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Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training

Posted by on April 5th, 2010 0 comments

To help public health professionals respond to the problem of limited health literacy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a free “Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training” program. The purpose of this training is to educate public health professionals about limited health literacy and their role in addressing it… Read More »

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New Knowledge Path – Physical Activity

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 0 comments

The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new edition of the knowledge path, Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents. This electronic guide points to resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving physical activity levels within families, schools and… Read More »

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April is minority health month

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 0 comments

Health disparities affect vulnerable populations as defined by: race/ethnicity; socio-economic status; geography; gender; age; disability status; and risk status related to sex and gender. Minority populations have a higher incidence of chronic disease, higher mortality, and poorer health outcomes. The U.S. faces serious health disparities: • While African Americans account for 13% of the U.S…. Read More »

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