description and registration, visit http://bit.ly/1XcDtQo “Gamifying and Growing a Community Health… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Library

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EPA Community-Based Water Resiliency Tool

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

The Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) Tool (version 2.0) is an easy way to find out how prepared your community is to handle emergencies that impact your water systems and learn about tools and resources that can be used to build resilience. The self-assessment in the tool is for: drinking water and wastewater utilities state primacy agencies, hospitals public… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

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HealthReach Webinar

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Date: June 9, 2016 Time: Noon to 1 PM Eastern Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned…. Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

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Email notifications for WordPress subscribers

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments

Our email notifications are working again for WordPress Subscribers. You should receive this notice along with the 9 posts from this week that were not previously emailed to the WordPress Subscribers. From here on, everyday we post, you may get 1 email with multiple posts instead of separate emails. Contact AnnetteParde-Maass@creighton.edu if you are not receiving these… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Farmers Markets Directory

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your… Read More »

Posted in: General, Regional Information, Rural, Websites

May

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New Stock Photo Site Focused on Health Launched

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

Picture Public Health is a newly launched stock photo marketplace, focused specifically on health. The site’s goal is to make it easier for public health professionals to find authentic, relatable stock photos that model healthy behaviors while also challenging stereotypes. Right now, they’re working with photographers and agencies to build their library of photos. If you know… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

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Free Consumer Health Information from the Office of Minority Health

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016

Posted by on May 26th, 2016 0 comments

This year, during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week http://1.usa.gov/1TDuTJc, the CDC is encouraging swimmers to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick or hurt while enjoying the pool, hot tub/spa, or water playground . Learn more about how to stay healthy while swimming or playing in the water, visit CDC’s Healthy Swimming Websites… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

Posted by on May 26th, 2016 0 comments

A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

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New Podcast on Informed Consent from Joint Commission

Posted by on May 26th, 2016 0 comments

The Joint Commission an independent, not-for-profit organization, who accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States has released a new podcast on informed consent for the consumer. Informed consent is an important component of establishing quality, patient-centered health care. Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, patient safety officer and medical director… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

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