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Aug

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Aug

16

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New Social Determinants Infographic from Healthy People 2020

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Each month, a new infographic is published related to a Leading Health Indicator from Healthy People 2020. July’s features on-time high school graduation rate as a social determinant of health. You can find other infographics related to the Healthy People 2020 indicators in the LHI Infographic Gallery.

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Aug

09

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Immunization Awareness Month

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

The importance of immunizations and health is a year ’round topic, but August, especially, is a good time to promote awareness. The National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit, available from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, includes plans for taking action, such as: articles to share, sample tweets, suggested newsletter items, ideas for community… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

Aug

03

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Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The CDC-National Center for Health Statistics released the Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014, on July 21, 2017. The 2014 NHPI National Health Interview Survey is an unprecedented survey, establishing essential baseline information on the health conditions and behaviors of the NHPI population… Read More »

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

Aug

03

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BRFSS Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative between the OMH and the CDC will provide an improved understanding of the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the CDC will conduct additional interviews in 11 states that have a higher proportion of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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

Aug

01

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Promise Neighborhoods grant

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments

The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

28

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Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »

Posted in: General, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Senior

Jul

28

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40th Annual Report on the Health of the Nation

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source : The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Health, United States, 2016,” the 40th annual report on the health of the nation has been released. This year’s report features a chartbook of long-term trends in health and healthcare delivery over the past 40 years. From declines in cigarette smoking and increases in… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Jul

24

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Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources for Local Emergency Healthcare Providers

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments

To address planning and response concerns and help local emergency healthcare providers plan for the many gatherings to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, the HHS ASPR TRACIE team compiled Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources with links to “fact sheets, checklists, locally-developed guidance documents, and news articles on eye safety, injury treatment, and planned mass gatherings… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jul

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Resources to Prepare for Dangerous Summer Heat from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

Check the “Extreme Heat Events and Health” page from the National Library of Medicine to learn best practices for preparing and responding to dangerously hot summer weather. Topics covered on this page include: Health issues related to extreme heat. Preparedness and response resources. Worker and responder safety. Resources for specific populations (children). Health resources for… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

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