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Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

Caregiver Tips

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The Caregiver Space blog recently asked caregivers to share one piece of advice or one tip that they’ve learned through caregiving and how you avoid caregiver burnout. Those tips are shared in their blog posting: In Your Own Words: 106 Crucial Tips from Fellow Caregivers: http://bit.ly/1C7ANVo

Health Equity webinar: January 27

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

“Despite signs that the national childhood obesity rate may be leveling off, many of our most vulnerable youth–including African-American, Latino, American Indian, Asian & Pacific Islander American, rural, and low-income children and teens–remain disproportionally impacted by the epidemic. These health disparities show that where we live matters and that too many families still lack access to affordable, nutritious foods and safe opportunities to be active.

Join us on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET to hear from national experts about how inequities in social, economic, and environmental justice impact health and the policy and systems changes that are needed to ensure all kids are able to live long, healthy lives. Use #healthequity to take part in the conversation on social media.”

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1uyJUA2

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.

National Radon Action Month

Monday, January 12th, 2015

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The Environmental Protection Agency has resources for the public on radon testing and other ways to protect homes and workplaces. There is an outreach toolkit for public health organizations and others who want to educate the public about the dangers of this tasteless, colorless and odorless gas.

National Radon Action Month (EPA): http://1.usa.gov/1y55Iof

Find a Substance Abuse Facility in Your State

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – An on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs both private and public that are licensed, certified, or approved by their state. Also, includes treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense.  http://1.usa.gov/1AuvMa3

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

HHS and NIH’s National Eye Institute (NEI) recognize January as Glaucoma Awareness Month. For further information, social media toolkits and scripts, PSAs, info graphics, faith-based resources, and other materials, please visit:

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) http://1.usa.gov/14zyIrk 

The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) http://bit.ly/1wZydfZ

The Prevent Blindness America Glaucoma Educator Course  http://bit.ly/1s9qVuk

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015   3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

SAMHSA invites you to join a webinar that will provide an in-depth review of SAMHSA’s recently released toolkit for behavioral health providers to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities with Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment.

The toolkit, Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers, is a three-part guide intended to help behavioral health providers better understand ACA enrollment and the unique concerns facing their LGBT patients.

Experts in LGBT health insurance enrollment and behavioral health care will present the toolkit and give an overview of each of its three parts. The webinar will also provide an overview of LGBT health disparities, and discuss targeted outreach and enrollment strategies.

To register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/1xL3b0I

To view the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1HVqI1P

 

Healthy People 2020 Progress Reviews

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control has published an archive of progress reviews on Healthy People 2020 topic areas. Contents include presentation slides and other materials from update webinars. The reviews began in 2013 and will continue through 2017.

Healthy People 2020 Progress Reviews: http://1.usa.gov/1vT9Dgv

CDC Mission: Critical – 2014 in Review

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released information regarding the critical work accomplished in 2014. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, natural or through deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. It’s a critical job, and this year showed why, more than ever, CDC is critical to the health of Americans.

To read highlights from the year in review report, visit the CDC website: http://1.usa.gov/1w4jUGu