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State Health Indicator Reports Tool

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

State Health Facts is a project from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation that provides health information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their Custom State Reports database contains over 800 health indicators and allows users to select the indicators most important to their work and generate a custom report from selected… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Regional Information



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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinar

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county rankings measure a variety of health related factors on an annual basis. Examples of these factors include high school graduation rates, air quality and obesity. The Roadmaps provide guidance… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information, Webinars



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My Tribal Area

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

The U.S. Census Bureau created My Tribal Area, a tool that gives quick access to tribal area statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). The broad categories include People, Jobs, Housing, Economy, and Education. More detailed views display income, health insurance coverage, occupations, and many more stats collected by the ACS.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Regional Information, Websites



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Native American Cultural Competency Webinar

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Wednesday, April 20, 2017, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET Hosted by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII) For more information and to register, visit RHEC VIII’s In the Spotlight. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to do the following: list three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services identify… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Regional Information, Webinars



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Staying Active this Winter: Tips

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

Last week,  Punxsutawney Phil predicted six weeks more of winter. The following resources can help you stay active, even in the cold and snow. Find a national park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/oion Find a state park: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hhae Fighting the Winter Blues (HealthySD.gov): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ar1f

Posted in: General, Regional Information, Websites



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Plague: It’s not just in the history books (APHA)

Posted by on December 8th, 2016 0 comments

For most of us, thinking of plague reminds us of the “black death” of the Middle Ages. Plague is still something that affects thousands of people in the world each year, even some in the western United States. Check out the American Public Health Association’s blog postings about prevention and symptoms. Plague: It’s not just… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Regional Information



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Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Posted by on July 11th, 2016 0 comments

Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit. Download materials: http://bit.ly/29HfJAZ

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, Public Health, Regional Information



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Learn How to Use Free and Low Cost Mapping Tools

Posted by on June 24th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

You can learn how to use free and low cost mapping tools to create community health maps through a series of six lab exercises available at the Community Health Maps blog.  The lab exercises take the student through the entire Community Health Mapping Workflow from field data collection through online data presentation. For each of the… Read More »

Posted in: General, Inner City, Low Income, Public Health, Regional Information



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Farmers Markets Directory

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your… Read More »

Posted in: General, Regional Information, Rural, Websites



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MedlinePlus Health Topic: Chikungunya

Posted by on April 4th, 2016 0 comments

MedlinePlus has published a new health topic page on chikungunya virus. From MedlinePlus: “Chikungunya is a virus that spread by the same kinds of mosquitoes that spread dengue and Zika virus. Rarely, it can spread from mother to newborn around the time of birth. It may also possibly spread through infected blood. There have been outbreaks… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Regional Information

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