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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the AHRQ.  Access state information for state statistics on opioid-related hospital care using an interactive map of the United States. Also included are hospitalization trends for 2009-2014.

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Public Health Emergency: Hurricane Harvey 2017

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Public Health Emergency (PHE) website. PHE is the  public health and medical emergency support for a nation prepared. This site has topics such as food and water safety , cleaning-up from the storm, resources for professionals and the latest information from the HHS. This site will give you the latest and up-to-date information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

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AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) In  support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

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Healthcare Ready Disaster-Response Tools

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Healthcare Ready has two pharmacy-related tools to help the public in preparing for and responding to disasters. RxOpen displays locations of pharmacies and whether their statuses are open, closed, or unknown. Rx on the Run is a template you can use to create a wallet card to document prescriptions and other medical information so you… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Websites

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Disaster resources from NLM and SAMHSA

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources for emergency and disaster preparedness and response: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe NNLM Webinar September 21, 2017 at 11am CT Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Includes resources specific to many types of populations such as… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Aug

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ASPR Hurricane and Disaster Resources

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

ASPR has developed multiple resources to help guide disaster preparedness and response. These resources are available via the ASPR TRACIE homepage. Hurricane Harvey 2017 Mental & Behavioral Health Staying Safe after the Storm Cleaning up from the Storm Resources for Professionals and many others… Hurricane Resources at Your Fingertips (ASPR TRACIE) Lessons Learned by Profession/Facilities… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Aug

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Getty Images: Diversity Pictures and Images

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When working and engaging with diverse communities, it’s important to use images and pictures that reflect that diversity. Getty Images wants the changing world to be reflected in your communications and touts that depicting diversity is one of their biggest priorities. Explore what’s available here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/cfl4

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Uncategorized, Websites

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National Center for Education Statistics – International Data Explorer

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,… Read More »

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

Aug

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new set of guidelines for the screening and management of high blood pressure in children and adults this month. An estimated 3.5% of all children and adolescents have high blood pressure, which often goes undetected and therefore untreated, according to the AAP. Included in the new guidelines… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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