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Jun

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Greater Good in Action

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Greater Good in Action provides science-based practices for a meaningful life. The site provides activities or practices for developing personal well-being. Activities are easy to browse by topic, such as “empathy,” “kindness,” and “resilience to stress.” Each activity provides the steps for “how to do it” and the research behind the activity or, “why to… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Websites

Jun

04

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A to Z Interventions and Strategies for HIV

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an A to Z list of interventions and strategies for responding to HIV. Each intervention or strategy on the list links to additional information, and icons beside each intervention or strategy name indicate if the intervention is used to diagnose, treat prevent, and/ or respond to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS

Jun

04

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Webinar: Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Public Health Association is hosting a four-part webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. The presenters will highlight… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

May

07

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Social Media Posts on Mental Health from NIMH

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an important opportunity to share information about mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides education and awareness resources, including images and messages to share on social media. Topics for these ready-made social media posts include Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Coping with… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Mental Health

May

07

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Addictionary: a Glossary of Substance Use Disorder Terminology

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Addictionary is a glossary of substance use disorder terminology, created by the Recovery Research Institute. The glossary encourages using person-first language to destigmatize substance use disorders. Common terms that reinforce stigmas are labeled with a “stigma alert” in the glossary, and an alternate term is provided. Additional resources about reducing stigma are provided throughout…. Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

May

07

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Webinar: Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage wellness, movement & creativity

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Are you interested in virtual storytimes, dance parties, and other wellness activities for ages 0-6? This webinar, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region, will offer tips & tricks for presenting digitally, partnering with community organizations, and igniting kid’s imagination with wellness-themed programs. Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars

Apr

02

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Participate in the Virtual #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) #citeNLM campaign is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, National Library of Medicine News

Apr

02

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EthnoMed Updated

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

EthnoMed provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees. EthnoMed has been a trusted source for many years and the website was recently redesigned and updated. The new site is visually engaging and allows users to easily filter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Apr

02

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Webinar: Strategies and Resources to Maintain Sobriety During COVID-19

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The coronavirus epidemic and the stay-at-home safety measures create additional challenges that can have an effect on an individual’s ability to maintain sobriety. This webinar, presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and several behavioral health and addiction support professionals, will share strategies, insight and practical ideas for accessing virtual resources, locating the… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Mar

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Healthy Eating Plate, Available in 32 Languages

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Remember: When planning meals, include vegetables and aim for color and variety. Potatoes don’t count as vegetables because of their negative impact on blood sugar. This tips is provided by the Healthy Eating Plate. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a guide for creating healthy, balanced… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual

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