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Feb

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

AHRQ Academy is a resource dedicated to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The information provided on the AHRQ Academy website is organized by experts in this field and includes research, expert insight, and suggestions for how to integrate behavioral health and primary care. The Academy also supports medication assisted treatment in primary… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Feb

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Funding Opportunities Related to Health Disparities

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has a funding opportunity available to develop and test violence prevention interventions for middle school and high school aged youth that include the prevention of racism and discrimination as strategies. The deadline is April 25, 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

Feb

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The EveryONE project is an initiative from the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care physicians learn about and address the social determinants of health. Their toolkit includes a guide on the social determinants of health as well as screening tools that primary care physicians can use to screen their patients for… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Feb

12

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health recently published five wellness toolkits. The topics of these toolkits include: Your Surroundings, Your Feelings, Your Body, Your Relationships and Your Disease Defense. Within each toolkit, view a checklist of actions one can take to improve their health within each topic area. The checklists can be quickly reviewed and accessed… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Websites

Feb

12

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Patient Safety Network

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a resource available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This resource provides the latest information about patient safety as well as patient safety related resources. The information available includes literature, news, and expert commentary and the user is able to search these resources by clinical area, setting… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

Jan

22

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Funding Opportunities to Support Health Initiatives

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Voices for Healthy Kids is partnership between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative has a focus on helping all children grow up at a healthy weight. The focus of the grant opportunities is on public policy that will impact healthy weight and healthy living among children. Voices for Healthy… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

Jan

22

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

22

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Review of Primary Care Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Academy Health is a nonprofit organization focused on health services research published a rapid evidence review titled, What are Effective Approaches for Recruiting and Retaining Rural Primary Care Health Professionals? This review summarizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews discussing recruitment and retention strategies for primary healthcare providers in rural areas that were published between 2004 and 2017.

Posted in: General, Rural

Jan

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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

Jan

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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

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