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August 2017 NIH News in Health

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments

This month’s NIH News in Health includes: Making Sense of Your Health Risks – a guide to better understanding health risks that we hear about from the news, loved ones, or our own reading and results. (The guide is available in both English and Spanish.) Getting It Straight: Improve Your Posture for Better Health Yoga May… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS

Aug

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Health Equity Through a Community Art Show

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling on artists of all kinds to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Artwork submitted… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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Promise Neighborhoods grant

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments

The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

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Vision and Aging: See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit in English and Spanish

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) from the NIH National Eye Institute has put together a Vision and Aging: See Well for a Lifetime toolkit, in English and Spanish, to aid in leading “eye health educational sessions with older adults in your community. Whether you want to lead a small educational session about vision… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior

Jul

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The HEAL Program

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Health Education and Literacy (HEAL) Program® from Literacy for Life addresses health literacy through classes for adults seeking to improve their health care knowledge and thorough training for medical professionals. The HEAL presentations engage medical providers in a discussion about health literacy, and the HEAL classes focus on patient engagement and empowerment. The 45-minute presentation… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Jul

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Study Finds Mistakes with Medications are on the Rise at Home

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy

Jun

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LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Trainings

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

Cultural competency training is the foundation for all person-directed care, but it can be difficult to locate high-quality training content. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides information regarding various training programs designed and facilitated by leaders in LGBT aging advocacy and cultural competency. Cultural competency training is available at all levels.

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions – NASEM Workshop

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments

The National Academies Roundtable on Health Literacy is hosting a free workshop on July 19, 2017 that will include panels, presentations, and discussions of health literacy interventions. Registrants may attend via webcast or in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. Visit Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: A Workshop for more information and to register…. Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Webinars

Jun

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‘Engage for Health’: A Program in a Box for Your Community webinar

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Does your library or organization offer health programming to members of your community? Are you thinking of offering a health program and are not sure where to start? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this webinar is for you! NNLM MAR is hosting a webinar on June 21, 1pm ET about… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

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