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Jun

09

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Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 Online Course

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

The American Red Cross‘s Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 is an online course designed to help individuals support themselves and lend support to others during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. The topics covered in the course include recognizing stress, practicing mental health first aid, caring for yourself, supporting your family and… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Jun

09

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USDA Summer Food Program

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Summer Food Service Program offers funding on a per-meal basis to organizations providing meals to low-income children during the summer. Families can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find local providers, and community organizations that would like to become a Summer Meal Site can contact their state’s USDA Food… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jun

09

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Smithsonian Online Exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”

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Though the Smithsonian Museums are closed, the content of their exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” is available online. Take this opportunity to read and explore so as to gain some context for the current pandemic we are confronting.

Posted in: Websites

May

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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information

May

12

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Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

This report, prepared by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored to the unique needs and capacity of the charitable food system. The intent of these recommendations is to improve the quality of foods in food banks and pantries in order to increase… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information

May

12

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Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities across the United States. This toolkit will supplement and expand on previous work in this area including the Rural Health Information Hub Social Determinants of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Apr

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information

Apr

14

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Erasure and Resilience: Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color is a series of four research reports that examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and AI/AN LGBTQ youth. These reports were developed by the GLSEN Research Institute, in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition, the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

14

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Mar

10

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MyPlate App

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

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