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American Public Health Association (APHA) Fact Sheet: Creating the Healthiest Nation Water and Health Equity

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Water and Health Equity” (PDF) is the latest release in APHA’s series of fact sheets on health equity. Previously released fact sheets explore advancing health equity, promoting environmental justice and assuring health and educational equity. All the fact sheets in the series describe why health equity is central to creating the… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

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Webinar: Connecting with Underserved and Understudied Populations Through Research

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Although clinicians and researchers may struggle with defining underserved and understudied populations, it is clear that certain groups of patients, especially in rural communities, bring unique experiences to patients, clinicians, and researchers alike. The presenters will address strategies in better understanding three groups – patients from the homeless community, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Amish…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Nov

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We R Native: a health resource for Native youth, by Native youth

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We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. The site provides articles, blogs, videos, and social support on topics related… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, Health Information, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Oct

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Hiking Safety Tips from the National Park Service

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Fall is a great time to go hiking! Whether you’re headed to a National Park or a local trail, it’s important to be prepared for your hike. The National Park Service’s Hike Smart guide provides tips for preparing for a hike and staying safe on the trail. The guide includes information about knowing your physical… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Oct

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Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), with funding from the Government of Canada, created the “Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals.” The toolkit provides eight modules and factsheets about climate change, including; “Global Health Impacts of Climate Change,” “Climate Change Solutions with Immediate Health Benefits,” “Taking Action on Climate Change at Health… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Oct

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“The Vape Talk”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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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