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Apr

03

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Intro to Mapping and Reporting on Community Commons

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm CT New to Community Commons or wanting to learn more about the free tools available on the site? Register for this intro webinar and learn how to make, save, and export a basic map and community health needs assessment. About Community Commons (from CommunityCommons.org) Community Commons is a place… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Mar

29

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National Public Health Week April 3-9, 2017

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has a website showcasing ways you can participate in National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 3rd through 9th, 2017. You can join in the twitter chat on April 5th, become a NPHW partner, post events you will be hosting, and much more. There is also a toolkit, complete with fact… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Mar

24

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Food Product Dating Information and Factsheet

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

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

20

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Tox Town

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found. Tox Town is available in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Multilingual, Websites

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

13

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Easy-to-Read Drug Facts website

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments

The February 2017 NIH News in Health lists Easy-to-Read Drug Facts as its featured website. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “this easy-to-read website talks about drug use, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, 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

06

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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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