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Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities

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KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth and is a project of Family Voices.  It is made up of teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

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TalentScout™ toolkit for employers

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TalentScout™ is a unique resource for employers in that its content has been vetted by people with Autism, and it includes their first-hand accounts and insights as job applicants and employees. It is backed by the years of nationwide experience of The Arc’s 675 chapters, and by Autism NOW: National Autism Resource and Information Center. TalentScout™is… Read More »

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NIH News in Health, July 2017 Issue

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. July’s topics are: Biosensors and Your Health: What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You? Struggling to Sleep? Don’t Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams The Health Capsules include: Why… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

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Creating Engaging Health Care App Design

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Human-centered design is particularly important when designing health care apps. This article discusses the process of designing successful and engaging products, including understanding the problem designers are seeking to address, and designing from “multiple points of view, and in the context of the chaos and complexity of everyday life.” To learn more, please see: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/5lcy

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Get Naloxone Now

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

This web site provides information on how to respond to an overdose. Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Get Naloxone Now advocates for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose.  An  individual,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired August 2017

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

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National HIV Testing Day June 27th

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Visit the CDC’s National HIV Testing Day page to find important online resources, social media sample  messages, posters and infographics to raise awareness and promote the CDC’s HIV testing campaign. Materials are available to help you incorporate the campaign in your community.

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Websites

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Outreach and Value-Based Care

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

Health Outreach Partners, an organization whose mission is “to build strong, effective, and sustainable grassroots health models by partnering with local community-based organizations across the country in order to improve the quality of life of low-income, vulnerable, and underserved populations”, offers a new resource. Outreach & Value-Based Care: Impacting Health Care Delivery and Cost through… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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Henrietta Lacks educational timeline

Posted by on June 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

More and more classrooms are adding the Henrietta Lacks story to the curriculum. This infographic poster illustrates the historical timeline of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells (HeLa cell line). Research using the HeLa cell line has resulted in drugs against influenza, leukemia, herpes, Parkinson’s disease and more. The timeline can be used in the classroom by… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

During June, the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OMH) invites you to join the observance of Men’s Health Month and the efforts to encourage men and boys to take steps to live healthier. On average, men in the U.S. die five and a half years earlier… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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