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HIV Care Continuum Manuals

Posted by on January 8th, 2018 0 comments

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed four manuals to help HIV focused organizations implement evidence based interventions. These manuals focus on specific populations and highlight strategies such as cross-agency coordination. The manual Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to Community HIV Primary Care, can be used by clinics, health departments, and jails to… Read More »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS

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Opioid Resources and Events in January 2018

Posted by on January 8th, 2018 0 comments

A recent article from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) described State Opioid Response Plans that have been developed by nine states to address opioid use disorder in 2018. Some statewide goals include focusing on prevention of opioid misuse, supporting those affected by opioid misuse, and expanding access to treatment. Proposed strategies… Read More »

Posted in: General, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Dec

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Genetics and Addiction

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

Genetics Home Reference is a resource from the National Library of Medicine that provides consumers with information about genetics and genetic conditions. This website recently added a page about opioid addiction. This page explains the interaction between genes and opioid addiction and links to additional reliable resources on this topic. This resource adds to the… Read More »

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Dec

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The Nation’s Health: Top 10 Stories

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

With 2017 drawing to a close, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has created a list of the top 10 stories published this year in their newspaper, The Nation’s Health. These articles cover a variety of relevant topics from the year, including: school lunch programs, community needs assessments, Healthy People 2030 and E- cigarette use…. Read More »

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Dec

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Science Messaging on Social Media

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 0 comments

A recent National Institutes of Health article, Magnifying Your Messaging: Social Media as Part of a Communication Strategy explains that while there are benefits to discussing science information using social media, there are precautions to take when doing so. The authors explain that the requirement to limit the number of characters in a social media… Read More »

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Nov

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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine between December 11 and December 31 to learn to locate data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health will discuss the use of MedlinePlus, PubMed and HSRProj for public health professionals and librarians. This course will be… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county rankings measure a variety of health related factors on an annual basis. Examples of these factors include high school graduation rates, air quality and obesity. The Roadmaps provide guidance… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information, Webinars

Nov

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Report Card on Walkable Communities

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) is a coalition of organizations working together to provide an evidence-based plan to guide efforts that promote physical activity in the United States. NPAPA recently released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States: The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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Hypertension Control Champions

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

EvidenceNow is an initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with the goal of improving heart health by helping small and medium sized practices use the most recent heart health evidence. The Primary goal of EvidenceNow is to improve the heart health related care at more than 1,500 primary care practices in… Read More »

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Rural Health Workforce Webinar

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

On November 14, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST, you can view the webinar Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources and Outcomes from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This webinar is part of the Workforce Grand Rounds series from the HRSA, which was developed with the goal of expanding the pool of high quality health… Read More »

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