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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

New From Diversity Data Kids: Policy Equity Assessment and FMLA

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Family Medical Leave ACT (FMLA) is designed to address workers’ need to balance work duties with caring for family members with health conditions. According to research the parents’ ability to participate in their child’s care improves health outcomes. But access to FMLA is disproportionate among lower skill, lower wage jobs, racial or ethnic minorities, female and immigrant workers.

Diversity Data Kids, from the Heller School for Social and Policy Management, offers resources to understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), its effectiveness, and improvements needed to reduce inequities: http://bit.ly/1x2mePT

Stay Active this Winter

Monday, January 12th, 2015

When the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling, it can be hard to keep your New Years resolutions to be more active. Here are some resources for winter weather activities.

On January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the United States Forest Service will waive most day-use fees at national forests and grasslands. Find a location near you at Recreation.gov.

Cold-Weather Sports and Your Family (Nemours Foundation): http://bit.ly/14QMFAq

Winter fitness: safety tips for exercising outdoors (Mayo Clinic): http://mayocl.in/1y58Bp3

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Launches a New Video Series

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) announces the launch of its new video series, “SPARK Talks: Suicide Prevention, Innovation, and Action.” SPARK Talks are Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, andKnowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement. Each of these innovators describes a new development or direction in the field that can have an impact on suicide and issues a call to action.

SPRC invites you to spark conversation by sharing your own comments—along with the videos—via social media, newsletters, and websites, or by showing them as part of a presentation. You could spark innovation by using the videos and the associated resources to inform your own implementation. And you could spark action by submitting your success story via a form on the SPARK Talks website.

SPRC is a SAMHSA grantee and is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase knowledge, build capacity, and promote collaboration. SPRC serves individuals, groups, and organizations that play important roles in suicide prevention.

To visit SPRC: http://bit.ly/1zAzBKb

To view the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: http://1.usa.gov/1sDXCel

 

January is National Diet Month

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The holiday is just weeks away!  In preparation for New Year’s resolutions, Kids.gov has compiled resources for National Diet Month. These resources include information on healthy eating, exercising, staying active for kids, lesson plans, nutrition games for children, posters, coloring sheets, and much more!

To view the resources: http://1.usa.gov/1wPUuQG

10 Holiday Tips

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Here are 10 holiday tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during this holiday season. http://1.usa.gov/13cQ7nY

 

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Friday, December 12th, 2014

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 throughout the United States. 72% were to people less than 15 years of age. Additionally, in 2007 alone, toymakers recalled over 19 million toys worldwide because of safety concerns such as lead paint and small magnets.

For more information on safe toys and gifts, including guidelines for selecting safe toys, visit the HealthTradition with Mayo Clinic Health Services website: http://bit.ly/1wjlk4H

For a safe toys checklist, visit PreventBlindness.org: http://bit.ly/1GkcCWU

Above the Influence Toolkit

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, http://bit.ly/167EiBB, provides resources and ideas for parents, families and communities. Their “Above the Influence” toolkit includes activities that can be used with youth 12-17 years old across a variety of community settings to boost confidence, and prevent risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol and drug-abuse. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/1wilwjf