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DeafHealth.org

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

DeafHealth.org provides health information in American Sign Language via videos. The site shares information about diseases, medical tests, and medications as well as where to find deaf-friendly doctors. The material on the site has been generated by a team of people, including the CDC, NIH, hospitals, and individuals. The site is free but does require… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

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TOXMAP adds Native Lands layer

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

“The TOXMAP beta now includes a Native Lands map layer that shows geographic areas of certain native populations, including American Indian Reservations and Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, and Hawaiian Home Lands…” Read the full announcement from the National Library of Medicine TOXMAP News, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3lkf. The announcement includes a link to guides on… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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New issue of MedlinePlus magazine

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine is now online. Topics include Zika virus, alcohol-medicines interactions, endmetriosis, oral health and aging, colorectal cancer, precision medicine, and age-related macular degeneration. To read the full issue, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uuyw

Posted in: Articles, General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

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Free Continuing Education from the AHRQ

Posted by on July 27th, 2016 0 comments

Did You Know? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a wide range of free continuing education on Improving Patient-Centered Care. This is part of AHRQ’s effort to produce research and evidence, along with tools and training materials, that help health care providers use current evidence in practice. The web-based continuing education is for… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Working in Rural Health

Posted by on July 27th, 2016 0 comments

Thinking of working in rural health, or recruiting others? This video from the Washington State Department of Health describes the benefits, from the point of view of healthcare providers. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/00gv

Posted in: Rural

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Building Environments for Active Living

Posted by on July 27th, 2016 0 comments

Having a place to exercise or play sports is an important part of healthy living. But many lack access to sidewalks and safe paths for running, walking or biking. The opportunities to play sports may not exist. The according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), zip codes can be more important to health than… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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New CMS Report Released on Medicare and Medicaid Savings

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report showing that investments made in program integrity activities – which include stamping out fraud and deterring and reducing other improper payments – pay off for taxpayers and beneficiaries.  From October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014 (Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and FY 2014), every dollar invested… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

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Health Literacy Tool Shed

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Health Literacy Tool Shed is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature. Users can search by language and context to measure health literacy. To search the database, please visit: http://bit.ly/2a2Ig0E

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

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New National Institute on Aging Facebook Page

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, then you’ll also appreciate the new Facebook page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). There you’ll find tips on exercise, nutrition, and caregiving, plus information on Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage other health issues that can be a part of growing older. Check it… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

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Health and Well-Being for All Meeting-in-a-box

Posted by on July 21st, 2016 0 comments Tags:

The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Public Health

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