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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Promoting Safety From Opioid Overdose

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for 2018. The toolkit provides an outline for comunity members to understand the scope of opioid overdose and how to address it. The toolkit includes such topics as: strategies to prevent overdose deaths, recommended steps for first responders,… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Girls on the Run Inclusion Pilot Project

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

Research shows that for youth with a disability, the lack of physical activity is higher. These youth have a 35% higher occurrence of overweight and the increased risk for secondary conditions that go along with obesity. While after school programs provide opportunities for more exercise and physical activity, the options for children with disabilities to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Tools for Health Professionals

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

Through open communication, innovation, and dynamic education, His Health is passionately committed to raising the standard of health care for Black gay men. His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders.  This site offers care models, training modules, and resources for… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

This new topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub identifies rural-specific initiatives and funding opportunities, program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, to help address this crisis in your rural community. This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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