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Nov

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HIV/AIDS Information Resources Online Course

Posted by on November 29th, 2017 0 comments

The HIV/AIDS Information Resources from the National Library of Medicine online course is designed to provide valuable health information resources from NLM and other reliable sources to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available online. This free, 30-minute course can be accessed at any time and will cover… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Public Health

Nov

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Resources for World AIDS Day

Posted by on November 28th, 2017 0 comments

For World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, share educational materials in multiple languages about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and living with the condition.  Health professionals can find multilingual HIV/AIDS patient materials on HealthReach, a website created by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable health information in many languages and formats.  Share the eight-part HIV/AIDS… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health

Nov

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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach

Nov

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New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2017 0 comments

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, News from NLM/NIH, Public Health

Oct

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One Health Day

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Gearing Up for National Preparedness Month

Posted by on August 24th, 2017 1 comment

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is just around the corner, starting September 1. Here are some tips from the Ready Campaign to help kick off your planning for the month of September. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Back to School

Posted by on August 10th, 2017 0 comments

It’s almost time for K-12 students to head back to class! Parents, educators, and health professionals are gearing up in the month of August for a wide variety of activities surrounding the beginning of a new school year. Check out these health information topics and resources to assist your community in Back-t0-School preparations. Whole School,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12, Public Health

Jun

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Independence Day Tips

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Independence Day is almost here, which means many communities are preparing for a long weekend of outdoor activities, cookouts, and fireworks to celebrate. Health and safety are especially important in maximizing holiday fun, so check out these tips to include in your Fourth of July planning! Wear sunglasses outdoors – sunglasses are a great fashion… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, K-12

Apr

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Twitter Chats for Minority Health Month

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

April is National Minority Health Month. This year the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) have organized some amazing online events to help spread awareness of health disparities, and open discussions about minority health issues. Not sure where to start when… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Mar

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ChooseMyPlate for National Nutrition Month

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments

March is National Nutrition Month! Did you know the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an entire website dedicated to healthy eating? Here are just a few of the awesome resources you can find on ChooseMyPlate.gov: Explore the food groups – learn about all of the food groups, including why we need them, where you… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

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