WebJunction has some great ideas for innovative community engagement as well as some community-generated ideas on the future of libraries. They point to major takeaways from the recent 10-day experiment, in which people were invited to join the discussion and generate ideas: http://bit.ly/1D4qeqp.
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American Printing House (APH) for the Blind and the Dollywood Foundation have an exciting partnership that expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O by providing young children who are blind and visually impaired with accessible books in print/braille and audio formats.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, partners with local sponsors in 1,300 communities in 3 countries to provide a quality, age appropriate book each month to preschool children enrolled in the program.
Print, Braille Books, Audio
APH/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partnership with the support of Penguin Group USA, offers a growing collection of audio files of Imagination Library books available as free downloads. See the selected Imagination Library audio books for the month of February. http://bit.ly/1yX4NQM
Books are available free-of-charge in print/braille format. APH selects the titles from the current year’s DPIL booklist—those most appropriate for a child with a visual impairment.
Print/braille versions are mailed directly to the child’s family. When you enroll in the Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program, your family can receive six free print/braille books each year until the child reaches his/her 6th birthday. There are eligibility requirements for the program. You or your child must meet the definition of blindness.
To learn more about the program visit http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O
Reducing the use of emergency departments for non-urgent and often chronic conditions lowers healthcare spending and improves the care of patients, who often receive fragmented care, no case management and lack of followup. The Emergency Services Learning Community in Detroit, Michigan, with the support of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is taking steps toe address the challenge with innovations such as training paramedics to provide support to frequent 911 callers, implementing a referral system for community services, and using data to identify those needing services and connect them. http://1.usa.gov/17hUUr8
In addition the website is a tool to get personalized health recommendations to get you on the road to a healthier you.
By: Ellen Langhans, MA, healthfinder.gov Program Manager, ODPHP and Silje Lier, MPH, Communication Advisor, ODPHP
January is Cervical Health Awareness month. HealthFinder.gov has sample messaging for organizations who want to spread reliable information about cervical health.
Cervical Health Awareness Month: http://1.usa.gov/186bDhg
It is not too late to get your Healthy Living Calendars and American Public Health Association (APHA) Tips for Tots Calendar for 2015Wednesday, 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
As part of social responsibility the UnitedHealth Group created an internet based English-Spanish Glossary. http://bit.ly/1CdrrtW The Glossary contains more than 2500 English and Spanish entries. The entries focus on health insurance, health care (medical, dental, chiropractic and vision) and general terms. The Glossary is free, there are no follow up sales calls or pop-ups commercially advertising UnitedHealth.
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
Here are 10 holiday tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during this holiday season. http://1.usa.gov/13cQ7nY
The CDC has more than 100 free Health-e-Cards (or “electronic greeting cards”) to send to friends, family, and co-workers! Simply select a CDC Health-e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a colorful greeting that encourages healthy living, promotes safe activities, or celebrates a health- and safety-related event! Click here to find the perfect holiday health e-card for your family and friends. http://1.usa.gov/16tPoBa