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Oct

14

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#LibHealthChat on Twitter

Posted by on October 14th, 2016 0 comments

October 25, 2016 at 2 PM EDT Join the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) in a Twitter chat about resources and information that libraries provide in regards to health and minority communities. Use #LibHealthChat to participate. From tweet by @MinorityHealth.

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

Sep

21

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Start Planning for Health Literacy Month

Posted by on September 21st, 2016 0 comments

It is not too early to plan for Health Literacy Month in October. Health Literacy Month  https://nnlm.gov/bhic/b599 is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. Examples include communication workshops for professionals, health education programs for patients and the public, educational offerings for students at all levels or having an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Sep

15

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Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The purpose of this program is to disseminate and market rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Sep

13

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Updated Resource, Birth Control Guide

Posted by on September 13th, 2016 0 comments

Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0skc Download the chart in English (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zxcy Descarge en español (PDF) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/19nz And to learn more about other methods of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Sep

07

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Think Cultural Health redesigned website

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov has been redesigned! It is now mobile ready for easier access on cell phones and tablets. You’ll also see brighter colors and simpler layouts. The “About Us” area briefly describes the roles of the website, the Office of Minority Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You can also browse by three… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Sep

01

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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Aug

15

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Stop the Clot, Spread the Word

Posted by on August 15th, 2016 0 comments

The National Blood Clot Alliance has created an educational campaign to help prevent blood clots during hospitalization. The campaign includes: “A downloadable list of risk factors for blood clots A short video about how hospitalization can put you at risk for a blood clot A prevention plan checklist A campaign infographic Additional information to help… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Aug

09

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National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA) toolkit

Posted by on August 9th, 2016 0 comments

September 9th is designated as NAIRHHA Day. The purpose of NAIRHHA Day is to bring national and local attention to the HIV and viral Hepatitis needs of African immigrants living in the U.S. in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The creation of a national awareness day will also support the eradication of other epidemics… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jul

28

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DeafHealth.org

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

DeafHealth.org provides health information in American Sign Language via videos. The site shares information about diseases, medical tests, and medications as well as where to find deaf-friendly doctors. The material on the site has been generated by a team of people, including the CDC, NIH, hospitals, and individuals. The site is free but does require… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Jul

22

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Health Literacy Tool Shed

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Health Literacy Tool Shed is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature. Users can search by language and context to measure health literacy. To search the database, please visit: http://bit.ly/2a2Ig0E

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

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