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NIH News in Health, November 2017

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

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President’s Commission on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 calling for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as other HHS entities to set up nationwide drug courts, a national media campaign and expanded educational programs, as… Read More »

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

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Making the Case: Engaging Businesses for Public Health

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The CDC VetoViolence initiative has put together Making the Case: Engaging Businesses, a tool to “help public health initiatives successfully connect with local businesses” by communicating the “important role of businesses as partners in assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in the home, community, and workplace.” The tool includes information on: Explaining the importance of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

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Violence Prevention Resources

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated their page on violence prevention. Resources on this page include statistics, infographics, and publications to prevent violence in all age groups. The CDC also describes funded programs and initiatives aimed at violence prevention. A recently published report, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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The Imperative for Learning Health Systems to Address Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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Putting the Human into Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Think about your favorite book. It probably kept you turning page after page because it had an engaging storyline, a relatable character, or a situation that resonated in some way with your personal life. Authors tell a story. Yet as healthcare communicators, the story is often removed and what’s left is information. The healthcare industry,… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

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Partnering4Health Report

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Partnering4Health is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and between 2014 and 2017. Five national organizations were provided with CDC funding to support communities in their efforts to promote healthy lifestyle. The final aim of this project was to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, decrease obesity and reduce the… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

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Indian Health Service Website Webinar

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to the U.S. Indian Health Service Website” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to find information on the recently-revised website of the U.S. Indian Health Service. Expected… Read More »

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

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Latest Health Disparities Data with the New Healthy People 2020 Widget

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Find the Latest Health Disparities Data with the New Healthy People 2020 Widget! The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs… Read More »

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

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Cleanup After Flooding

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments

The AgriSafe Network is a organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. Here is their resources page on safe cleanup after flooding. Floodwater can be contaminated by pollutants, sewage, pesticides, and more. While health isn’t always the first concern after a flood, protecting health is a high… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

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