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Oct

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Partnering4Health Report

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Partnering4Health is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and between 2014 and 2017. Five national organizations were provided with CDC funding to support communities in their efforts to promote healthy lifestyle. The final aim of this project was to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, decrease obesity and reduce the… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

Oct

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Indian Health Service Website Webinar

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to the U.S. Indian Health Service Website” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to find information on the recently-revised website of the U.S. Indian Health Service. Expected… Read More »

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

Oct

04

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Latest Health Disparities Data with the New Healthy People 2020 Widget

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Find the Latest Health Disparities Data with the New Healthy People 2020 Widget! The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs… Read More »

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

Sep

28

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Cleanup After Flooding

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments

The AgriSafe Network is a organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. Here is their resources page on safe cleanup after flooding. Floodwater can be contaminated by pollutants, sewage, pesticides, and more. While health isn’t always the first concern after a flood, protecting health is a high… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Sep

26

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV). Futures without Violence (aka FUTURES), a nonprofit benefit corporation, sponsors this awareness-raising day “to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Sep

26

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Flu Season Digital Media Toolkit

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC has released its 2017-18 Flu Season Digital Campaign Toolkit. In the #FightFlu toolkit, you’ll find Calendar of events Posters Flyer Fact sheets Messages to share in newsletters, on websites, or via email Social media messages and images Website buttons and badges (including animated gifs)

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library

Sep

22

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Walking in the Workplace

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments

“Walk This Way“, a September 19, 2017 blog post from Community Commons by Andrea Waner, emphasizes the importance of walking and physical activity and how the workplace can support an active lifestyle. The article uses data from County Health Rankings and resources from ChangeLab Solutions, such as: Walk This Way guidebook Workplace Wellness site –… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Sep

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New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Curriculum: HIV/HCV Co-infection

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

An estimated 20-25% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are co-infected with Hepatitis C. “People who are co-infected with HIV and HCV are a priority population for HCV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment because liver-related death is common among this population,” observed Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor in the HHS Office… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Sep

07

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Webjunction Libraries and the Opioid Crisis Town Hall Webinar

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis on September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET.

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Sep

07

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CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Information

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC maintains Environmental Health and Natural Disasters and Severe Weather pages such as Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms. There are links to information on Safe Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey and Get tips to keep you and your family safe after a hurricane. Information on before and after a hurricane, resources for families, and information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

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