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Summer Contest for Native Youth

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

We R Native promotes culture playing an important role in maintaining and improving the health of native communities. Summer is a great time to connect. Encourage youth you know to get involved in cultural activities and share their experience by entering this month’s We R Native contest. This month’s contest asks American Indian and Alaska… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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New Health Disparities Data Widget

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

Healthy People 2020 has announced a new health disparities data widget. The widget can be embedded on your website to give people easy access to the latest available health disparities data. The data is related to the Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Leading Health Indicator which represent issue that can dramatically reduce the leading… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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The Bond Between Homeless People and Their Pets

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

My Dog is My Home is a multimedia project highlighting the importance of homeless people’s relationship with their pets. Researchers focused on the relationships between humans and animals, what those relationships demonstrated and what solutions might address the needs of both. The project provides video interviews to tell individual stories, and provides understanding of the… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income

Jun

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NIH Grants – How to Apply Video Tutorials

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

New to the NIH grant process? Ever wish someone would explain and walk you through applying for NIH grants step by step? If so, the new page from NIH Office of Extramural Research may be just for you. Linked from the How to Apply page, you will find four new interactive tutorials on the basics… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

Jun

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

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Rural Health Opioid Program

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities. The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

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Creating Engaging Health Care App Design

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

Human-centered design is particularly important when designing health care apps. This article discusses the process of designing successful and engaging products, including understanding the problem designers are seeking to address, and designing from “multiple points of view, and in the context of the chaos and complexity of everyday life.” To learn more, please see: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/5lcy

Posted in: Articles, General

Jun

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

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

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

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

Jun

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Opioid Epidemic Swamps Hospitals – Latest Data

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

The opioid epidemic swamped hospitals with 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year, according to data released from the AHRQ. The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

Jun

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Get Naloxone Now

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

This web site provides information on how to respond to an overdose. Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Get Naloxone Now advocates for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose.  An  individual,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library

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