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April is National Minority Health Month

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns



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American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy



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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Public Library, 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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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information



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March is National Nutrition Month

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

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Websites



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Cervical Health Awareness Month

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

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). The National Cervical Cancer Coalition dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information



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Men’s Health Month

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

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites



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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites



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May is Mental Health Month

Posted by on April 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

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

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