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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

Jun

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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

Jun

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LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Trainings

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

Cultural competency training is the foundation for all person-directed care, but it can be difficult to locate high-quality training content. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides information regarding various training programs designed and facilitated by leaders in LGBT aging advocacy and cultural competency. Cultural competency training is available at all levels.

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

Jun

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Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Futures without Violence, with funds from the HHS Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, has developed the IPV Toolkit specifically to aid health centers in building “a comprehensive and sustainable response to intimate partner violence (IPV)” and promoting prevention. The toolkit is available in web and PDF formats and gives resources for health centers including guides for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Jun

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Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions – NASEM Workshop

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments

The National Academies Roundtable on Health Literacy is hosting a free workshop on July 19, 2017 that will include panels, presentations, and discussions of health literacy interventions. Registrants may attend via webcast or in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. Visit Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: A Workshop for more information and to register…. Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Webinars

Jun

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National HIV Test Day Resources in Spanish from NLM

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and resources on HIV testing and diagnosis are available in Spanish through the National Library of Medicine. Find Spanish-language resources on AIDSource and infoSIDA, and share these resources with Spanish-speaking communities to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis. AIDSource:  Under the section Prevención del VIH:… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

During June, the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OMH) invites you to join the observance of Men’s Health Month and the efforts to encourage men and boys to take steps to live healthier. On average, men in the U.S. die five and a half years earlier… Read More »

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

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