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Jan

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Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape webcast

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

On March 13 at 8am ET, the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math will meet to discuss health literacy needs of older adults. The workshop will focus on the changing needs of health literacy that arise from chronic disease and medication management, cognitive and functional declines, and other… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior, Webinars

Jan

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Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

Take CDC’s Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) for safer well water through stronger public health programs. SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Culture of Health Opportunities from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Cultural of Health Leaders Deadline: February 21, 2018 “Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. Our leaders’ innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier… Read More »

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

Jan

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Easier Access to Medical Records on your iPhone

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Apple has recently added a medical records section to its existing health app. This enables the user to store all of their medical information in one place that is always accessible at their fingertips. The new feature also enables participating providers to update the patient with new information. Instead of having multiple apps, portals or… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Electronic Health Records

Jan

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Increasing Senior Resilience Toolkit

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Senior

Jan

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What is a Community Living Room?

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

For immigrants coming to this country with little money, living conditions cannot always be called “family friendly”. For many this may consist of an entire family living in one room, not what we would traditionally call a home. For many people in this situation, the local YMCA in San Francisco is helping build a sense… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Inner City, Low Income

Jan

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Farm Town Strong

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America. Farmers report that it is easy for someone in their community to access a large amount opioids, while access to treatment and services is not so easy. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union have… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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Safe Transitions for High Risk Patients

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): “Transitions of care among ambulatory sites are vulnerable to patient safety gaps. Patients who transition from one ambulatory care facility clinician to another are especially vulnerable to patient safety errors. This is due, in part, to a lack of effective communication and patient engagement in shared… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

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What rural schools can do to help address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

This topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub has been updated with a new FAQ on what rural schools can do to help address Adverse Childhood Experiences in their students. Rural schools play an important role in the health of students and the community. The guide give ideas for health-related activities schools can engage… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Rural

Jan

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Funding Opportunities to Support Health Initiatives

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Voices for Healthy Kids is partnership between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative has a focus on helping all children grow up at a healthy weight. The focus of the grant opportunities is on public policy that will impact healthy weight and healthy living among children. Voices for Healthy… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

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