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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

Feb

23

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Protect Yourself from Health Scams

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

The National Institute on Aging has information on protecting yourself from health scams, particularly for older adults as they are often targeted. Today, there are more ways than ever to sell untested products—online, TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers are just a few examples. Actors portray doctors and patients on infomercials. You might even get an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Senior

Feb

14

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Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives…. Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Feb

13

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Community Commons webinars – New Data and Using Data for Advocacy

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

New Data Spotlight: 500 Cities and ACS 2011-2015 Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z18z This webinar will highlight the newest data available on Community Commons – including the recently released 500 Cities Data and the American Community Survey five year estimates from 2011-2015. About 500 Cities Project from… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Feb

07

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Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

Learn how CDC is investing in your area to combat AR: Use the Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map, a public web app that provides information on CDC’s key AR activities by state. Text is from the CDC Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Feb

07

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The CDC has a number of resources to aid in education and prevention campaigns VetoViolence (Violence Education Tools Online) Includes trainings such as Dating Matters, a free, online course available to “educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health” Teen Dating Violence as a featured… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Websites

Feb

04

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Women and Heart Disease Month

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is sponsoring a national program called The Heart Truth®, in partnership with many national and community organizations. The program’s goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and its risk factors among women and educate and motivate… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health, Websites

Jan

31

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Fact sheets on winter health dangers

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

APHA’s Get Ready campaign has fact sheets on winter storms, cold weather safety, and cold and flu. The PDF documents are available in English and Spanish. Not familiar with APHA Get Ready? This American Public Health Association (APHA) campaign “helps Americans prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu,… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

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