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Nurses and Enhanced Health Information Literacy

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The American Academy of Nursing released its policy brief urging nurses to have an increased role in enhancing health literacy for patient populations. The Academy recommends three areas of concentration to reduce health literacy disparities, and to increase empowerment of patients: practice (communications between provider and patient to increase the patient’s health literacy, including using… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Mar

28

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IHS Indian Children’s Program website

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health Indian Children’s Program provides education, training, and consultation on issues affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth via IHS’s Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE). These services are available to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) providers. If you have a challenging pediatric case, you can also receive… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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National Minority Health Month – Partnering for Health Equity

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

April is National Minority Health Month.The theme for 2018 is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate impactful… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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2017 Health Equity Report

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The 2017 Health Equity Report is a resource from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Health Equity (OHE). This report describes the HRSA’s efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting equity. The report it comprehensive, with chapters covering the social determinants of… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

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Public Health Research Collaboration

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The paper, The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Academic Health Department Research Agenda: Comparison with WPHRN Priority Research Questions was developed by the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) and describes overlap between research questions from the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Academic Health Department (AHD) Research… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Mar

26

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Webinar: Health Information in Many Languages

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on March 28 at 3:00 pm EST for the webinar HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages. This session, organized by NNLM- South Central Region will discuss the National Library of Medicine resource, HealthReach. This resource offers health information in a variety of languages for those who work… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Webinars

Mar

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New Online Tool: Find a Partnership

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Practical Playbook website is a free online resource for those working to build or embrace collaborations between public health and primary care, including practical how-to tools and references as well as examples of how others have worked together successfully. Their latest tool, Find a Partner, is a curated online database of multi-sector partnerships dedicated to… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Mar

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An Ecosystem of Health Disparities and Minority Health Resources

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities makes available the HDPulse Data Portal. The objective of the Data Portal is to provide an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts. The target audiences are health planners,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News

Mar

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Rural Food Access Toolkit

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) makes available a new toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States. Created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, this toolkit is designed to guide users through creating a sustainable program… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural

Mar

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Staying Healthy curricula

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

Staying Healthy, an award-winning curriculum that is used throughout the United States. It is written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for low intermediate level ESOL learners and above. The newly-released Staying Healthy for Beginners is written at a lower reading level, making it more accessible to learners at the high beginning level. Both curricula… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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