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Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind

Posted by on August 27th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar will take place on September 12, 2018 at 2pm EST and will feature speakers Bruce Weber of Oregon State University and Ann Tickamyer of Pennsylvania State University. These speakers will discuss progress in America related to reducing poverty in rural areas. This will include what we have learned about rural poverty and what… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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CDC’s Transforming Health Page

Posted by on August 27th, 2018 0 comments

The Transforming Health: Patient-Centered HIV Prevention and Care website is a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The focus of this site is to aid in the reduction of new HIV infections and improve the health of transgender individuals living with HIV. The site contains information for clinicians, care teams and… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

A collaborative project between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created a new website: Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care. The majority of patients taking opioids for chronic pain are managed by primary care… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Higher racial and ethnic disparities persist among communities of color. Black and Latino youths have substantially higher rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Nearly one-fifth of the adult U.S. population is estimated to have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health, yet serious challenges exist in providing needed behavioral health care services to the population, and mental health disparities persist among minority and vulnerable populations. The University of Michigan’s Behavioral Health Workforce Research… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

Aug

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“Your Best Shot”

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

Aug

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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Health Statistics on the Web

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET for the class Health Statistics on the Web. Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

Posted in: General

Aug

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Neighborhood Navigator to address Social Determinants of Health

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

The EveryONE project is an initiative from the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care physicians learn about and address the social determinants of health (SDOH). The Neighborhood Navigator is an output of this project. The navigator allows a user to search for services available in their zip code that will help… Read More »

Posted in: General

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