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May

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Rural Data Visualizations

Posted by on May 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) provides a Rural Data Visualization resource with access to a range of tools to explore issues that impact rural health. The visualizations are based on data from federal and other publicly available data sources, and illustrate that data in a variety of formats to show how rural areas compare…. Read More »

Posted in: Rural

May

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Prevention Week: May 13-19, 2018

Posted by on May 10th, 2018 0 comments

National Prevention Week in May is the perfect time to remind your community about substance abuse prevention and mental health before summer begins. By hosting an event, you can help raise awareness about the importance of positive mental health and substance use prevention. See the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) toolkit for factsheets,… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Apr

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Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice, Health, and Academic Medicine

Posted by on April 20th, 2018 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ Health Equity Research and Policy team released the Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice Health and Academic Medicine toolkit and video series to highlight the unique needs and inequities faced by the currently and formerly incarcerated and their families, and what Academic Medicine – across its research,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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All of Us Research Program Launched

Posted by on April 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health has launched the All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine…. Read More »

Posted in: All of Us

Apr

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Get Activity Ideas for National DNA Day

Posted by on April 20th, 2018 0 comments

National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018. On April 25th, students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. Get ideas for activities to raise awareness and download a starter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Apr

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Posted by on April 13th, 2018 0 comments

National Transgender HIV Testing Day is observed each year on April 18. This day is an opportunity to focus on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among transgender people. It encourages local testing events and testing campaigns to increase HIV status awareness in transgender populations. For further information and resources, please visit HIV.gov, the Centers for… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS

Apr

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Forest Safety in English and Spanish

Posted by on April 13th, 2018 0 comments

The largely immigrant, Latino workforce in the forestry industry is essential to US forest management, yet vulnerable because of documentation status, lack of English proficiency, low literacy, occupational immobility, working in remote locations under contracted employment, and deficiencies in skills training. These materials were developed under an academic-community partnership between the University of Washington’s Pacific… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 28

Posted by on April 13th, 2018 0 comments

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) created a new partnership toolbox of materials for promoting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018. The new toolbox includes: Posters… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Nurses and Enhanced Health Information Literacy

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The American Academy of Nursing released its policy brief urging nurses to have an increased role in enhancing health literacy for patient populations. The Academy recommends three areas of concentration to reduce health literacy disparities, and to increase empowerment of patients: practice (communications between provider and patient to increase the patient’s health literacy, including using… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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IHS Indian Children’s Program website

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health Indian Children’s Program provides education, training, and consultation on issues affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth via IHS’s Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE). These services are available to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) providers. If you have a challenging pediatric case, you can also receive… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

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