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May

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

May

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

May 22 through 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. NNLM South Central Region has a Blogadillo post with facts about illnesses and germs, drowning, and pool chemicals. The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) highlights the Model Aquatic Health Code in their post entitled “It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

May

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Alzheimer’s Association Needs Assessment Toolkit webinar

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

June 8, 2017 at 3pm EDT Register Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s Needs Assessment Toolkit from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alzheimer’s Association. The webinar will include presentations from health professionals on assessments conducted in North Carolina and Arizona as well as an overview of the toolkit.

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Webinars

May

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Groundbreaking Jackson Heart Study

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is the most sweeping—and significant—study ever of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Now experts with the groundbreaking JHS are taking stock of some of the many insights gleaned since the study began in 2000. They are insights researchers say will go a long way toward helping boost the long-term health of… Read More »

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

May

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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. As required by statute, FDA’s final rule for nutrition labeling in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments will provide consumers with clear and consistent nutrition information in a direct and accessible manner for the foods they eat and buy for their families…. Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

May

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Best Practices for Social Media in Disaster Planning Exercises

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security released, Best Practices for Incorporating Social Media into Exercises, a report regarding the use of social media in emergency preparedness exercises. “This report discusses how agencies and organizations can integrate social media into exercises, provides suggestions for the planning processes and methods for conducting the exercise and evaluation, and lists… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

May

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

To prepare for Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13), check out some recently updated guides from the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC). Hurricanes and Typhoons Information Guide Floods Information Guide To stay up-to-date on topics like this, join the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Apr

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites

Apr

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

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Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience. This research-based guide aims to help professionals create health websites and other digital health information tools that are easy for low-literacy users to access and understand. The guide is written for anyone involved in creating online health… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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