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Reducing Non-Urgent Emergency Services

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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

Healthfinder.gov’s Tips and Tools for Getting and Staying Healthy

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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

 

Cervical Health Awareness: Resources

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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 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

English- Spanish Health Term Glossary

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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.

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

 

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

 

Send a Health-e-Card to Celebrate the Season

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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

 

Joint Commission: Speak Up infographic on Medical Imaging Tests

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Medical imaging tests help diagnose health problems. It is sometimes difficult to understand what the tests are and the risks and benefits. Patients and healthcare providers will find this newly released Infographic http://bit.ly/1J4228S from the Joint Commission helpful http://bit.ly/1BZZhk7 .

 

 

 

Bleeding Disorders in Women

Monday, December 8th, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 11% of women with heavy menstrual periods have a bleeding disorder. The CDC has information about signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders and tips for talking to your doctor.

Bleeding Disorders in Women (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ziE3Ox