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Aug

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“Your Best Shot”

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

Aug

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National Immunization Awareness Month in August

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

Every August is dedicated to National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). NIAM is an annual observance designed to highlight the importance of immunizations. Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.

Posted in: Public Health

Aug

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CDC Training Hot Topic: Opioids *New Courses Available*

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Learn clinical and public health strategies for addressing the opioid overdose epidemic with the latest courses on the CDC TRAIN Learning Network.

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

13

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World Hepatitis Day

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide who are unaware they are living with viral hepatitis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes July 28 as World Hepatitis Day with the theme, “Find the Missing Millions.” Visit the World Hepatitis Day page to find statistics, join the effort to remain informed, and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jun

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NPA/NHMA Webinar: Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar in July on Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities hosted by NPA/NHMA will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jun

29

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NLM Announces New Version of TOXMAP!

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

A new version of TOXMAP is now available from the National Library of Medicine which does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices.

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

Jun

29

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Webinar: Innovations in Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Safety

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

A live webcast sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) on Innovations in Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Safety in Primary Care Teach-Back. . .

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Jun

27

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Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

To provide state officials with tools and resources, including issue briefs, webinars and presentations, the National Academy for State Health Policy — in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration, and partnerships with 19 states — has made available an updated toolkit, State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV. Resources included are… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Jun

20

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Improving Access to Disaster Health Information

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. You will also find disaster apps and other mobile-based… Read More »

Posted in: General, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Jun

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Obesity Funding Opportunity

Posted by on June 11th, 2018 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for the High Obesity Program. Funding is available for land grant universities to implement evidence-based obesity prevention strategies in counties with an adult obesity rate over 40% by leveraging community extension services. Strategies include those that will increase access healthy foods and safe and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

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