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Feb

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Rural Mortality and Preventable Deaths – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series webinar

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 8:00am Pacific, 9:00am Mountain, 10:00am Central, 11:00am Eastern Duration: approximately 90 minutes Register: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ztay This webinar will feature the lead authors of the rural health series CDC MMWR report and companion commentary, who will address the research findings and recommendations for reducing potentially preventable deaths. Also featured will be a program… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Webinars

Feb

27

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The Roundtable on Health Literacy’s Workshop on Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

March 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM Pacific Online at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dpgg or in-person at East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA This is a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Feb

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The Roundtable on Health Literacy's Workshop on Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

March 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM Pacific Online at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dpgg or in-person at East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA This is a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Feb

27

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Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Due April 4 2017 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

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Informed Consent Training Available for Health Professionals and Leaders

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Many individuals do not understand the benefits, harms, and risks of treatment, even after signing a consent form. This raises patient safety and liability concerns, and runs counter to person-centered care. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has developed two interactive training modules that teach clear, comprehensive, engaging communication strategies that hospitals and clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

Feb

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Communicating About Food in Culturally Sensitive Ways

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »

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

Feb

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Protect Yourself from Health Scams

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institute on Aging has information on protecting yourself from health scams, particularly for older adults as they are often targeted. Today, there are more ways than ever to sell untested products—online, TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers are just a few examples. Actors portray doctors and patients on infomercials. You might even get an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Senior

Feb

22

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Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review Infographics

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The National Center for Health Statistics has created a new report and infographics to show the progress in meeting the objectives of Healthy People 2020 and an assessment of health disparities. Chapters are organized by topic and are individually downloadable: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g1c9 Interactive infographics are also available to show progress and work needed: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pdqx

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Feb

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in Spanish

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has translated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit into Spanish. The toolkit Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more and download the free toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gwnz

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Feb

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New CDC Series on Rural Health Topics

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Throughout 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will highlight rural healthcare issues in a special series of the  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Covered so far are the leading causes of death in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and health-related behaviors classified by county. Upcoming topics may include chronic diseases, healthy behaviors, reproductive health,… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

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