Archive for the ‘Websites’ Category
Friday, March 7th, 2014
How often should you refresh your emergency supplies? At least every six months, experts say. But with everything else that’s going on in life, remembering to do so can be hard. That’s why American Public Health Association’s (APHA’s) Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign uses the twice-a-year clock change as a reminder. The campaign advises people to refresh their stockpile, such as their emergency food, water and batteries, when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time. Every American should have at least a three-day supply of food and water in case of an emergency, including one gallon of water per person per day, according to preparedness experts. Other supplies that should be on hand include a first-aid kit, a can opener, flashlight, battery-operated radio and batteries.
Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks (English and Spanish): http://bit.ly/1f776LR
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Rural Assistance Center - Information and resources for rural health and human service providers so they can help their patients, clients, and community members understand the health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.
Available here: http://bit.ly/1hQJPhN
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
PBS KIDS announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly website based on Arthur called “Arthur Family Health,” and features topics such as asthma, peanut allergies, nutrition and fitness. The website offers games as well as videos to communicate health informaiton and also has special sections for parents and teachers.
To visit Arthur Family Health click here: http://to.pbs.org/MRURXP
In 2012, PBS releases an app called D.W.’s Unicorn Adventure that encourages kids ages 4-6 to help D.W. save a lost unicorn by powering up with nutritious foods.
To download the app for iOS click here: http://bit.ly/1dwVjW1
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
The Office of Minority Health has numerous resources for Black History Month!
The resources include a profile of African Americans health, statistics by disease, leading causes of death and other health concerns. They also has a history of Black History Month, a timeline of African American Pioneers in health care and other African American “firsts.”
Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1gFDyTp
The National Library of Medicine has the online exhibit “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries. African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” This exhibit, “looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.” Visit the exhibition: http://1.usa.gov/1mJgPNy
Monday, February 17th, 2014
According to the Health and Human Services Administration:
- 121,228 people are waiting for an organ
- 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
- 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
Check out the MedlinePlus Organ Donation page for resources on becoming a donor, types of donation, and research. You can even watch a video of a living donor liver transplant surgery.
MedlinePlus-Organ Donation: http://1.usa.gov/1hpErob
Friday, February 7th, 2014
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has announced its recommended adult immunization schedule for 2014. Among the key changes to the schedule for 2014 include revised notes on administering vaccines for flu; tetanus, diphtheria, and accellular pertussis; human papillomavirus (HPV); zoster virus; pneumococcal disease and meningococcal disease.
CDC’s easy-to-read immunization schedules are available for health care professionals and the public. Schedules are available for infants and children (birth through 6 years old), preteens and teens (7 through 18 years old), and adults (19 years and older).
CDC Immunization Schedules: http://1.usa.gov/1gaBqTB
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is offering a webinar series on stories from various tribal cultures that speak to the sacredness of women. Women are sacred is a belief that is central to most Native cultures; restoring and strengthening this belief will not only strengthen Indian women, but will strengthen our families, our communities, and our Nations.
The next webinar in the series:
White Buffalo Calf Woman
January 29, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)
For more information and to register, go to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center website: http://bit.ly/1lkSIUJ
Monday, January 27th, 2014
The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative has been created “to provide cross-disability information and support to Navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces.”
Access the NDNRC: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
The First Nations Development Institute has just completed a new series of 12 Fact Sheets concerning Native American health and food issues. You can read them or download them (as PDFs) from their website. The are free, but you may have to create a free account in their Knowledge Center (their online resource center) in order to access them. If you already have a free account in their Knowledge Center, you can get right to them after you sign in: http://bit.ly/KhM3t7.
These Fact Sheets were created as part of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), and were generously underwritten by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) has sponsored an ongoing outreach program for African immigrant health. In support of that program, they have searched and cataloged materials on this topic in their online database – http://1.usa.gov/QSHB62. If you go to the database, select “Advanced Search” and enter the phrase: “africans immigrants” and you will find several resources.
Also, see the OMHRC website for a description of their outreach program for African Immigrants: http://1.usa.gov/K06Zp0