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Aug

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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Health Statistics on the Web

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET for the class Health Statistics on the Web. Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

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Aug

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Neighborhood Navigator to address Social Determinants of Health

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

The EveryONE project is an initiative from the American Academy of Family Physicians focused on helping primary care physicians learn about and address the social determinants of health (SDOH). The Neighborhood Navigator is an output of this project. The navigator allows a user to search for services available in their zip code that will help… Read More »

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Aug

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Community Resiliency Webinar

Posted by on August 13th, 2018 0 comments

On August 15, 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse will hold a webinar titled, Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations. This webinar will feature faith and community presenters who will discuss strategies they are implementing to promote resiliency among young people to resist the pressure and temptation to… Read More »

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Aug

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NIOSH and Wikipedia

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is helping to make sure that the occupational safety and health information that reaches Wikipedia’s millions of readers is complete, up-to-date, and free of errors.

Posted in: Environmental Health, General, Websites

Jul

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Information About Applying for Funding on Grants.gov

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018 0 comments

If you’re thinking of applying for a grant from grants.gov but don’t know where to get started, consider reviewing the posts on the grants.gov community blog. Their grant writing basics section has information about Demystifying Funding Announcements, Understanding the Funder and Avoiding Last Minute Problems. For more information, the grants.gov homepage has introductory videos about… Read More »

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Jul

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Connections4Health: A Person-Center Approach for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in the Community

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on August 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of August will focus on a program called Connections4Health. Connections4Health… Read More »

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Jul

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Evidence-based Decision Making at Health Departments

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Health Department staff are tasked with implementing programs that improve the health of the public. While there is now a greater focus on evidence-based decision making to ensure that these programs are effective, this is a process that needs to develop over time. The Prevention Research Center started a project in 2012 to discover how… Read More »

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Jul

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My MedlinePlus Newsletter: Exercise and Kids

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

A highlighted topic in the new weekly newsletter from MedlinePlus is on exercise and its importance in a child’s health and well-being.  Do you know the benefits of exercise for kids or how much exercise kids need? Find the answer here and check out other MedlinePlus resources on the benefits of exercise for the whole… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

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“Wash and Learn” Promoting Reading at Laundromats

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

The Sudsy’s learning center is part of Libraries Without Borders’ national “Wash and Learn” program, which “transforms laundromats into informal learning spaces.”  Started in New York City in 2015, the program now has about 12 centers across seven states, said Adam Echelman, a Libraries Without Borders representative. Libraries Without Borders partnered with the Coin Laundry… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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