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Nov

14

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Agricultural Worker Health: Resources

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

Workers in agriculture can experience numerous health issues, including pesticide and dust exposure, injury and stress. Many may face additional challenges due to language barriers, access to healthcare and poverty. The Rural Health Information Hub has information about the health status of farm workers and organizations that support agricultural health initiatives. ToxTown has occupational and… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Nov

14

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Funding: Environmental Justice Small Grants

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for “grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.” Priority will be given to organizations… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Nov

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Cancer Prevention for babies and young children

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

The CDC has a new Supplement in the journal Pediatrics that highlights research in cancer prevention from birth to early childhood. In addition to the open access supplement, there is also a video and tips for healthcare providers, policy makers and caregivers. Cancer Prevention During Early Life (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9jqt

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Oct

31

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Healthy People Webinar on Strategies to Improve Air Quality

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Environmental Quality November 17, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET Learn how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Air Quality Program is working to improve air quality in New York City by monitoring the impact of pollutants. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h6at Free continuing education… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Environmental Health, Public Health

Oct

03

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Secondhand Smoke: Nonsmokers May Not Know They Have Been Exposed

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

A new study in Carcinogenesis finds that many people underestimate their exposure to secondhand smoke and thus not know they are at risk of lung cancer and other conditions. Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought (HealthDay): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/eez3 For more information about Secondhand Smoke, including how to protect yourself and your children, go to MedlinePlus: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1bkd

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, Public Health

Sep

15

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Updated Disaster Information Specialization Courses

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Sep

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K-12 Plastics Videos

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection Plastics Videos are Here! Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jul

28

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TOXMAP adds Native Lands layer

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

“The TOXMAP beta now includes a Native Lands map layer that shows geographic areas of certain native populations, including American Indian Reservations and Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, and Hawaiian Home Lands…” Read the full announcement from the National Library of Medicine TOXMAP News, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3lkf. The announcement includes a link to guides on… Read More »

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

Jul

27

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Building Environments for Active Living

Posted by on July 27th, 2016 0 comments

Having a place to exercise or play sports is an important part of healthy living. But many lack access to sidewalks and safe paths for running, walking or biking. The opportunities to play sports may not exist. The according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), zip codes can be more important to health than… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Health and Well-Being for All Meeting-in-a-box

Posted by on July 21st, 2016 0 comments Tags:

The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Public Health

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