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Apr

07

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National Public Health Week 2016

Posted by on April 7th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including: HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Apr

01

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Wee Breathers – Program to Teach Parents About Managing Children’s Asthma

Posted by on April 1st, 2016 0 comments

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Asthma Control Program, has developed a new health education program, Wee Breathers. This interactive program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children about managing asthma. It can be used during home visits,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual

Apr

01

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Wee Breathers – Program to Teach Parents About Managing Children's Asthma

Posted by on April 1st, 2016 0 comments

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Asthma Control Program, has developed a new health education program, Wee Breathers. This interactive program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children about managing asthma. It can be used during home visits,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual

Mar

17

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Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Posted by on March 17th, 2016 0 comments

From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services http://1.usa.gov/1WtFXWg These two funding opportunities aim to prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The first opportunity is for public or nonprofit organizations that prepare permanent residents for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services. The second… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

09

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Human Trafficking Video Series

Posted by on March 9th, 2016 0 comments

The U.S. Justice Department’s new video series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims’ legal needs, and voices of survivors. Service… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Mar

04

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Posted by on March 4th, 2016 0 comments

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Websites

Feb

25

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Webinar – Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Posted by on February 25th, 2016 0 comments

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial Adapted from DigitalGov March 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/20XiZaY Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

08

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Walking: A simple route to improving your health​

Posted by on February 8th, 2016 0 comments

The February 2016 issue of The Nation’s Health contains a shareable handout in English, Spanish, and easy-to-read versions on the benefits of walking. Walking: A simple route to improving your health​ (American Public Health Association): http://bit.ly/UD9hur  

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

08

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New MedlinePlus Health Topic – Zika Virus

Posted by on February 8th, 2016 0 comments

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español have new health topic pages on Zika Virus. The pages contain latest health news and consumer health resources. The English-language page also has links to PubMed/MEDLINE abstracts. Zika Virus: http://1.usa.gov/1Ri8zly Virus del Zika: http://1.usa.gov/1NZNN3w  

Posted in: Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jan

21

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Diabetes in Children and Teens

Posted by on January 21st, 2016 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes. MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l The National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Websites

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