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Potential Harm of Unnecessary Health Care

The New Yorker has published an article in their Annals of Health Care issue on the avalanche of unnecessary medical care, which could potentially harm patients physically and financially and what can be done about it.

To read the article, please visit: nyr.kr/1CyBGX0

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.

Please visit their website for these resources: bit.ly/1RDiT3K

 

American Academy of Nursing Partners with Consumer Reports

The American Academy of Nursing has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring health care recommendations developed by nurse leaders to consumers. The Academy’s “Choosing Wisely” list of things patients and nurses should question, has been developed into useful brochures by Consumer Reports for consumers to reference for common health practices and treatments.

To read more, visit bit.ly/1GC22YT

 

Diabetic Eye Disease Educational Resources and Materials

NIH’s National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) offers a new resource: Diabetic Eye Disease Educational Resources and Materials. NEHEP provides tip sheets, infographics, toolkits and guides that target African American, AI/AN, and Hispanic/Latino communities. http://1.usa.gov/1TNmyjk

Healthy People 2020 Objective Data Search

Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade. Search the objectives data online to locate date by state level, populations, type of intervention, health condition and more:  http://1.usa.gov/1GIA2pT

¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Vital Signs presents its first national study on Hispanic health. ¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health! covers the leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors and access to health services.

Ways to improve health include: existence of a medical home, using community health workers, and providing interpreter services. This resource features information for government agencies, health professionals, community health workers, and everyone! http://1.usa.gov/1NimuUq

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control have updated the prevention and treatment guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. These guidelines replace CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.

Guidelines: http://1.usa.gov/1H3siQs

Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

“A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions.  The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the tragic events in Charleston, S.C.  The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.

Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers.  The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services.”

Preventing heat-related illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control, extreme heat caused over 7400 deaths in the United States between 1999-2010.

Check out these resources to prevent heat-related illness.

Keep your cool in hot weather (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1GBccMt

Heat Illness (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1dY6f2g

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Thursday, June 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

Where we are born, live, work, play and age has a profound effect on our health throughout our lives. It is critical that policies to reduce health disparities address these social determinants of health in order to advance health equity.

During Men’s Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health is hosting a webinar, “Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color,” to bring greater awareness to issues impacting health and opportunities for minority men. Leading experts will examine strategies across public health, education, employment and justice sectors that seek to improve health outcomes for boys and men of color.

Who should attend: 
Community-based and nonprofit organizations, public health and health care providers, national advocacy organizations, policy makers and others who provide services to minority men and/or have an interest in men’s health.

Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to access the live session on June 25.

To register: http://bit.ly/1G7OF3s