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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural

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Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

A recent issue of MMWR analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Plain Language Checklist for Emergency Responders

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office for Civil Rights recently developed a plain language checklist to help emergency responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during response and recovery efforts.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy

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Public Comment Period for Healthy People 2030 Open!

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

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Opioid Resources from the CDC

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out Opioid Resources from the Centers for Disease Control, from a recent WebJunction newsletter. The resources have been especially gathered for public libraries.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Public Health

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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NIH Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits is an innovative portal that highlights the NIH’s health and wellness resources for the public.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

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Erroneous Media Reports about Chickens and Halloween Costumes

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Rural

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999. Health Literacy Month is now brought to you in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA). The theme for… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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