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An Ecosystem of Health Disparities and Minority Health Resources

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities makes available the HDPulse Data Portal. The objective of the Data Portal is to provide an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts. The target audiences are health planners,… Read More »

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

Mar

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Rural Food Access Toolkit

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) makes available a new toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States. Created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, this toolkit is designed to guide users through creating a sustainable program… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural

Feb

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CDC Guidelines for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new tool to assist health care providers in caring for pregnant women and new mothers with opioid use disorder and their infants. Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants includes 16 fact sheets, with each… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Feb

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Indigenous Knowledge to Prevent Risk for Youth Suicide and Alcohol Abuse

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

Researchers at the Center for Alaska Native Health Research have been collaborating with Yup’ik communities to address challenges facing Alaskan youth for the last decade. While culture plays a substantial role in reducing disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, many questions remain about he mechanisms that produce this protective effect. The Qungasvik (qoo ngaz… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

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Writing about Disabilities Style Guide

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

This style guide, from the National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ), provides appropriate language to use when writing or talking about people with disabilities, including addiction. It’s intended for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who seek to use appropriate and correct language. An excerpt: “The American Psychiatric Association recommends avoiding… Read More »

Posted in: General, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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Farm Town Strong

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America. Farmers report that it is easy for someone in their community to access a large amount opioids, while access to treatment and services is not so easy. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union have… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

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Safe Transitions for High Risk Patients

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): “Transitions of care among ambulatory sites are vulnerable to patient safety gaps. Patients who transition from one ambulatory care facility clinician to another are especially vulnerable to patient safety errors. This is due, in part, to a lack of effective communication and patient engagement in shared… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Jan

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What rural schools can do to help address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

This topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub has been updated with a new FAQ on what rural schools can do to help address Adverse Childhood Experiences in their students. Rural schools play an important role in the health of students and the community. The guide give ideas for health-related activities schools can engage… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Rural

Jan

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Native Youth Website

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service has launched a website that targets Native Youth and adults who work with Native Youth. The Generation Indigenous Initiative will build resiliency and promote positive development through the use of partnerships and programs that offer resources, information and tools that focus on suicide and substance abuse prevention, sexual health/responsibility, mental health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

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Social Determinants of Health: Transportation

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals is part of a series of guides and resources released by the American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, and the Association for Community Health Improvement on how hospitals and health systems can address the social determinants of health. Transportation connects people from their origin to their destination, affects land use and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

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