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What’s Cooking: USDA Mixing Bowl Resource

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a resource with recipes for healthy meal preparation, including large quantity recipes and a Spanish version. Tools include “My Cookbook” so you can create and print your own cookbook and coming soon, a Menu Builder, which allows users to build healthy menus and get a shopping list.

http://1.usa.gov/1CUtQgj

Surgeon Ratings

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce the chances of death, complications or other bad outcomes. This site lists surgeons Checkbook has identified as having better-than-average outcomes based on analysis of more than four million surgeries done for hospital inpatients by more than 50,000 surgeons. This is a non-profit organization that takes no advertising or payments from businesses or professionals evaluated.

http://bit.ly/1IiQ4o0

FEMA Launches New Data Visualization Tool

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred across the country. The data visualization tool is accessible at FEMA: Data Visualization and allows users to view and interact with a wide array of FEMA data. Through an interactive platform, users can view the history of disaster declarations by hazard type or year and the financial support provided to states, tribes and territories, and access public datasets for further research and analysis. On the site, you can see compelling visual representations of federal grant data as it relates to fire, preparedness, mitigation, individual assistance and public assistance.

FEMA: Data Visualization: http://1.usa.gov/1JZ2hBS

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.

Please visit their website for these resources: bit.ly/1RDiT3K

 

American Academy of Nursing Partners with Consumer Reports

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The American Academy of Nursing has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring health care recommendations developed by nurse leaders to consumers. The Academy’s “Choosing Wisely” list of things patients and nurses should question, has been developed into useful brochures by Consumer Reports for consumers to reference for common health practices and treatments.

To read more, visit bit.ly/1GC22YT

 

Men’s Health Resources

Monday, June 15th, 2015

June is Men’s Health Month. To celebrate, the Office of Minority Health has compiled information resources on men’s health and health disparities, including printable consumer health handouts.

Men’s Health (Office of Minority Health): http://1.usa.gov/1IXS7DY

Men’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1FiGpMl

 

New: Replacement Medicare Cards

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Social Security Administration has a new online service that lets Medicare beneficiaries get a replacement Medicare card if their old one has been lost, damaged or otherwise needs to be replaced. If you need a replacement card, log in to your “my Social Security” account to request one. Your replacement card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days. Learn how to create a “my Social Security” account if you don’t already have one.  1.usa.gov/1G9IZtf

Have questions about Social Security disability benefits, how going back to work may affect your benefits, benefits for children, or how to appeal a decision if your application is denied? Check out Disability.gov’s Guide to Disability Benefits for answers to these questions and more.  1.usa.gov/1Fyl2Hc

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use training

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

This web-based training allows you to assume the role of 4 playable characters who make decisions – controlled by you – about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events (ADEs). The characters represent the following roles: primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, andpatient.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use: 1.usa.gov/1Rr9mhY

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention:  1.usa.gov/1Rr9pub

Child Health USA 2014

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Maternal and Child Health Bureau – A collection of data on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the Nations children. Addresses poverty, education, child care, and health service utilization and financing. Includes selected data by rural and urban residence.  1.usa.gov/1Hyt9oL

Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Rural Assistance Center:

The Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a health promotion program. It also provides you with resources and best practices.

The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of health promotion programs. Modules also include resources for you to use in developing a program for your area.  bit.ly/1HP3Cgv