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CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and complement other nursing home measures previously announced… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Websites

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New Resources for Families on Choose MyPlate

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

It’s back-to-school season and ChooseMyPlate.gov just launched new resources to help families eat better together. It’s also a great time for families to establish a new routine and work together toward a healthier lifestyle. Check them out here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/nmu3.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

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Precision Medicine Resources

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The new Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, puts a strong focus on precision medicine in the vision she describes for NLM. You can learn more about precision medicine and how NIH is already playing an important role in the Precision Medicine Initiative through a number of NLM… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Aug

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Violence Related Trauma Resources

Posted by on August 25th, 2016 0 comments

These Office of Minority Health’s resources for individuals, families and communities are meant to help communities support emotional well-being and recovery as a result of trauma. For minority communities when conditions are often compounded by social determinants of health, the effects of trauma can be amplified and suffered by the entire community. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hukz

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Healthy Native Youth

Posted by on August 25th, 2016 0 comments

Healthy Native Youth — a website produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston — uses culturally relevant health information to develop educational programs for Native Alaskan and American… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Rural Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

Posted by on August 25th, 2016 0 comments

This toolkit, from the Rural Health Information Hub, includes resources and best practice to help design a program to prevent and/or manage diabetes in rural areas at the community level. Several modules provide information on how to identify diabetes, design prevention programs that are sustainable, and collect data for assessment purposes. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ur0w  

Posted in: Rural

Aug

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Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have launched Brother, You’re on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men. This initiative has two major goals: Goal 1: To collaborate on efforts to educate Omega members, their families, and related communities on the… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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Brother, You're on My Mind Toolkit

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have launched Brother, You’re on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men. This initiative has two major goals: Goal 1: To collaborate on efforts to educate Omega members, their families, and related communities on the… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Featured Website from the August 2016 NIH News in Health GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery Want to know more about genes and how they work? Or learn about DNA forensics, biotechnology, and related careers? This educational website has up-to-date information, animations, games, interactive tutorials, and teacher resources designed for students and educators in grades 9 to 12.

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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Learn about Zika with Sesame Street in English and Spanish

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips. Elmo and Raya Learn About Zika – focuses on preventing mosquitoes from breeding (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya saben sobre el zika) Elmo and Raya Learn How To Prevent Mosquito Bites (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Public Health

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