Every year, over 400 Americans die of carbon monoxide poisoning. For Carbon Monoxide poisoning prevention tips in English and 16 other languages, go to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ekr81r.
Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar focusing on the importance of reproductive and sexual health and how one organization is addressing the reproductive and sexual health needs of its community.
Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Date and time: March 20, 2014 12:30PM ET
Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/1ge99Od
A comprehensive health and lifestyle analysis of people from a range of Hispanic/Latino origins shows that this segment of the U.S. population is diverse, not only in ancestry, culture, and economic status, but also in the prevalence of several diseases, risk factors, and lifestyle habits. These health data are derived from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), led by the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a landmark study that enrolled about 16,415 Hispanic/Latino adults living in San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and the Bronx, N.Y., who self-identified with Central American, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or South American origins. These new findings have been compiled and published as the Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book: A Report to the Communities. The full report is available in English and Spanish.
Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book: A Report to the Communities (English and Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1hTbu0J
Intimate Partner Violence in the United States – 2010 is a new report describing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). This report presents detailed information describing the public health burden of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the United States, including an in-depth look at the scope of IPV and its far-ranging consequences. The report shows younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, those with lower incomes, and those who have had recent food or housing insecurity experience higher rates of IPV. While many men experience IPV, women are disproportionately affected.
Intimate Partner Violence in the United States – 2010: http://1.usa.gov/1cBqtxG
How often should you refresh your emergency supplies? At least every six months, experts say. But with everything else that’s going on in life, remembering to do so can be hard. That’s why American Public Health Association’s (APHA’s) Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign uses the twice-a-year clock change as a reminder. The campaign advises people to refresh their stockpile, such as their emergency food, water and batteries, when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time. Every American should have at least a three-day supply of food and water in case of an emergency, including one gallon of water per person per day, according to preparedness experts. Other supplies that should be on hand include a first-aid kit, a can opener, flashlight, battery-operated radio and batteries.
Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks (English and Spanish): http://bit.ly/1f776LR
“Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government’s so-called WIC program will have greater access to fruits, vegetables and whole grains under an overhaul of the program unveiled on Friday [February 28, 2014.]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture hailed the revamping of its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children as the first comprehensive revisions to WIC food voucher allowances since 1980.
The list of foods that recipients could pay for with WIC vouchers was long limited to such basics as milk, infant formula, cheese, eggs, cereals, bread and tuna fish.
But many of the changes finalized by the USDA on Friday were instituted on an interim basis in 2007, including the introduction of fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables to the list of WIC-covered foods.
In its final form, the overhaul will boost by 30 percent, or $2 per month, the allowance for each child’s fruit and vegetable purchases, and permit fresh produce in lieu of jarred infant food for babies, if their parents prefer.
The update also expands whole grain options available to recipients and allows yogurt as a partial milk substitute, adding to the soy-based beverages and tofu that were previously included.”
To read more visit: http://reut.rs/1ovhQo5
Rural Assistance Center - Information and resources for rural health and human service providers so they can help their patients, clients, and community members understand the health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.
Available here: http://bit.ly/1hQJPhN
PBS KIDS announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly website based on Arthur called “Arthur Family Health,” and features topics such as asthma, peanut allergies, nutrition and fitness. The website offers games as well as videos to communicate health informaiton and also has special sections for parents and teachers.
To visit Arthur Family Health click here: http://to.pbs.org/MRURXP
In 2012, PBS releases an app called D.W.’s Unicorn Adventure that encourages kids ages 4-6 to help D.W. save a lost unicorn by powering up with nutritious foods.
To download the app for iOS click here: http://bit.ly/1dwVjW1
The The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has launched a new website, offering easier access to current funding and research training opportunities, as well as important information on acute and chronic digestive and kidney diseases and conditions. Visit the site to locate an internship, find tips for seeking funding, and learn more about clinical trials, Resources for families are also available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1g1nzB7