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Mar

24

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Food Product Dating Information and Factsheet

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Mar

24

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

24

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All of Us Research Program

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

As part of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the NIH is leading the effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers to extend precision medicine to all diseases. The All of Us Research Program, formerly known as the PMI Cohort Program, will be a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Public Health

Mar

16

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NIMHD Research Endowment Grants for Higher Education

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

The purpose of this program is is to strengthen the research and training capacity/infrastructure at eligible institutions of higher education to facilitate minority health and health disparities research. The NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources grants are made to create a permanent institutional endowment fund to support institutional resources and research capacity building…The NIMHD Research… Read More »

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

Mar

08

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Chemicals in Cigarettes (in English and Spanish)

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a set of videos and interactive tools to lay the foundation for an important public health goal: to publish a list of the harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in tobacco in a way that is easy to understand. These videos provide the opportunity to explore the production of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Mar

02

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Flu Expected to Continue Several More Weeks

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

According to the latest CDC Update, flu is expected to continue for several more weeks. Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in mid-December, remained elevated through February 4, 2017, and is expected to continue. To date, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated overall, but influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses have also… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Mar

02

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HHS announces the Move Health Data Forward Challenge Winners

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winning submissions will now move on to the challenge’s last phase to develop applications that will allow individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

27

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Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Due April 4 2017 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will… Read More »

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

Feb

23

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Informed Consent Training Available for Health Professionals and Leaders

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

Many individuals do not understand the benefits, harms, and risks of treatment, even after signing a consent form. This raises patient safety and liability concerns, and runs counter to person-centered care. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has developed two interactive training modules that teach clear, comprehensive, engaging communication strategies that hospitals and clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

Feb

23

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Communicating About Food in Culturally Sensitive Ways

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

A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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