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Nov

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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

26

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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

26

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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

Oct

22

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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

22

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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

22

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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

Sep

24

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Rural Health and Food Affordability

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

A recent article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled, National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis focused on contributors to food affordability across the rural/urban divide. One finding was that food affordability differed significantly between rural and urban communities with rural communities paying a higher percentage of their household income on food. For… Read More »

Posted in: General

Sep

24

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Community Allostatic Load

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

I report recently published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on allostatic load at the community level. In partnership with RAND, they investigated whether community allostatic load affects how the community responds to traumatic events. To access the report, which includes a description of a framework for allostatic load, visit the Robert Wood Johnson… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Sep

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Inside our Minds Webinar

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 16, 2018 at 3:00 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 November will feature guest speaker Alyssa Cypher, MPA from… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

Aug

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Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind

Posted by on August 27th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar will take place on September 12, 2018 at 2pm EST and will feature speakers Bruce Weber of Oregon State University and Ann Tickamyer of Pennsylvania State University. These speakers will discuss progress in America related to reducing poverty in rural areas. This will include what we have learned about rural poverty and what… Read More »

Posted in: General

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