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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV). Futures without Violence (aka FUTURES), a nonprofit benefit corporation, sponsors this awareness-raising day “to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer… Read More »

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Sep

26

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Flu Season Digital Media Toolkit

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The CDC has released its 2017-18 Flu Season Digital Campaign Toolkit. In the #FightFlu toolkit, you’ll find Calendar of events Posters Flyer Fact sheets Messages to share in newsletters, on websites, or via email Social media messages and images Website buttons and badges (including animated gifs)

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library

Sep

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Walking in the Workplace

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments

“Walk This Way“, a September 19, 2017 blog post from Community Commons by Andrea Waner, emphasizes the importance of walking and physical activity and how the workplace can support an active lifestyle. The article uses data from County Health Rankings and resources from ChangeLab Solutions, such as: Walk This Way guidebook Workplace Wellness site –… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Sep

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New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Curriculum: HIV/HCV Co-infection

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

An estimated 20-25% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are co-infected with Hepatitis C. “People who are co-infected with HIV and HCV are a priority population for HCV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment because liver-related death is common among this population,” observed Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor in the HHS Office… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Sep

07

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Webjunction Libraries and the Opioid Crisis Town Hall Webinar

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis on September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET.

Posted in: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Sep

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CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Information

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC maintains Environmental Health and Natural Disasters and Severe Weather pages such as Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms. There are links to information on Safe Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey and Get tips to keep you and your family safe after a hurricane. Information on before and after a hurricane, resources for families, and information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

Sep

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Sep

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September 2017 Go4Life Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month is to help older adults move a little more, work a little harder, and try all 4 types of exercise. Online tools are available to inspire… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Sep

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Websites

Aug

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Healthcare Ready Disaster-Response Tools

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Healthcare Ready has two pharmacy-related tools to help the public in preparing for and responding to disasters. RxOpen displays locations of pharmacies and whether their statuses are open, closed, or unknown. Rx on the Run is a template you can use to create a wallet card to document prescriptions and other medical information so you… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Websites

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