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Mar

30

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CDC Resources: COVID-19

Posted by on March 30th, 2020 0 comments

The CDC is the most reliable and up-to-date source to find information about COVID-19. Here are some tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Take steps to protect yourself from the virus: Clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Health Information, Public Health

Mar

05

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Handwashing Posters from the CDC

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments

The CDC provides printable posters that can be used to help raise awareness about handwashing. The posters can be hung in highly visible public areas, such as schools, workplaces, and restrooms. They are designed for all audiences, and some are available in multiple sizes and languages.

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

11

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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Health Information, Public Health

Feb

11

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jan

22

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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Visit the following websites for more information. Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to find the latest news, reports, and guidelines. DIMRC is an office of the National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Dec

18

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Office of Minority Health Report

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health released a new Health Disparities Report which details what health disparities continue to affect people residing in the U.S. and efforts to address these issues from each state.  The page also provides a map to find the minority health point of contacts in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Dec

10

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Winter Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season. But, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Did you know: Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires. Two… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Dec

05

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NNLM Webinar: Staying Healthy Abroad

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments

Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Maybe you have questions about what vaccines are required. Perhaps you and your travel companions have preconceived ideas regarding travel especially when it comes to international trips. In fact travel is by-and-large reasonable and safe—and, to the extent… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars

Nov

25

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December 1: World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 25th, 2019 0 comments

World AIDS Day is on December 1st.  It is an annual observance to celebrate and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase awareness and knowledge, and support those living with HIV.  It was first observed over 30 years ago, and since then, tremendous progress has been made to prevent and treat HIV. Learn… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Nov

08

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American Public Health Association (APHA) Fact Sheet: Creating the Healthiest Nation Water and Health Equity

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Water and Health Equity” (PDF) is the latest release in APHA’s series of fact sheets on health equity. Previously released fact sheets explore advancing health equity, promoting environmental justice and assuring health and educational equity. All the fact sheets in the series describe why health equity is central to creating the… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

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