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Winter Storm Safety Tips and Resources

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

The National Weather Service has developed a number of Winter Weather Safety Resources to help people stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm. You will find useful information presented in multiple ways, including infographics (such as the one below), quizzes, presentations, news posts, and much more.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Websites

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Understanding Lab Tests: Resources from NLM

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

Laboratory tests (often known as lab tests) check a sample of blood, urine, or body tissues, and then a technician or doctor analyzes the test samples to see if the results fall within a normal range. It may be difficult for patients to understand the purpose and results of lab tests, so the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

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HHS Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

On December 6 and 7, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon at the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, DC to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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Making the Case: Engaging Businesses for Public Health

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The CDC VetoViolence initiative has put together Making the Case: Engaging Businesses, a tool to “help public health initiatives successfully connect with local businesses” by communicating the “important role of businesses as partners in assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in the home, community, and workplace.” The tool includes information on: Explaining the importance of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

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National Rural Health Week Nov 13-16

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Recognize health care services in rural communities by participating in National Rural Health Week, November 13-16, 2017. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) is hosting three 30-minute “WebSights” sessions on National Rural Health Day (NRHD) – Thursday, November 16. The NOSORH Power of Rural website also showcases event ideas such as Walk… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

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STEM Resources for Higher Ed

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags:

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health (TEH) highlights several sites and how to use them in the October 25th issue of STEM News: Resources for Higher Ed. Spotlight: ToxTutor Resources to Support Coursework ChemIDplus Research Poster Tips (2016 post from our own NTO) Tools & Tips Case Study featuring: Hazardous Substance Data Bank Household Products Database… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Oct

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Self-Care Resource for Health Outreach

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments

Health Outreach Partners (HOP) has developed Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves So We Can Take Care of Others, a resource for health center outreach workers, though the information applies to many types of outreach. This guides shares: the benefits of self-care the need for self-care the role organizations play how to develop a self-care practice… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

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Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has a Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit for states, employers, and insurers to project the health and economic effects of providing a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program on a population at risk for diabetes. There are separate modules for states, employers, and insurers, each with instructions on how to use… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

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NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will fund 12 specialized research centers to conduct research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities. The grantees are: Leveraging Bio-Cultural Mechanisms to Maximize the Impact of Multi-Level Preventable Disease Interventions with Southwest Populations; Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D., Arizona State… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

NNLM and the American Library Association have created a Health Literacy toolkit as part of the Libraries Transform campaign. To learn more about the toolkit, watch the NNLM MAR webinar with Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

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