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Apr

09

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State Health Indicator Reports Tool

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

State Health Facts is a project from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation that provides health information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their Custom State Reports database contains over 800 health indicators and allows users to select the indicators most important to their work and generate a custom report from selected… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Regional Information

Apr

06

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

We can use this month of April to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Apr

06

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CDC’s Emergency Partners Newsletter

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

CDC’s Emergency Partners newsletter provides updates, resources, and useful tips to subscribers interested in emergency preparedness and CDC’s emergency responses.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Mar

26

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2017 Health Equity Report

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The 2017 Health Equity Report is a resource from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Health Equity (OHE). This report describes the HRSA’s efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting equity. The report it comprehensive, with chapters covering the social determinants of… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

26

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Public Health Research Collaboration

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The paper, The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Academic Health Department Research Agenda: Comparison with WPHRN Priority Research Questions was developed by the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) and describes overlap between research questions from the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice’s Academic Health Department (AHD) Research… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Mar

15

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New Online Tool: Find a Partnership

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Practical Playbook website is a free online resource for those working to build or embrace collaborations between public health and primary care, including practical how-to tools and references as well as examples of how others have worked together successfully. Their latest tool, Find a Partner, is a curated online database of multi-sector partnerships dedicated to… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Mar

13

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National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program- Graphic Medicine

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional… Read More »

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

Mar

08

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Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region’s upcoming Boost Box webinar series will feature two librarians who developed escape rooms in their libraries. Alison Wessel will describe an escape room developed at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library to promote library services to health department employees. Olivia Glotfelty will… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Feb

23

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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick…. Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Feb

23

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

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