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Heading to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life as they take a step forward towards independence. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities such as packing, scheduling classes, making new friends, and becoming acquainted with a new environment. However, it is easy to forget about your health…. Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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.
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 »