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Jun

15

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New Health Disparities Data Widget Announced by Healthy People 2020 Team!

Posted by on June 15th, 2017

The Healthy People 2020 team has announced the release of its health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that if tackled appropriately will dramatically reduce the leading causes of… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Data, Health Disparities, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

May

11

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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse for Diverse Populations

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

The CDC has declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. The… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Healthcare Professionals, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Apr

18

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Online Interactive Health Literacy Training Available!

Posted by on April 18th, 2017

Both the general public and health information professionals should be familiar with the important topic of health literacy. According to MedlinePlus, health literacy is defined as “how well a person can get the health information and services that they need, and how well they understand them.” A number of interactive online trainings are available for… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Apr

05

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Events for April 2017 National Minority Health Month!

Posted by on April 5th, 2017

April is National Minority Health Month, and the 2017 theme is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, which emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) offers a number of events and promotional materials to celebrate National Minority Health Month… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Events, Health Disparities, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Social networking

Mar

24

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New NIH Resource Launched: Language Access Portal!

Posted by on March 24th, 2017

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has just launched the Language Access Portal (LAP). This resource provides access to reliable cross-cultural and linguistically appropriate health information from NIH and other federal agencies, for tools to help communication with populations with limited English proficiency. NIMHD is committed to supporting research and communications… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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