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Walking in the Workplace

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments

“Walk This Way“, a September 19, 2017 blog post from Community Commons by Andrea Waner, emphasizes the importance of walking and physical activity and how the workplace can support an active lifestyle. The article uses data from County Health Rankings and resources from ChangeLab Solutions, such as: Walk This Way guidebook Workplace Wellness site –… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Sep

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Sep

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September 2017 Go4Life Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month is to help older adults move a little more, work a little harder, and try all 4 types of exercise. Online tools are available to inspire… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Sep

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Aug

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Healthcare Ready Disaster-Response Tools

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Healthcare Ready has two pharmacy-related tools to help the public in preparing for and responding to disasters. RxOpen displays locations of pharmacies and whether their statuses are open, closed, or unknown. Rx on the Run is a template you can use to create a wallet card to document prescriptions and other medical information so you… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Websites

Aug

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Disaster resources from NLM and SAMHSA

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources for emergency and disaster preparedness and response: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe NNLM Webinar September 21, 2017 at 11am CT Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Includes resources specific to many types of populations such as… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites

Aug

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Getty Images: Diversity Pictures and Images

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When working and engaging with diverse communities, it’s important to use images and pictures that reflect that diversity. Getty Images wants the changing world to be reflected in your communications and touts that depicting diversity is one of their biggest priorities. Explore what’s available here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/cfl4

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Uncategorized, Websites

Aug

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Aug

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Updated Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from NLM

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

The list of Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch has been updated with new resources added under all sections.  Find links to reliable online resources that cover cultural competency, health literacy, health resources in multiple languages, limited English proficiency, multicultural research, and more.  New sections have also been added to the list,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Aug

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New Social Determinants Infographic from Healthy People 2020

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Each month, a new infographic is published related to a Leading Health Indicator from Healthy People 2020. July’s features on-time high school graduation rate as a social determinant of health. You can find other infographics related to the Healthy People 2020 indicators in the LHI Infographic Gallery.

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

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