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Feb

07

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Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released three short documentaries that spotlight organizations “advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Public Health

Feb

07

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The Opioid Crisis: Understanding Pain and Preventing Opioid Misuse webinar

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

February 13, 2018 at 1pm ET The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is hosting The Opioid Crisis: Understanding Pain and Preventing Opioid Misuse. “This webinar will get to the heart of the prevention question, exploring efforts across the health system to stop opioid abuse before it starts. Speakers will discuss: Efforts to standardize… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Feb

07

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New FDA Smoking Cessation Resources

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration started the new year with “4 Tips to Quit Smoking.” This consumer update highlighted the new FDA campaign EveryTryCounts.gov. The site has numerous resources to support quitting, including helpful texts, tips on dealing with cravings, QuitGuide app, contact information for support counselors, and small challenges, such as “delay your first… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

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Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape webcast

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

On March 13 at 8am ET, the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math will meet to discuss health literacy needs of older adults. The workshop will focus on the changing needs of health literacy that arise from chronic disease and medication management, cognitive and functional declines, and other… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior, Webinars

Jan

30

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Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

Take CDC’s Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) for safer well water through stronger public health programs. SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

30

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Culture of Health Opportunities from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Cultural of Health Leaders Deadline: February 21, 2018 “Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. Our leaders’ innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jan

17

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Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA has released a new information kit for college and university prevention practitioners, health center staff and administrators. The Behavioral Health Among College Students Information & Resource Kit “supports substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion initiatives on college and university campuses.” It includes “fact sheets, extensive resources, PowerPoint slides, and more.” For a brief overview of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

Disaster Info Specialist Program Webinar from DIMRC February 8, 2018 1:30pm ET Speaker: Michal Linder Zarankin, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Tech The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Library, Webinars

Jan

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NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine Now Available

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Dec

18

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MedlinePlus printing enhancements

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this month, NLM’s MedlinePlus released an enhancement that will allow users to choose what they want to print from a health topic web page: just the summary text, or the full page including the summary and all links. When you use the grey Print button on a MedlinePlus health topic page, a dialog will open allowing… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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