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Sep

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Rural Health and Food Affordability

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

A recent article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled, National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis focused on contributors to food affordability across the rural/urban divide. One finding was that food affordability differed significantly between rural and urban communities with rural communities paying a higher percentage of their household income on food. For… Read More »

Posted in: General

Sep

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Community Allostatic Load

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

I report recently published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on allostatic load at the community level. In partnership with RAND, they investigated whether community allostatic load affects how the community responds to traumatic events. To access the report, which includes a description of a framework for allostatic load, visit the Robert Wood Johnson… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Sep

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Inside our Minds Webinar

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of November will feature guest speaker Alyssa Cypher, MPA from… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

Sep

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FDA Launches New Campaign to Warn Kids about the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA launched a new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. With its tagline, “Know the Real Cost… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Sep

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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Preparedness Guide for Disasters and Emergencies

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

With the hurricane season upon us, this nine-page guide from the AAFP will help you create plans for personal preparedness. Included in the guide are checklists, inventories, and a preparedness assessment. Topics include: creating a disaster, evacuation and communication’s plan, preparations for financial needs, such as making sure you have cash on hand, and recovering… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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How to be Smoke Free

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Cancer Institute has developed a website, SmokeFree.gov, full of free resources to help smokers  as they strategize to quit as well as those who are helping others as they work to become smoke free. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. At the top of the home web page,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior, Websites

Sep

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Support and Care for Transgender Children

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Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Sep

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Online Health Information Course

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Sep

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Engaging Community Health Workers to Enhance Health Equity

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease or to prevent and control diabetes. In addition to improving health and saving money, these interventions can be used to improve health and enhance health equity. The Centers for Disease Control has also issued resources and information on… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

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