Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Here are several fact sheets with graphics and illustrations to help you understand and explain to others about the Ebola virus.
Infographics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1qxu6sq
Here is what you need to know if you are traveling to and from Ebola-affected countries. The World Health Organization’s infographic for travelers: http://bit.ly/1tKsUlO
Monday, August 25th, 2014
The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.
- Get ready for a doctor’s visit
- Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
- Make collaborative decisions about treatment
- Remember what was discussed following the appointment
Access the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1sqa9Cr
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Start your school year off right by checking the Kids.gov September calendar for upcoming special events. The calendar features websites, lesson plans, and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, National Preparedness Month, World Suicide Prevention Day and a lot more! Don’t forget to bookmark the main calendar page, so you can plan for the rest of the school year!
September calendar: http://1.usa.gov/YFlC8z
Main calendar page: http://1.usa.gov/1pW3LUH
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
FDA Gives Latinas Tools to Fight Diabetes reveals that nearly one million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, and many will likely not get the preventive care they need. Overall, diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans (8.3 percent of the population). To help prevent the spread of diabetes, the FDA offers resources to help women of Latin American ancestry and all Americans reduce their risk or to find the most effective treatment. Search catalog for tools by keyword: http://bit.ly/1tlIi91
Monday, August 18th, 2014
On August 20, 2014, from 3-4 pm ET, Mental Health America is hosting a webinar entitled Social and New Media for Mental Health Organizations. The webinar is designed for those who work in the mental health field but who do not use social media regularly.
Presenters: Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits; Mike Thornsbury, Marketer and Mental Health Volunteer; Jessica Kennedy, Webmaster, Mental Health America
More information and instructions for logging into the webinar: http://bit.ly/1pEWNDS
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Join the “Social Media Impact for Health Communication” webinar to learn about both the potential impact and limitations of social media as a tool for health communication. Two expertsfrom UMass Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Viswanath Lab will present their research findings on the use of social media for health organizations.
Social Media Impact for Health Communication
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am ET
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
National Diabetes Education Program: New resource. Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD). This enhanced toolkit was designed to help medical professionals work together to recognize the early danger signs of diabetes, decrease the risk of complications, and manage medication therapy. Get the toolkit here: http://1.usa.gov/1oeo8XW
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
While there are plenty of useful resources out there on the internet, sometimes locating all the helpful ones can be a tedious task. With the Kids.gov Pinterest boards, you know you are always getting safe, fun and useful government information on a wide variety of topics. Parents can use our boards to find informaiton online safety for their kids, homework help, fun and safe online activities and more. Teachers, find a variety of free lesson plans and classroom activities divided by subject matter, such as history, science and more. Find it all at http://bit.ly/1n7s909
Monday, July 21st, 2014
From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
“We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.
What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage
Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.
When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588
**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.
For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.”
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid. The knowledge path points to resources about providing and strengthening EPSDT and includes tools for state Medicaid programs, health care practices, training, and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. The knowledge path is available at http://bit.ly/1mN2MVR
A separate brief presents resources to help families find care, services, and support for their children, learn more about EPSDT, and find tools to help them play a more active role in their children’s EPSDT-related visits. The brief is available at http://bit.ly/1l4VqZp