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Feb

21

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HIV Among African Americans

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans.  According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”  

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Feb

13

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Health Literacy and Older Adults workshop

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Public Library, Senior, Webinars

Feb

07

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Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released three short documentaries that spotlight organizations “advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Public Health

Feb

07

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New FDA Smoking Cessation Resources

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration started the new year with “4 Tips to Quit Smoking.” This consumer update highlighted the new FDA campaign EveryTryCounts.gov. The site has numerous resources to support quitting, including helpful texts, tips on dealing with cravings, QuitGuide app, contact information for support counselors, and small challenges, such as “delay your first… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Feb

01

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Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will host a webinar, Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. To register, go to https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/6j6v.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Feb

01

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All of Us Research Program Seeks Input on Research Priorities

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol.

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Public Health, Websites

Feb

01

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CDC Zika virus and pregnancy

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika virus transmission, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

Jan

30

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Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments

Take CDC’s Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) for safer well water through stronger public health programs. SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jan

30

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Culture of Health Opportunities from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Cultural of Health Leaders Deadline: February 21, 2018 “Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. Our leaders’ innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jan

26

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Increasing Senior Resilience Toolkit

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Senior

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