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Webinar on Improving Health Outcomes through Inclusion and Participation

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

Improving Health Outcomes through Inclusion and Participation Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm ET Register at http://bit.ly/29YWijS Join Health People 2020 for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2  topic areas: Disability and Health Health Related Quality of Life and Well-Being The webinar will also feature the Montana Disability and Health Program – a community-based… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jul

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Violence Related Trauma Resources

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

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) of the US Department of Health Human Services has a list of resources to help individuals, families, and communities support emotional well-being and recovery after experiencing  violence-related trauma, http://bit.ly/2adVMU9

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jul

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Extreme Heat and Your Health

Posted by on July 20th, 2016 0 comments

With temperatures climbing to above 90 degrees in many areas of the U.S. it is important to take precautions to protect yourself. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable. This web site will provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations assisting in outreach to  vulnerable populations.  To learn… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Jul

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American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations to Include Males

Posted by on July 20th, 2016 0 comments

In a new report, the American Cancer Society recommends that 11- and 12-year-old girls as well as boys should be vaccinated to guard against cancers associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV). “HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of cancers and hundreds of thousands of pre-cancers each year,” said Debbie Saslow,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Jul

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U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry: Tribal Healthcare Providers: How to Contribute

Posted by on July 20th, 2016 0 comments

From the CDC This two-page document provides information about how tribal healthcare providers can contribute to the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, which collects information about pregnancy and infant outcomes among pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection and their infants. It discusses how to participate in the registry, who is included in the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jul

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INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control: “The World Health Organization (WHO) along with the Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Together for Girls, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the Global… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jul

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Protecting kids from Zika

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books. Zika – Parents: http://bit.ly/2a6stji  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people a year visit the emergency department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, but poisoning can be prevented. Resources to learn more include: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention (CDC): http://bit.ly/2ab3kql Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (MedlinePlus): http://bit.ly/29QhRWa

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

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Diversity in Clinical Trials Toolkit

Posted by on July 13th, 2016 0 comments

Diversity in clinical trials is an important issue, as minorities sometimes respond differently to medical products. Race and ethnicity could affect the dose a person needs, or something even more serious. But racial and ethnic minorities are not well represented in clinical trials, and that means health disparities may continue to exist. The U.S. Food… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Using Systematic Review in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Posted by on July 13th, 2016 0 comments

This free webinar on July 25 from the National Institutes of Health “Mind the Gap” Series discusses the opportunities and challenges of using systematic reviews to summarize knowledge about “what works” in disease prevention and health promotion: http://bit.ly/29zd5JR. Learn how systematic reviews are being used globally to implement, plan and derive recommendation for comparative effectiveness research.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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