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Jun

12

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Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The CDC Measles web page provides resources for local and state health departments that need help answering questions about measles outbreaks. It provides links to graphics, a variety of letters, templates, and a video about signs and symptoms of measles. This information can be posted on health department web sites, or you can syndicate the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jun

12

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Jun

10

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CDC MV PICCS Widget

Posted by on June 10th, 2019 0 comments

The new CDC MV PICCS widget can help states find effective strategies to reduce injuries, deaths, and costs from motor vehicle crashes. MV PICCS stands for Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States.

Posted in: Public Health

Jun

10

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Highlights From AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network

Posted by on June 10th, 2019 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. . .

Posted in: Public Health

May

07

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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

May

07

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Essay Contest for Teens on Mental Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

17

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My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Measles

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Mar

28

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy.  The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

28

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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.  View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website.  Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Mar

12

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How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you know someone who is being hurt? Or someone who is causing harm? Are you worried about what might be happening in a loved one’s relationship? The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is here to help with the guide, How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship: A Friends & Family Guide. This guide… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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