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Apr

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

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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

13

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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

Apr

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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

Apr

10

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Keeping Backyard Poultry

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Owning backyard chickens and other poultry has become more popular over the years and it can be a great experience. Many owners enjoy the educational opportunity for family and friends as well as having fresh eggs for cooking and eating. But, be aware that these livestock carry germs and can cause people to get sick…. Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) resource directory

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Children’s Cancer Association’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.” Now in its fifth edition, this vital support tool is sent free of charge to every pediatric hospital in the country as well… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Apr

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The National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Series

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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Genomics experts will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, “/r/Science“. A Reddit AMA is an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Apr

09

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SAMHSA Evidence- Based Practices Resource Center

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This agency has a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America. Recently, SAMHSA made their Evidence-Based Resource Center available. This is a tool that allows clinicians, policy-makers and others… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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