State and county-level maps showing key health indicators such as life expectancy, diabetes, and more. Also covers indicators that impact health, like educational attainment and income. Select a county by clicking on the map for a brief profile. http://bit.ly/1DQpsIZ
Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category
National Association of Community Health Centers – Maps of congressional districts, organized by state, identifying the location of federally funded health centers, the amount of federal funding these districts receive, the number of patients served by the health centers, and the name of the U.S. Representative for each district. http://bit.ly/1Er0SCa
March 5, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EST
Framing with Values: Cuing Up Productive Conversations about Environmental Health Work
April 7, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT
The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
May 5, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT
In response to the increased number of cases of measles, including an outbreak at an amusement park in California, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a list of FAQ’s.
What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles: http://1.usa.gov/1DKUO6d
Educational Resources for Parents and Childcare Providers: http://1.usa.gov/18hlr7C
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
Kaiser health News featured an article on the problems consumers may face with health insurance coverage. They may still be hit with large medical bills despite being insured and doing research as to which doctors and hospitals participate in their plans. Read more about this complex issue: http://bit.ly/1DGCV9D.
The March 2015 issue of Pediatrics includes a study on the amount of sodium and sugar in complementary infant and toddler foods. Researchers examined the sodium and sugar content of 1,074 infant and toddler dinners, snacks, fruits, vegetables, dry cereals, juices and desserts.
Results: “Out of 79 infant mixed grains and fruits, 41 contained at least one added sugar, and 35 of these foods contained more than 35 percent calories from sugar. Seventy-two percent of toddler dinners were high in sodium, containing more than 210 mg consumed per meal. On average, dry fruit-based snacks contained 60 grams of sugar and 66 percent of calories from total sugars.”
They discovered the most commonly added sugars were:
Fruit juice concentrate (56 percent)
Sugar (33 percent)
Cane (20 percent)
Syrup (15 percent)
Malt (7 percent)
Sodium and Sugar in Complementary Infant and Toddler Foods Sold in the United States, to read more http://bit.ly/1vFBLF3
To learn more about your keeping your child healthy go to: http://bit.ly/1vFBX6Y
A new study “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Management and Outcomes Among Children With Type 1 Diabetes,” in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 16), found racial disparities in insulin treatment methods and diabetes outcomes remained even after adjusting for socioeconomic status. To read more on this study go to http://bit.ly/1BlP9Fw
On February 25, 2015, from 2-3pm EST, the National Cancer Institute will host a “cyber seminar” to introduce a new training program entitled Putting Public Health Evidence in Action in Health.
“Putting Public Health Evidence in Action in Health is an interactive seven-module training curriculum developed by the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). CPCRN is a network of eight centers that receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. The training curriculum is intended for public health practitioners, state and local health department staff, health educators, healthcare providers, community advocates, academic/research faculty and staff, faith-based leaders, and other members of community-based organizations. ”
For more information and to register: http://1.usa.gov/1CAe0mM
The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law (webinar)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
1-2:30 PM (ET)
From the Network for Public Health Law:
“This webinar examines the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and associated legal issues. Speakers will describe current vaccination recommendations, provide an overview of vaccination laws and exemptions, explore state temporary exclusion laws related to unvaccinated students, and highlight lessons learned by LA County [California] in implementing legal disease control measures.”
For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1uwdHsY