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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 »
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.
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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 »
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
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work… Read More »