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Caring for Responders and Survivors During and After Disasters

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Here are several resources and Apps that address the affect on staff, responders and survivors involved in a disaster and how to help them. Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster  This document was produced by the HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Technical Resources, Assistance… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Communicating in an Emergency

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Learn how to communicate clearly during an emergency using words that people will understand. Tips from the We Love Health Literacy Blog “It is  on us to make sure important safety messages are clear to consumers — before, during, and after an emergency.” Here is what  we need to keep in mind when we’re communicating… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Regrets on getting that tattoo? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates tattooing and tattoo removal, has some practical advice on tattoo removal. This information is taken directly from that report. “One way to go is professionally supervised laser removal, according to Mehmet Kosoglu, an FDA engineer. The process exposes a tattoo to… Read More »

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Sep

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CDC Technical Packages for Violence Prevention

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They can help improve the health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Sep

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September 2017 Go4Life Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month is to help older adults move a little more, work a little harder, and try all 4 types of exercise. Online tools are available to inspire… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Aug

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Public Health Emergency: Hurricane Harvey 2017

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Public Health Emergency (PHE) website. PHE is the  public health and medical emergency support for a nation prepared. This site has topics such as food and water safety , cleaning-up from the storm, resources for professionals and the latest information from the HHS. This site will give you the latest and up-to-date information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

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AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) In  support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

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Getty Images: Diversity Pictures and Images

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When working and engaging with diverse communities, it’s important to use images and pictures that reflect that diversity. Getty Images wants the changing world to be reflected in your communications and touts that depicting diversity is one of their biggest priorities. Explore what’s available here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/cfl4

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Uncategorized, Websites

Aug

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National Center for Education Statistics – International Data Explorer

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Health Information Literacy, Uncategorized

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