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National Survey of Children’s Health 2017 Data

Posted by on October 22nd, 2018 0 comments

In early October, the The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health data. This is a voluntary survey, carried out by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The 2017 data contains information from over 21,000 households about the health status of children across the nation and their health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Oct

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Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care

Posted by on October 22nd, 2018 0 comments

A recent newsletter article from The Commonwealth Fund’s quarterly newsletter, Transforming Care, focused on health care disparities. This article, titled, In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism, provides examples of health systems that are attempting to address implicit bias and structural racism at their organizations.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin?

Posted by on October 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST for the class Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. This class will… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Oct

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Food Safety for Young Adults

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

As our children grow up and leave for college or employment they are taking steps to becoming independent including how to grocery shop, eat healthy, and keep food safe.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information specifically for young adults regarding food safety. Food safety tips sheets provide bite-sized information in both English and… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Oct

09

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

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Older Adults and Research

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their family caregivers, including underrepresented populations, to consider participating in research.  Organizations can join this project and collaborate with… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Senior

Oct

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999. Health Literacy Month is now brought to you in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA). The theme for… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Oct

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CDC Prevention Research Centers Highlight Health Equity Projects

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

Each year the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showcases research projects in brief videos that focus on health equity. In 2018, seven CDC Prevention Research Centers, that are members of AAMC, developed videos to demonstrate how research can contribute to narrowing gaps in health and health care. The seven videos describe innovative, community-partnered research projects… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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All of Us Research Program Welcomes the Asian Health Coalition

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program welcomes the Asian Health Coalition as its newest community engagement partner. In this role, the group will raise awareness about the program and the opportunity for diverse communities to participate in precision medicine research. The Asian Health Coalition is a Chicago-based organization that works to improve the health and… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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