Are you tired of plain old turkey and dressing? Want to try some Native American recipes this Thanksgiving? The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service provides a selection of recipes to help people use the commodities it distributes. One resource in this collection is A River of Recipes http://1.usa.gov/uqjIzX, which includes several Native American dishes. So, if blue corn flapjacks or Buffaloaf sound tasty to you, take a look. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! [USDA]
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Healthy Roads Media has posted Spanish versions of three new diabetes topics (Diabetic Eye Problems, Diabetic Kidney Problems and Diabetic Nerve Problems). These free materials are in both video (web-video and downloadable iPod video) and handout formats. They can be accessed for free at: http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/diabetes.htm or http://bit.ly/t793TP. There is also a new video format that can be used in closed-circuit television and/or video on demand systems (CCTV/VOD). This is part of a pilot program to explore ways to develop and disseminate health education materials in ways that help ensure health information access to diverse populations in many different settings. [Healthy Roads Media]
The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Diversion Control has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
Check the website to find a collection site near you. http://1.usa.gov/emZVTu [DEA]
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Information Tools now has a Public Health Social Media Directory displayed in map form. Public health agencies are displayed on a U.S. map; zooming in allows you to see individual organizations and the social media tools they use.
Heard of the County Health Rankings but want more information on how to use them in your community? If yes, then the County Health Rankings 101 Webinar is for you.
This webinar will occur on October 24, 2011, at 2:00 pm CDT (3:00 pm EDT). Go to http://ow.ly/6SNIV to register for the webinar. [County Health Rankings website]
For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and HandsOn Network have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of Americans will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 22, 2011. Check for events in your state. http://bit.ly/93Bu0a
FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Shipped By Jensen Farms
The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms of Granada, Colo. The majority of the patients reported eating cantaloupe marketed from the Rocky Ford growing region. FDA’s traceback data from the State of Colorado about their confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes have identified a common producer of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. That producer is Jensen Farms. Although the investigation is ongoing, no other Rocky Ford cantaloupe producer has been found in common in the Colorado traceback.
Jensen Farms is voluntarily recalling Rocky Ford Cantaloupe. The recalled cantaloupes were shipped from the Rocky Ford growing region of Colorado from July 29 through September 10 and are potentially linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. The recalled cantaloupes were distributed to at least 17 states with possible further distribution.
The full report and FDA warning can be read here: http://1.usa.gov/poYuox
To the sound of traditional Lummi Nation songs and blessings (http://bit.ly/qFAdDR) , on Monday, September 12, the NLM Health and Healing Totem heads out on its 4,477-mile cross-country journey from Semiahmoo, WA, to the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The Health and Healing totem will reside in the NLM Herb Garden as a prominent feature of the Library’s Native Voices exhibition, opening October 6, 2011. [http://nlmtotem.wordpress.com/]
From the Rural Assistance Center Health Update for September 14, 2011:http://bit.ly/r3begW
Community Health Workers Toolkit: Contains eight modules about community health worker programs, how the programs work and how to use community health workers in the local community. http://bit.ly/ppmmXC
Economic Impact Analysis Tool: Generates summary reports showing how grant spending can benefit a local, rural economy. Reports can reflect past, current and future grant spending. http://bit.ly/qUzuEH
The Rural Monitor: Includes articles on telemedicine; as well as an interview with Jan Probst, director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center. http://bit.ly/nklVMJ
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released its 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) report. The study provides a comprehensive picture of local health departments (LHD) in the United States. “Topics covered include LHD finances, workforce, services and activities, emergency preparedness, and other local public health infrastructure and practice topics.” [Trust for America's Health Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, September 6, 2011]