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Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »
Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, to explore the topics of… Read More »
Posted in: Mental Health
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This new guide was designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use… Read More »
Posted in: Mental Health
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 »
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 »
Futures without Violence, with funds from the HHS Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, has developed the IPV Toolkit specifically to aid health centers in building “a comprehensive and sustainable response to intimate partner violence (IPV)” and promoting prevention. The toolkit is available in web and PDF formats and gives resources for health centers including guides for… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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