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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine between December 11 and December 31 to learn to locate data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health will discuss the use of MedlinePlus, PubMed and HSRProj for public health professionals and librarians. This course will be… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county rankings measure a variety of health related factors on an annual basis. Examples of these factors include high school graduation rates, air quality and obesity. The Roadmaps provide guidance… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information, Webinars

Nov

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Report Card on Walkable Communities

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) is a coalition of organizations working together to provide an evidence-based plan to guide efforts that promote physical activity in the United States. NPAPA recently released the first comprehensive national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States: The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Nov

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Pathways to Health Equity

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published an interactive report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Portions of the report include an overview of the report, a clickable conceptual model of the context of structural inequalities, and ideas on how to promote health equality in… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

Nov

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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

Nov

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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

Nov

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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

Oct

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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

Oct

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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

Oct

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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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