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Palliative Care Brochure Available in Spanish

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Nursing Research provides an updated brochure. Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You Have a Serious Illness. The brochure, available in English and Spanish, describes a comprehensive treatment that helps reduce or eliminate the pain and other symptoms of illness and medical treatments. Download the PDF or order free print copies by sending… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Aug

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The Importance of Community Health Centers

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The first Community Health Centers (also called Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) were established in the U.S. more than 50 years ago by community residents and health care providers who believed that everyone should have access to quality health care no matter who they are, where they live or their ability to pay.  The… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to the Office on Women’s Health, breastfed babies have lower risks during their childhood of obesity, ear infections, asthma and other conditions. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and easier for babies to digest than formula. Breastfeeding can help a mother’s health and healing following childbirth and leads to a… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Rural Opioid Educational Resources

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has developed a compendium of resources for rural opioid education. New resources are added as available. Access the toolkit to find reports, recordings of webinars, best practices, training materials, treatment resources and customizable posters, flyers and brochures.

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

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Reducing Suicide in Indigenous Groups

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is an initiative of the U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship. RISING SUN’s role in suicide prevention efforts include a toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policy-makers and researchers to measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities. Find out more about the toolkit.

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Patients Helping Patients Navigate Serious Mental Illness

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Peer navigators can help improve patient care. According to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), around one in six adults in the U.S. have a mental health disorder, and “Minority populations are more at risk for serious psychological distress but only half as likely to receive mental health treatment as non-Hispanic whites.” Patients face many… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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World Hepatitis Day

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide who are unaware they are living with viral hepatitis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes July 28 as World Hepatitis Day with the theme, “Find the Missing Millions.” Visit the World Hepatitis Day page to find statistics, join the effort to remain informed, and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jul

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Heat Illness Prevention

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Heat illness prevention is crucial to those working outdoors in the summer. The Pacific NW Agricultural Safety and Health Center provides resources and training materials for educators. Included are the Four Types of Heat Illness (heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke); Identification and Treatment; Steps to Heat Illness Prevention; and Resources. Tools are available in… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Rural

Jul

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Libraries Serve Refugees

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Libraries Serve Refugees is a project sponsored by Urban Libraries Unite to gather crowd sourced information support for refugees and immigrants. It provides Fast Resources (practical tips, government reports, webinars); Toolkits; Locations (libraries providing direct support services to refugees) and Articles (news stories about libraries providing services to refugees). They are also seeking to build… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Library

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Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

To provide state officials with tools and resources, including issue briefs, webinars and presentations, the National Academy for State Health Policy — in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration, and partnerships with 19 states — has made available an updated toolkit, State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV. Resources included are… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

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