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Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Low Income

Sep

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Counting a Diverse Nation

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

PolicyLink and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered to provide the report, “Counting a Diverse Nation: Disaggregating Data on Race and Ethnicity to Advance a Culture of Health”. This report discusses current and recommended methods for collecting and analyzing data about race and ethnicity, particularly for under-reported minorities such as Asians/Pacific Islanders and AI/AN, as well… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Postpartum Depression webinar

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The HHS Partnership Center’s “Postpartum Depression: Help, Hope, and Healing” webinar is squarely at the intersection of women’s health and mental health. With up to 13 percent of mothers nationwide experiencing the effects of postpartum depression, this webinar seeks to offer help, hope, and pathways to healing for women. It will also include helpful information… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

Sep

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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Posted by on September 6th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

5 class offerings! This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library

Sep

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West Nile Virus: Resources for Prevention

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

West Nile Virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. Cases of West Nile virus have recently been reported in the continental US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports “the most effective way to prevent infection from West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the… Read More »

Posted in: General

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College Drinking: Changing the Culture

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 58.0 percent of full-time college students ages 18–22 drank alcohol in the past month, compared with 48.2 percent of other persons of the same age (College Drinking, Prevalence). The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the NIH has long been recognized… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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National American Indian/ Alaska Native Hope for Life Day

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

September 10th is National American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN) Hope for Life Day, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s AI/AN Task Force has developed a community toolkit with resources for reducing suicide in AI/AN communities. The Hope for Life Day Toolkit will help community organizers take specific… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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