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Apr

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites

Apr

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

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Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience. This research-based guide aims to help professionals create health websites and other digital health information tools that are easy for low-literacy users to access and understand. The guide is written for anyone involved in creating online health… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Apr

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NIHSeniorHealth brief tutorial videos

Posted by on April 24th, 2017 0 comments

Visit the Microlearning page from our own NNLM Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) for links to brief tutorials on NIHSeniorHealth, a site created specifically with Seniors in mind. The six tutorials are between one and three minutes long and provide helpful how-tos such as searching the site and using the toolkit for trainers.

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Apr

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Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies digital press kit

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The CDC has shared infographics, statistics, factsheets, and additional resources about Zika as part of a digital press kit, Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies. The resources include rates of virus occurrence, tips on prevention, and information for health providers.

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Apr

24

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Phone scam hits HHS OIG hotline

Posted by on April 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Be careful of any entity calling and asking for personal information. The HHS Blog Post, “Spoofing’s Not a Joke: Thousands Hit by Phone Scam“, shares details about the scam and tips and tricks on protecting privacy and being cybersecure. “The Jacksonville woman may not have sent money, but she was scammed into confirming and giving… Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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Get Ready for Tornado Season

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

In the April 18, 2017 NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Stacey Arnesen and Florence Chang from the NLM Specialized Information Services share tornado and disaster preparedness resources. They also highlight the role librarians have played during emergencies: information first responders.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

Apr

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Responding to sexual or domestic violence – resources for rural communities

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and many useful resources are being shared across websites and social media. Accessing services and resources can be especially difficult in rural communities. Here are a few resources that might help those who support survivors of sexual or domestic violence in rural places. Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

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Relatives as Parents Program grants

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Brookdale Foundation group requests proposals for the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Local and State Seed Grant Initiatives. The deadline for the submissions is Thursday, June 15, 2017. “The Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) aims to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

Apr

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2017 BHIC Questionnaire

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Please share your thoughts in the 2017 BHIC Questionnaire. This is Year One of our cooperative agreement; as such, providing your thoughts will help direct content on BHIC for the next few years. The questionnaire should only take about 3 minutes. Thanks! ~The BHIC Contributors

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