Bringing Health Information to the Community January 22nd, 2018
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Funding Opportunities to Support Health Initiatives

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Voices for Healthy Kids is partnership between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative has a focus on helping all children grow up at a healthy weight. The focus of the grant opportunities is on public policy that will impact healthy weight and healthy living among children. Voices for Healthy… Read More »

Posted in: Scholarships and Grants

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

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The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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Review of Primary Care Recruitment and Retention Strategies

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Academy Health is a nonprofit organization focused on health services research published a rapid evidence review titled, What are Effective Approaches for Recruiting and Retaining Rural Primary Care Health Professionals? This review summarizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews discussing recruitment and retention strategies for primary healthcare providers in rural areas that were published between 2004 and 2017.

Posted in: General, Rural

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A look at health literacy from National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

From NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine Focus on: Health Literacy Check out the interview with resident expert Rob Logan, PhD, in the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at NLM to find out what’s going on in the growing field of health literacy. Logan is the co-editor of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News

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From the CDC: Not too late to get a flu shot

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

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From the FDA Office of Women’s Health: Medicine and Pregnancy

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA Office of Women’s Health offers resources to help women and healthcare providers get informed about medicines and other products used during pregnancy.  For 2018 the FDA Office of Women’s Health will continue to advance the understanding of women’s health issues, launch new research, and lead outreach activities to help women make safe and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

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Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA has released a new information kit for college and university prevention practitioners, health center staff and administrators. The Behavioral Health Among College Students Information & Resource Kit “supports substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion initiatives on college and university campuses.” It includes “fact sheets, extensive resources, PowerPoint slides, and more.” For a brief overview of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

Disaster Info Specialist Program Webinar from DIMRC February 8, 2018 1:30pm ET Speaker: Michal Linder Zarankin, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Tech The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Library, Webinars

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NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine Now Available

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »

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

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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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