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Newborn Screening Clearinghouse

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Run by a cooperative agreement from the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baby’s First Test increases awareness, knowledge, and understanding of newborn screening for expectant and new parents, health professionals, industry representatives, and the public; connects state and regional public health groups; facilitates data and resource sharing; and responds to emerging technologies and corresponding public health challenges. Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse, which provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. Resources are available in English: http://bit.ly/1byu7bh and in Spanish: http://bit.ly/1F6gJZL.

May is Asthma Awareness Month and Asthma TwitterChat on May 5

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Asthma, a lung disease, affects over 22 million people living in the United States, including 1 in 12 children. It causes 3 in 5 people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss days at school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the nation $56 billion each year. The CDC has developed an Asthma Awareness Toolkit to take control of and raise awareness about asthma. Multilingual consumer health information and patient handouts about asthma are available on MedlinePlus.

Join experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on World Asthma Day (Tuesday, May 5) at 2:00 pm EDT for a TwitterChat about asthma, common asthma triggers, and how to create an asthma action plan. To join the conversation follow @CDCEnvironment and @EPAlive on Twitter and use the hashtag #AsthmaChat2015 in messages during the chat. No registration is required.

CDC Asthma Awareness Toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1KA36AV
CDC Asthma Awareness TwitterChat: http://1.usa.gov/1JeAUm1
MedlinePlus Health Topic: Asthma: http://1.usa.gov/1bK6pJr

Study Finds No Link Between Limited English Proficiency and Increased Risk of Mortality

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

“Patients with limited English proficiency have known limitations accessing health care in the United States, including access to hospital care, but those limitations don’t appear to increase the risk of mortality, according to an AHRQ-funded study.”

Citation:

Hines, A.L.; Andrews, R.M.; Moy, E.; Barrett, M.L.; Coffey, R.M. Disparities in Rates of Inpatient Mortality and Adverse Events: Race/Ethnicity and Language as Independent Contributors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 13017-13034.

The full-text article is available via Open Access: http://bit.ly/1I5o4Gq

Access to Healthcare for Migrant Farmworkers

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. – Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare access that can be used by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.  Available in both English and Spanish.  http://bit.ly/1C6cgmp

Colorectal Cancer: Resources

Monday, March 16th, 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.

healthfinder.gov and MedlinePlus have resources for preventing colorectal cancer and encouraging people to get screened.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1xs4s9m

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

Diabetes and Pregnancy: multilingual resources

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

About 7 in 100 pregnant women in the United States will get gestational diabetes. Many other pregnant women have pre-existing diabetes. The American Public Health Association and MedlinePlus have resources for pregnant women at risk for who already have diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes: a risk during pregnancy (APHA): http://bit.ly/UD9hur English/Spanish

Diabetes and Pregnancy (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/18hlm3U English/Spanish/13 other languages

NLM Launches New Twitter Stream For K-12 Science Educators

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services division works with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs.

The K-12 Science and Health Education Directory contains resources on topics including biology, environmental health science, chemistry, forensics and medical technology, genetics, HIV/AIDS, and more!

Additionally, a new NLM Twitter stream with resources for K-12 science educators can be found at: @NLM_K12.

K-12 Science and Health Education Directory: http://1.usa.gov/1Iifk3x
@NLM_K12 Twitter: http://bit.ly/1DIboTg

New handout: Synthetic Drugs

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The American Public Health Association has a new one-page handout entitled “Synthetic drugs: Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it’s safe.” The handout is available in English and Spanish and can be freely reproduced.

Healthy You: Synthetic Drugs: http://bit.ly/UD9hur

 

New From Coverage to Care Roadmaps available in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to help people with new health coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them. A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You is now available to download and print in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The C2C Roadmap includes 8 steps that explain what health coverage is and how to use it to get needed care. http://1.usa.gov/18vAr2j

Folic Acid: Information for women of childbearing age

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Folic acid is essential everyone, especially for women of childbearing age. The Affordable Care Act covers folic acid supplements. For information on the importance of folic acid and how to get enough of it, check out these resources:

Get Enough Folic Acid (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1wqm1F5

Folic Acid (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1CGa8PN

Both sites are also available in Spanish.