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Best and Worst Hospital Rankings Often Conflict, Confuse Consumers

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A Health Affairs study finds measurements for hospital quality rating systems rarely come to the same conclusions. This can lead to consumer confusion. Consumers need to be aware of the potential limitations of hospital rankings in order to make informed choices. http://bit.ly/1bqvrxu

 

WebMD Knows Best?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

An interesting article on how the digital era is changing the way consumers make medical decisions and sorting out the good information from the irrelevant or bad. Even though people are doing more online research, which is influencing medical decisions, the information found is often not discussed with our doctors. This article discusses the importance of integrating what we find with our office visits so that context and expertise needed to interpret those findings are part of the medical decision-making process. http://slate.me/1CM1iDg

 

Important News About Quick Health Data Online

Friday, March 20th, 2015

After many years of hosting Quick 
Heath Data Online, the Office on 
Women’s Health has decided to close down the website. The website, www.healthstatus2020.com, will no 
longer be available after March 31, 2015.

In the meantime, we encourage you to save and download the special features including:

 

If you have questions, please email: womenshealth@hhs.gov

You can continue to find free and reliable women’s health statistics online.  http://1.usa.gov/1MR62KG

CDC Public Health 101 Series: Public Health Teaching Tools

Friday, March 6th, 2015

If you are looking for foundational teaching tools that address the basics of critical sciences essential to public health practice, the CDC Public Health 101 Series is for you! These series includes instructor-led slide presentations on diverse topics essential to public health practice including surveillance, epidemiology, prevention effectiveness, informatics, and public health laboratories. In the coming months, e-learning products on these essential public health topic areas will also be available.

Public Health 101: http://1.usa.gov/1BWhLGn

#justB: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Story Collection Campaign

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), in partnership with Hep B United, has launched #justB. This story collection campaign aims to increase Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) awareness and decrease stigma associated with the disease by highlighting stories around the prevention, care, treatment, and support of Asian American individuals affected by HBV.

In the US, an estimated 1.2 million Americans are infected. However, Hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders because it is especially common in many Asian and Pacific Island countries. While AAPIs make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic Hepatitis B.

#justB: http://bit.ly/1E0jiZi
MedlinePlus Hepatitis B information: http://1.usa.gov/1zV5iLD

Mapping the Measure of America

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

State and county-level maps showing key health indicators such as life expectancy, diabetes, and more. Also covers indicators that impact health, like educational attainment and income. Select a county by clicking on the map for a brief profile.  http://bit.ly/1DQpsIZ

Congressional District Fact Sheets (FQHCs)

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

National Association of Community Health Centers – Maps of congressional districts, organized by state, identifying the location of federally funded health centers, the amount of federal funding these districts receive, the number of patients served by the health centers, and the name of the U.S. Representative for each district. http://bit.ly/1Er0SCa

Kid-friendly Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kids.gov – Join Millions of Parents for National Nutrition Month

Give a boost to nutrition and healthy eating by having a grocery list that includes variety. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of kid-friendly recipes that you can cook with your kids. Cooking together means quality time together.

You can provide the ideal setting to discuss good nutrition habits by making cooking fun.

So grab your aprons and get cooking!

Cool Treats: Veggies and Smoothies – http://1.usa.gov/1AMbTbt

Fast and Fun Recipes (PDF version) – http://bit.ly/1DQfp6I

Healthy Recipes for Kids – http://1.usa.gov/17W2WFM

Recipes for Special Diets (including diabetes, lactose intolerant and others) – http://bit.ly/1Kt4OHP

British Medical Journal Spotlights Patient-Centered Care

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The British Medical Journal recently spotlighted patient-centered care with articles on how doctors and patients can work collaboratively to improve the way healthcare is designed and delivered so that it better meets the needs and priorities of patients: http://bmj.co/1Lj3oeb.  One featured article, “From Patient Centred to People Powered: Autonomy on the Rise,” is authored by Dave deBronkart, known as E-Patient Dave, discusses the progressive social movement to improve medical care: http://bmj.co/1zLLDCc.

Healthfinder.gov’s Tips and Tools for Getting and Staying Healthy

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

In addition the website is a tool to get personalized health recommendations to get you on the road to a healthier you.

By: Ellen Langhans, MA, healthfinder.gov Program Manager, ODPHP and Silje Lier, MPH, Communication Advisor, ODPHP