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Measles: Resources

Monday, February 9th, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the United States saw more measles in the first month of 2015 than it usually sees in an entire year.

MedlinePlus has reliable information on the current outbreak, prevention, potential complications and patient handouts. Information is in English and Spanish.

Measles (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1xZmPS1

Webinar: Community Health Workers: Their Role in Preventing and Controlling Chronic Conditions

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The National Diabetes Education Program and CDC’s CHW Workgroup at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion are hosting a webinar that will outline what CHWs are, describe their roles in achieving health equity, and discuss promising practices of the CHW workforce. The event will showcase the strategies that CDC uses to engage CHWs in chronic condition prevention and control, policy development, and other efforts.

Speakers will discuss the history and evolution of CHWs at the national level, highlight the experience of organizations implementing the CHW model, and describe lessons learned in working effectively with CHWs.

Community Health Workers: Their Role in Preventing and Controlling Chronic Conditions
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Register: http://bit.ly/1zfTH9r

National Wear Red Day is February 6, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

On National Wear Red Day, February 6, 2015, thousands of people, men and women, raise their voices in support of heart disease awareness and prevention, in efforts to help women learn their risk for heart disease. Show your support by wearing something red—a red dress, sweater or scarf—and encourage your neighbors, coworkers, friends and loved ones to do the same.

NHLBI has created a toolkit for information and ideas to help celebrate National Wear Red Day 2015—around town, at work, in the media, and through social networks—and to take advantage of helpful resources like free promotional materials that you can use for your observance.

National Wear Red Day: http://1.usa.gov/16pRBg8
MedlinePlus: Health Diseases: http://1.usa.gov/1zX7GpU

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