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Interventions to Promote Health Equity

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Guide is a place to search for evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task force. This information can be helpful when designing community interventions because the guide discusses interventions that have worked for others and how well they have worked. There is also information about the cost of the approach, and any… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Nov

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How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on December 12, 2018 at 2:00 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 December will feature guest speaker Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D., L.D.N.,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Nov

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Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. The intention is to provide leaders in rural communities with a place to locate Federal resources that can help them to respond to… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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National Family History Day

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

Thanksgiving Day is also National Family History Day. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, spend some time talking to your loved ones about any health concerns that might be genetic or hereditary. Knowing your risks can help you make choices to lower that risk and create a healthier future for yourself and your family.

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Nov

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Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

It is important to keep our family and guests at holiday gatherings healthy and happy. To do this follow the food safety tips from the FDA for Consumers.  Remember to clean, separate (avoid cross-contamination), cook and chill.    

Posted in: General

Nov

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Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods Communities Affect Health

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

“You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy food. But did you know that where you live can affect your health, too?” This is from an article in the November issue of NIH News in Health.  Read about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, General

Nov

07

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Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments

One of the most important advances in treating serious mental illness in recent years is improving care for people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. It is known that early phases of mental illness can be identified, and then team-based coordinated specialty care treatment… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Nov

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National Diabetes Month: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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