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Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your area. Encourage your friends, family, and clients to explore local farmers markets. Please see the site for more information: http://1.usa.gov/1XWfLqj
Picture Public Health is a newly launched stock photo marketplace, focused specifically on health. The site’s goal is to make it easier for public health professionals to find authentic, relatable stock photos that model healthy behaviors while also challenging stereotypes. Right now, they’re working with photographers and agencies to build their library of photos. If you know a photographer or agency who might be interested in contributing original photos, they’re looking for people to help spread the word. You can also sign up to be notified with updates as they progress. Visit their site: http://bit.ly/1X0nxjZ
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming for minority populations. A large resource collection and confidential access to information are great assets your library can tap into for free. Visit the Knowledge Center Library’s page here: http://1.usa.gov/1Uangnt and read more in this article from WebJunction: http://bit.ly/1X0lpso
This year, during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week http://1.usa.gov/1TDuTJc, the CDC is encouraging swimmers to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick or hurt while enjoying the pool, hot tub/spa, or water playground . Learn more about how to stay healthy while swimming or playing in the water, visit CDC’s Healthy Swimming Websites http://1.usa.gov/1scNLm3 or http://1.usa.gov/1Z339vW and/or the Drowning Prevention Website http://1.usa.gov/1NPT8BD.
A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.
Report Brief: http://bit.ly/25nYlIM
Full report: http://bit.ly/1P0q3DQ
The Joint Commission an independent, not-for-profit organization, who accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States has released a new podcast on informed consent for the consumer. Informed consent is an important component of establishing quality, patient-centered health care. Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, patient safety officer and medical director in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, discusses this topic and more http://bit.ly/1TDp91X
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has made available a collection of papers on the social determinants of health. “Achieving Health Equity: How Academic Medicine Is Addressing the Social Determinants of Health” offers a snapshot of some of the strategies medical schools and teaching hospitals have launched to narrow inequities and address social factors that affect community health: http://bit.ly/248djN8
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is launching a new initiative:Advancing Preconception Health in Communities: Launching the First National Consumer Preconception Health Resource & Campaign. Attend a webinar, http://bit.ly/1U8QeEi, on Friday, May 27 to learn more about the program, called Show your Love.
Show Your Love, http://bit.ly/248cKD4, encourages young adults and their support systems to show love to themselves, their loved ones, and future families by educating themselves about optimal preconception health practices and taking an active role in their health and wellness.