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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Websites

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Community Health Workers’ Role in Addressing Infant Mortality

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 0 comments

Although the Infant Mortality Rate in the United States is falling, it is still worse than its peer nations, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Several U.S. cities are implementing programs to try to address this problem, which is an indicator of the overall health of a community. Because it is so important to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

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AHRQ and Data from the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

In the recent AHRQ Views, researcher Anne Elixhauser discusses published statistics about the opioid crisis from newspapers and government databases such  as AHRQ’s. Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data covers how AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) database has information about hospitalizations and emergency room visits. AHRQ also… Read More »

Posted in: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health

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Participate in the Healthy People 2030 Planning Process!

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

Jun

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Jun

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Rural Health Opioid Program

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities. The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related… Read More »

Posted in: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Jun

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jun

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Opioid Epidemic Swamps Hospitals – Latest Data

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The opioid epidemic swamped hospitals with 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year, according to data released from the AHRQ. The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

Jun

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Get Naloxone Now

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

This web site provides information on how to respond to an overdose. Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Get Naloxone Now advocates for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose.  An  individual,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library

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National HIV Testing Day June 27th

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Visit the CDC’s National HIV Testing Day page to find important online resources, social media sample  messages, posters and infographics to raise awareness and promote the CDC’s HIV testing campaign. Materials are available to help you incorporate the campaign in your community.

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Websites

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