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Webinar For Faith-based and Community Organizations on Youth Preparedness Resources and Partnerships

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and whole community partners invite you to join a co-hosted a webinar, Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness, intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities. Audience members will hear from organizations that are affirmers of the National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education and how they can work alongside youth and leverage existing resources and partnerships to increase preparedness in communities.

Title: Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
Register: http://bit.ly/1KR2GJe

Child Health USA 2014

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Maternal and Child Health Bureau – A collection of data on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the Nations children. Addresses poverty, education, child care, and health service utilization and financing. Includes selected data by rural and urban residence.  1.usa.gov/1Hyt9oL

Hispanic Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Are you doing outreach about Hispanic youth in the juveline justice system? This updated Statistical Briefing Book from the U.S. Department of Justice answers frequently asked questions about this topic:  http://1.usa.gov/1FP6sQf

Newborn Screening Clearinghouse

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Run by a cooperative agreement from the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baby’s First Test increases awareness, knowledge, and understanding of newborn screening for expectant and new parents, health professionals, industry representatives, and the public; connects state and regional public health groups; facilitates data and resource sharing; and responds to emerging technologies and corresponding public health challenges. Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse, which provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. Resources are available in English: http://bit.ly/1byu7bh and in Spanish: http://bit.ly/1F6gJZL.

Circle of Life Multimedia Program HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Circle of Life program, from the U.S. HHS Office of Minority Health, is based on the Medicine Wheel to teach about mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum is for middle school-aged students to learn about risks through multimedia and interactive tools, available at: http://1.usa.gov/1byryGc.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Monday, May 4th, 2015

May 3-9 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out the Child Mental Health health topic page on MedlinePlus for current news and information on symptoms, conditions, treatment and related issues.

Child Mental Health: MedlinePlus http://1.usa.gov/1ccTnVN

CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s Data, Trends and Maps online tool allows you to search for and view indicators related to nutrition, physical activity and obesity. You can search on the basis of a specific location or an indicator.

Data, Trends and Maps is an interactive database that provides data on obesity status as well as select behavioral, environmental and policy data in the areas of breastfeeding, energy dense food consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and television viewing. The system was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The database includes information from multiple data sources and can be displayed by national, state or selected locations.

CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps: http://1.usa.gov/1GCwpib

Safely Measuring Kids’ Medicine

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Kitchen spoons are great for mixing up your family’s favorite recipes, but when it comes to measuring kids medicine, teaspoons and tablespoons should be left in the utensil drawer, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP is urging parents, physicians and pharmacists to use only metric measurements on prescriptions, drug labels and dosing devices to make sure children receive the correct amount of medication.

“Household spoons vary in size. They are not precise. Parents should use syringes, which is a much more accurate way for them to give their child the intended dose of medication.”

According to the Academy more than 70,000 children visit emergency rooms each year because of unintentional medication overdoses. One recent study found that those errors are significantly less common among parents who use only milliliter-based dosing. The Academy is recommending several changes to improve accuracy, including: The use of standard label language with lower case m and upper case L as the only abbreviation for milliliter. Having pediatricians review milliliter-based doses with families when a prescription is written. Including NO extra markings on dosing devices, as well as the elimination of oversize syringes and cups. And asking manufacturers to eliminate use of all other dosing units other than metric.

To read more about correctly measuring kids medicine go to: http://bit.ly/1GCh06v

NLM Releases TOXinvaders, a Mobile Game about Chemistry, the Environment and Health

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine launches TOXinvaders, an environmental health and toxicology game for iPhone and iPad, available from the Apple Store.

TOXinvaders supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, environment and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for middle and high school students, as well as an entertaining learning activity for gaming aficionados of all ages. In the classroom environment, TOXinvaders works best as a supplement to NLM Tox Town, Environmental Health Student Portal, TOXMAP, and ChemIDplus Web sites.

The game consists of four fast-paced levels, in which a launcher is used to annihilate toxic chemicals falling from the sky and earn protective shield points by capturing “good chemicals.” To move on to the next level, players must take a brief quiz about the chemicals. These dynamically generated tests provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental health and toxicology from the game’s chemical information sheet and from NLM Web sites.

Click here for the link to the Apple Store to download the app: http://apple.co/1NvGl6o

 

 

Assessing Patient Health Information Needs for Developing Consumer Health IT Tools (webinar)

Monday, April 13th, 2015

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

“As the development of consumer health IT tools becomes increasingly commonplace, methods for analyzing their personal health information management needs must become an embedded component of the design lifecycle. The projects presented in this Web conference will discuss the identification of users’ personal health information management practices and the context in which these practices occur to inform the development of consumer health IT tools to improve communication of safety concerns of hospitalized patients and effective health management of patients with diabetes and children with asthma.”

Thursday, May 7 1:30-3:00 pm ET

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1PDJEqL