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Educational Packets Available from NNLM’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating Center

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

NNLM’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating Center (NACC) has curated educational packets for community-based organizations working with people with HIV. Each packet contains print books, brochures, and handouts that can be used in your resource room or shared with your clients. Educational packets are scheduled to be mailed in July 2020. Please email NACC nacc@umassmed.edu if you would like… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, HIV/AIDS



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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



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Social Media Posts on Mental Health from NIMH

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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an important opportunity to share information about mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides education and awareness resources, including images and messages to share on social media. Topics for these ready-made social media posts include Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Coping with… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Mental Health



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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



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MyPlate App

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

Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information



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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy



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HEADS UP for Concussion Awareness

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

HEADS UP is a series of educational initiatives, developed by CDC, that all have a common goal: Protect kids and teens by raising awareness and informing action to improve prevention, recognition, and response to concussion and other serious brain injuries. Recent HEADS UP initiatives focus on sports programs and schools as key places to share… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens



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Educational Opportunities in January

Posted by on December 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

If you are already making plans for your January educational or professional activities, consider one/all of the following webinars; women’s health, rural health, and aging populations. American Society on Aging: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia. This webinar will provide examples of community-based programs that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Webinars



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Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools: A Toolkit

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Science Tools in the Classroom for Elementary and Middle School Students

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Science Tools  in the Classroom tools are designed to interest elementary and middle school students in DNA-based applications for basic science research to address fundamental challenges in our world. Teachers can boost their science knowledge and provide students with a bioinformatics-based kit of interesting, engaging instructional materials. Microbes, diseases, and forensics are just a few… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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