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Preparing Your Healthcare System for Ebola

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Hospital executives, hospital emergency management directors and/or safety officers across the United States are invited to participate in a conference call with leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other government agencies on preparing healthcare systems to protect health and safety should an Ebola patient present at your facility.

When:   Friday, October 31st — 3 – 4 pm EDT

Leaders from:    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS

Intergovernmental and External Affairs, HHS

Department of Transportation

How:  Call: 800-857-0664; Participant passcode: 8614132

Audio streaming for this call is also available at: http://bit.ly/1wgCwr6

HHS held two previous calls, Preparing Your Healthcare System for Ebola, on October 9th and October 20th. Auto replays and transcripts of these calls are available at: http://1.usa.gov/1zj9lpN

Please check the ASPR Ebola Webpage http://1.usa.gov/1tmib13  and CDC Ebola Webpage http://1.usa.gov/1rDg3OL regularly for the most current information. State and local health departments with questions should contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center (by phone or email, eocreport@cdc.gov)

Free PTSD Treatment Learning Module from AHRQ

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A learning module on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder is the latest addition to AHRQ’s free continuing medical education activities based on patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The module, “Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),” is intended for mental health care providers, including primary care providers, psychiatrists, other physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, health educators and case managers: http://1.usa.gov/1pZK1gb

LGBT Cultural Competence Best Practices Manual

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
The National LGBT Cancer Network has released free, comprehensive manual for creating and delivering LGBT cultural competence trainings to health and human service organizations: http://bit.ly/10zrKAC  The manual provides a clear roadmap for designing LGBT cultural competence trainings based on measurable goals of changing knowledge, attitudes and behavior in human service providers. It includes guidelines for selecting the best training methods and provides a clear evidence-based foundation for developing evaluation tools.

 

The ABC’s of Antibiotics Infographic

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The 2014 International Infection Prevention Week theme was antibiotic resistance. http://bit.ly/ZUzbRv

This infographic was developed to illustrate when antibiotics work and when they don’t, explains what can happen if antibiotics are used improperly, and shows that you play a key role in preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms. The opposite side of the infographic highlights a fact sheet on antibiotic resistance, which includes the top 5 questions you should ask your healthcare professionals about antibiotic. Download the infographic here. http://bit.ly/1xwDUUH

BagIQ uses customer loyalty programs to inform better food choices

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Bag IQ recently launched in beta form and aims to use the food purchase history from loyalty programs to help users make better choices about the foods they eat. It works by linking to the a user’s accounts at the stores they shop at; linked grocers and stores include Harris Teeter, Target, Santoni’s, and many more. In fact, they claim to link to over 500,000 individual locations at which people may by food nationwide and online. It can also capture food purchase history from paper receipts.

To read more: http://bit.ly/1wmVzil

BagIQ:  http://bit.ly/1rntW4l

Protect Yourself From The Flu

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Available in English and Spanish, overview “Protect Yourself From The Flu” includes information on why you should get your flu shot, high risk groups, vaccine locator for where to get your flu shot, and information on insurance and costs.  http://1.usa.gov/ZP2Dss

Webinar: Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Needs Assessments

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

On Thursday, October 23, at 2:30 pm ET, the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), will offer a webinar entitled “Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Needs Assessments.”

From the announcement:

“This webinar will [highlight] two analytical resources for conducting Community Health Needs Assessments with a health equity lens: the ‘Health Disparity Tool’ from America’s Health Rankings and ‘Community Commons’ from the Institute for People, Place and Possibility and the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems.”

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1wam2SA

Community Health Worker National Education Collaborative

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Community Health Worker National Education Collaborative – Provides information and resources of community health worker (CHW) educational resources, services, curricula, and promising practice delivery strategies for the development of CHW college programs. http://bit.ly/125RPYp

Reducing Sodium in Kid’s Diets

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. A high sodium diet can lead to high blood pressure. About 1 in 6 children ages 8-17 years has raised blood pressure. Read about Reducing Sodium in Kid’s Diets to learn how you can reduce your child’s sodium intake. This page also provides a series of interesting infographics (larger versions and the text) about sodium and a section about what the federal government, schools, parents, and restaurants can do to help reduce sodium.

Visit: http://1.usa.gov/1qNRaUz

For large text and info graphic: http://1.usa.gov/1tav27S

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Friday, October 10th, 2014

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

About 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the United States. These deaths are called sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID).

Health care providers and researchers don’t know the exact causes of SIDS, but they do know methods to help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related SUID that include the following:

  • Always place babies on their backs to sleep for every sleep.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Have the baby share your room, not your bed. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

For more information on SIDS, visit the CDC’s page on the topic: http://1.usa.gov/1nfXuo0