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The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law (webinar)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law (webinar)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

1-2:30 PM (ET)

From the Network for Public Health Law:

“This webinar examines the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and associated legal issues. Speakers will describe current vaccination recommendations, provide an overview of vaccination laws and exemptions, explore state temporary exclusion laws related to unvaccinated students, and highlight lessons learned by LA County [California] in implementing legal disease control measures.”

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

 

Measles: Resources

Monday, February 9th, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the United States saw more measles in the first month of 2015 than it usually sees in an entire year.

MedlinePlus has reliable information on the current outbreak, prevention, potential complications and patient handouts. Information is in English and Spanish.

Measles (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1xZmPS1

NLM Launches New Twitter Stream For K-12 Science Educators

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services division works with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs.

The K-12 Science and Health Education Directory contains resources on topics including biology, environmental health science, chemistry, forensics and medical technology, genetics, HIV/AIDS, and more!

Additionally, a new NLM Twitter stream with resources for K-12 science educators can be found at: @NLM_K12.

K-12 Science and Health Education Directory: http://1.usa.gov/1Iifk3x
@NLM_K12 Twitter: http://bit.ly/1DIboTg

New Brochure: Eating Disorders

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The National Institute of Mental Health has published a new brochure entitled “Eating Disorders: About More Than Food.” The brochure is designed for educators, caregivers and health professionals.

Download or order print copies here: http://1.usa.gov/1D6zfhs.

Eating Disorders (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/16b36YX

Funding Announcement: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

From the HHS Office of Adolescent Health:

“The purpose of FOA AH-MAI-15-001 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health is to fund an organization that will support the maintenance, operation, and re-launch of a national HIV/AIDS resource center. The Resource Center will promote practical strategies to assist in the implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescent youth, in particular adolescents at high risk and African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Funding for this project comes from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). OAH anticipates funding one grantee with an annual budget of up to $350,000 per year for a three-year project period.”

Applications are due April 10, 2015

More information: http://1.usa.gov/1zNt16N

New handout: Synthetic Drugs

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The American Public Health Association has a new one-page handout entitled “Synthetic drugs: Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it’s safe.” The handout is available in English and Spanish and can be freely reproduced.

Healthy You: Synthetic Drugs: http://bit.ly/UD9hur

 

National Drug Facts Week – Information for Teens

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recognizes January 26-February 1, 2015 as National Drug Facts Week. For further information, events, activities, social media and print campaigns, and other tools, please visit NIDA for Teens: http://1.usa.gov/1EqJUVN

Building Awareness of Gender Differences that are Important to Healthcare and Research Studies

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Video Discussions with five diverse communities

The videos are intended for use by researchers, course instructors and students. The hope is that awareness of gender issues specific to each community and across communities will improve the ways in which researchers and healthcare providers collaborate with diverse communities throughout the research and healthcare process.

These videos were created with funding from the NIH/NLM Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project in partnership with The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The link to the videos is:  http://bit.ly/1E9ZmFL

It is not too late to get your Healthy Living Calendars and American Public Health Association (APHA) Tips for Tots Calendar for 2015

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Healthy Living Calendars

The CDC has published a variety of one-page calendars that promote taking simple steps every day for a safe and healthy life. You can choose from Healthy Women, Healthy Communities, and Healthy Men. These colorful calendars are available as a PDF in English and Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1CQwtup

APHA Tips for Tots Calendar

It’s not too late to get the 2015 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual “Get Ready” calendar. This year, the calendar features cute tots providing preparedness tips. You can download online or order the calendar from APHA. http://bit.ly/1CCg3pc and http://bit.ly/15zVHTo

Emergency Preparedness Apps for Children

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Red Cross Monster Guard App

Monster Guard app, created by the American Red Cross, is geared toward children between the ages of 7 and 11. It teaches kids how to prepare for and react to potential emergency situations in a fun and engaging way. Users can play as one of five monster characters and complete up to 15 training sessions including levels like the “Fire Escape Episode” or the “Flood Episode.” http://rdcrss.org/1GwCbYi

Ready Wrigley App

The Ready Wrigley mobile application was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to teach children about what to do in emergency situations. Critical information about emergencies is weaved into the mobile app using age-appropriate language and activities to teach children about preparedness and response. It is targeted for children, ages 2-8. http://1.usa.gov/1yI306O