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Apr

28

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites

Apr

24

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Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies digital press kit

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

The CDC has shared infographics, statistics, factsheets, and additional resources about Zika as part of a digital press kit, Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies. The resources include rates of virus occurrence, tips on prevention, and information for health providers.

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Apr

20

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Responding to sexual or domestic violence – resources for rural communities

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and many useful resources are being shared across websites and social media. Accessing services and resources can be especially difficult in rural communities. Here are a few resources that might help those who support survivors of sexual or domestic violence in rural places. Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

Apr

11

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National Resource Center on Lupus

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

This new online resource is available online from the Lupus Foundation of America. The Resource Center has more than 600 medically-reviewed resources in English and Spanish, created and vetted in consultation with lupus experts. It also provides specialized content for children and teens, caregivers, and health care professionals. The Resource Center is a one-stop resource… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Apr

11

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Know the Science

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

There is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) provides links to information, videos, and interactive tools to assist better understanding of complex scientific topics that relate… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

03

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National Minority Health Month 2017

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

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), an awareness initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The theme for 2017 is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. The #NMHM17 site lists ways you can get involved: Use one of the sample social media posts to promote health equity Share… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

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

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