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Jul

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Tox Town Science Classroom

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students? Explore the National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town Science Classroom to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more. Tox Town offers high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Jul

09

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Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities

Posted by on July 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities was created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. This comprehensive toolbox provides information about grant funding for drug-free rural communities, resources for treatment and services for individuals, community assessment resources, a rural community action… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Veterans Resources, Websites

Jun

09

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Smithsonian Online Exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Though the Smithsonian Museums are closed, the content of their exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” is available online. Take this opportunity to read and explore so as to gain some context for the current pandemic we are confronting.

Posted in: Websites

Jun

04

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Greater Good in Action

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Greater Good in Action provides science-based practices for a meaningful life. The site provides activities or practices for developing personal well-being. Activities are easy to browse by topic, such as “empathy,” “kindness,” and “resilience to stress.” Each activity provides the steps for “how to do it” and the research behind the activity or, “why to… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Websites

May

26

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Digital Literacy Tools and Resources from PLA

Posted by on May 26th, 2020 0 comments

LinkedIn Learning for Libraries LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is excited to share that after continued discussions with the library community over the past few months, it’s taking the first steps toward building a new LinkedIn Learning library product that’s dedicated to serving the needs of library customers and patrons. While LinkedIn works to develop this… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Library, Webinars, Websites

May

07

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Addictionary: a Glossary of Substance Use Disorder Terminology

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Addictionary is a glossary of substance use disorder terminology, created by the Recovery Research Institute. The glossary encourages using person-first language to destigmatize substance use disorders. Common terms that reinforce stigmas are labeled with a “stigma alert” in the glossary, and an alternate term is provided. Additional resources about reducing stigma are provided throughout…. Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Apr

02

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EthnoMed Updated

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

EthnoMed provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees. EthnoMed has been a trusted source for many years and the website was recently redesigned and updated. The new site is visually engaging and allows users to easily filter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Mar

10

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Mar

10

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MyPlate Kitchen

Posted by on March 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites

Feb

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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