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Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month: Toolkit

Monday, August 24th, 2015

September is Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month. has a toolkit for encouraging healthy eating at home, school and work. The toolkit includes e-cards and social networking messages, as well as links to resources.


FDA Guide on Vaccines

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a handy guide for parents and caregivers as we head into a new school year including the vaccine schedule and requirements. Download the guide and find a link to the FDA’s online resource: Vaccines for Children, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.


Tableau Public for Data Visualizations

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Tableau Public is free software that can help users publish interactive data visualizations to the Internet. It has powerful charting and graphing tools and allows data mapping. People can see and understand data, reports and dashboards faster with visual analytics technology, which can help uncover key trends, relationships, patterns that might otherwise be a challenge to find.

To see resources and a gallery of examples, visit:

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Here are some resources you can use for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th:

KidsHealth – Suicide and “My Friends is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?”  (both available in Spanish)

National Institute of Mental Health – Suicide Prevention

Guide: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide

Toolkit: Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools

Know What the Benefits of Breastfeeding Are

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Choosing to breastfeed is one of the first decisions that parents make about their newborn’s health. But no matter how long a mother does it for, breastfeeding has health benefits for her, the baby, and can help save money.

Find more information about:

Breastfeeding and the reasons why it is the best source of nutrition for the first 6 months of a child’s life;  (also available in Spanish)

More about how the health care law (“Obamacare”) requires most health insurance plans to cover the costs of breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding.

Wildfires: Protect Yourself

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Wildfires are affecting residents in the Western United States. The Centers for Disease Control has resources for protecting your home and family before, during and after a wildfire, including a reproducible infographic.

Wildfires (CDC):

Norovirus: Tips to keep from getting sick

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Norovirus is a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea and is highly contagious. The American Public Health Association has created reproducible handouts in English and Spanish with tips to prevent infection.

Healthy You tipsheets:

Want more information on prevention and treatment? Check out the Norovirus Infections page on MedlinePlus:

Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness (Public Health Grand Rounds)

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Join the Centers for Disease Control for Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness, a Public Health Grand Rounds webcast.

From the CDC:

“In this session of Grand Rounds, we explore adolescent health, specifically how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1-2 PM ET

More information and links to view the webcast:

Back to school immunization toolkit

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The National Public Health Information Coalition has published a toolkit for childcare providers, schools and colleges to promote vaccination to parents and students. The kit includes talking points and social media messages.

Ready for School:

Resource Guide: Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has updated their Topic Guide for Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food. The guide includes organizations that work to address hunger, correlations between food insecurity and health outcomes and how rural healthcare organizations can work to address food and nutrition issues.

Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food: