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Get off your seat! New Healthy You handout

Monday, May 5th, 2014

This month’s Healthy You, from The Nation’s Health, focuses on the dangers of sitting for long periods of time and provides tips for “getting off your seat.” The one-page handout can be reprinted and is available in English and Spanish.

Download: http://bit.ly/UD9hur

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Get your outreach toolkit and be ready to promote this event with campaign materials and resources available courtesy of the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Center for Health Communications. http://1.usa.gov/1fr3T6D

Reducing Asthma and Allergy Triggers

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Spring is here. The American Lung Association has some tips on how to control springtime allergy and asthma symptoms.

http://bit.yl/1hplb2j

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal allergies: Resources

Monday, April 21st, 2014

For many, spring time brings seasonal allergies. MedlinePlus has resources on the diagnosis, prevention and control of seasonal allergy symptoms, including tips on how to determine if you have a cold or allergies.

MedlinePlus: Hay Fever http://1.usa.gov/1jqELhm

Take a Walk in a Park!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

April 19-27, 2014, is National Parks Week.  The National Park Service has partnered with doctors and healthcare organizations to promote outdoor recreation as part of a healthy lifestyle.

See examples of healthcare/National Park Service partnerships: http://1.usa.gov/QzIhyS

Find a national park near you: http://1.usa.gov/REW5t5

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a select subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives chosen to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. There are 26 LHIs organized into 12 topics. On April 8, 2014, Healthy People 2020 unveiled a report highlighting the progress made within each of these LHIs through the first third of the decade.

There are 14 health indicators that have either been met or are improving in this first third of the decade, including:

  • Fewer adults smoking cigarettes
  • Fewer children exposed to secondhand smoke
  • More adults meeting physical activity targets
  • Fewer adolescents using alcohol or drugs”

Read the report: http://1.usa.gov/1n8SlfQ

SAMHSA Offers Free Online Training for Members of Care Teams

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Your integrated care team may include professionals from primary care, mental health, and substance use. To work together, they must understand how each sector works and what it takes to successfully integrate primary and behavioral healthcare. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) worked with experts to produce a variety of skill development trainings for members of the integrated care team.  These trainings are appropriate for primary care, mental health and substance use professionals, including social workers, psychiatrists, case managers and behavioral health consultants. Trainings can be taken at any time and are free of charge. http://bit.ly/1jWho5n

Endometriosis: resources

Monday, March 31st, 2014

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue from the the lining of a woman’s uterus to grow on other organs and structures of the body, often causing pain and infertility.  More than 5 million women in the U.S. have endometriosis, making it one of the most common health issues among women in their 30s and 40s.

MedlinePlus has links to resources on diagnosis, treatment and research: http://1.usa.gov/1gQJMnv

Get Covered: Open Enrollment Ends Today

Monday, March 31st, 2014

March 31 is the deadline to apply for health insurance at the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2014.

From HealthCare.gov:

“Most people must have health coverage in 2014 or pay a penalty. If you don’t have coverage, you’ll pay a fee of either 1% of your income, or $95 per adult ($47.50 per child), whichever is higher. You’ll pay the fee on your 2015 income taxes.”

Get covered: http://1.usa.gov/1pEH5VA

How to find the right plan for you: http://1.usa.gov/PbHjYP

Get tested for colorectal cancer

Monday, March 17th, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Healthfinder.gov has information about screening tests, ACA coverage of screening, and calculating your risk.

Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1qLqOkP

Colorectal Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1dfslH0