Bringing Health Information to the Community January 19th, 2018
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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

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A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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NIH News in Health, January 2018

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Check out the January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Jan

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HIV Care Continuum Manuals

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed four manuals to help HIV focused organizations implement evidence based interventions. These manuals focus on specific populations and highlight strategies such as cross-agency coordination. The manual Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to Community HIV Primary Care, can be used by clinics, health departments, and jails to… Read More »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS

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Opioid Resources and Events in January 2018

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A recent article from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) described State Opioid Response Plans that have been developed by nine states to address opioid use disorder in 2018. Some statewide goals include focusing on prevention of opioid misuse, supporting those affected by opioid misuse, and expanding access to treatment. Proposed strategies… Read More »

Posted in: General, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jan

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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

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Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Jan

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Be an Organ Donor

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As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

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Tips for Understanding Research Studies

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Reading or hearing health news stories can be confusing and difficult to understand. It can be hard to know what to believe. Health News Review has compiled a list of tipsheets, links, and other resources to help both journalists and health care consumers evaluate claims about health care interventions. Here you will find such topics… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Dec

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides resources for teachers — including ideas, resources and activities for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018.  Visit the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week webpage for information on a Twitter chat on January 22, events and partnerships, planning your own events, and accessing toolkits for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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Prevent Seasonal Flu

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

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Rural Aging in Place Tool Kit

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

Aging in Place, or remaining in their homes, is something many older Americans would like to be able to do. Planning ahead and knowing how to access services can help make this possible. The Aging in Place Toolkit for rural populations has been updated by the Rural Health Information Hub. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and models… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

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