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AHRQ Finds Limited Use of Health Literacy Techniques Among Clinicians

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Anew AHRQ study found that most adults did not report always receiving health literacy universal precautions. The study, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices, published in Health Literacy Research and Practice, analyzed data from AHRQ’s Medical… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Nov

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Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

News Release from NIH Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health

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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Nov

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Holiday Bakers Beware

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA Consumer Health Information Before you eat that raw cookie dough read this. Raw dough can make you sick. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. According to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Nov

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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine between December 11 and December 31 to learn to locate data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health will discuss the use of MedlinePlus, PubMed and HSRProj for public health professionals and librarians. This course will be… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county rankings measure a variety of health related factors on an annual basis. Examples of these factors include high school graduation rates, air quality and obesity. The Roadmaps provide guidance… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information, Webinars

Nov

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Report Card on Walkable Communities

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) is a coalition of organizations working together to provide an evidence-based plan to guide efforts that promote physical activity in the United States. NPAPA recently released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States: The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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Pathways to Health Equity

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

The National National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published an interactive report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Portions of the report include an overview of the report, a clickable conceptual model of the context of structural inequalities, and ideas on how to promote health equality in… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

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Self-paced course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

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

The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has developed a self-paced, online course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device. This one hour course features key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals may want to install on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. It describes… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

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Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Recording

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the Rural Health Information Hub for a recording of the November 2nd webinar “Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment” on the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit, “designed to help rural communities plan, implement, and sustain rural HIV/AIDS programs”. The webinar includes examples of successful programs and lessons learned.

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Rural, Webinars

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