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Fighting Diabetes’ Deadly Impact on Minorities

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

FDA Consumer Update –  You inherit more than your eye and hair color from your family. You can also inherit a predisposition for diabetes, a disease that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minorities.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is building relationships with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other groups to help Americans prevent and treat diabetes, and to address the disparity in how severely it affects minority groups in particular. To learn more visit: http://1.usa.gov/1j9bZDc

Kids.gov May Calendar and resources

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Get Ready for May: Pools Opening, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and More!

The school year may be winding down, but the May calendar is as full as it can possibly be with lots of special events and activities.  May is the month we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, National Physical Fitness and Sports, and Jewish Heritage. With pools opening and summer coming, we focus on swimming and water safety, heat safety, and hurricane preparedness.  There’s a whole lot going on in May, so you may want to start planning now!  http://1.usa.gov/1j8SQ2M

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Campaign

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

As many as one in four children from birth to age 5 is at risk of developmental delay or behavioral challenges. To promote healthy development and early identification of these issues, several agencies within HHS (including SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Education have partnered to launch a public outreach campaign highlighting the importance of universal developmental and behavioral screening, and support for young children.

The campaign’s mission is to:

  • Promote universal screening.
  • Identify possible delays and behavioral issues in any child setting.
  • Enhance developmental supports for children.
  • Offer resources for professionals working with children.

These resources include screening tools, user guides for different audiences (including behavioral health providers), and an array of online resources for providers and parents.

http://1.usa.gov/1kOvwKc

Health LandScape mapping tool

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians - An interactive web-based mapping tool that allows health professionals, policy makers and researchers to combine, analyze and display information in ways that promote better understanding of health and healthcare issues.  http://bit.ly/1hEg6o7

New Online Catalog for the Office of Minority Health

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The HHS Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center team is pleased to let you know that the online library catalog search engine has just been re-launched in a new format.  The new version offers immediate access to the latest documents added to the database.  It also provides more detailed search options and formats for delivery of results.  During National Minority Health Month, please take a moment to look at the new content.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Knowledge Center team if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this unique resource for minority health information.

Visit http://1.usa.gov/1qlzVaM  then click on “Search the library catalog”.

Refugee Health Orientation Videos and Handouts From Healthy Roads Media

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Several years ago the Refugee Services Section of the Ohio Department of Job and Family services produced a wonderful DVD called Safe, Smart and Healthy that provides comprehensive information that meets the health education requirements of refugee health orientation.  The content was developed in 33 languages.  The DVD dissemination strategy is not completely useful in reaching all new refugees and Healthy Roads Media (HRM) was contacted to see if there might be a way to reformat the video content for the web.  The DVD content was broken up into 28 short segments, each covering specific topics.  This makes the content useful for information sessions of various lengths and in a variety of settings.  A number of these have been available for awhile.

Two new personal hygiene topics in 16 languages are now available as streaming web videos on the Healthy Roads Media Refugee Health Orientation page – http://bit.ly/1kGP8Qu

(Original message from Mary Alice Gillispie, Healthy Roads Media)

CDC Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Planning

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Planning website helps state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health departments as they develop community health assessments and health improvement plans, whether for accreditation preparation, nonprofit hospital collaboration, or other reasons. This resource includes:

  • Community health assessments and health improvement plans
  • Drivers of health assessment and improvement planning
  • Assessment and planning models, frameworks and tools
  • Data and benchmarks
  • Stories and examples
  • Other resources for completing health assessments

CDC Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Planning: http://1.usa.gov/1q6tl88

HHS Office on Women’s Health: Quick Health Data Online

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

HHS/Office on Women’s Health (OWH): Telephone training for the Quick Health Data Online system. The system contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care.

First training session to be held April 15, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST

To learn more and register: http://bit.ly/1gSOGj0

Endometriosis: resources

Monday, March 31st, 2014

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue from the the lining of a woman’s uterus to grow on other organs and structures of the body, often causing pain and infertility.  More than 5 million women in the U.S. have endometriosis, making it one of the most common health issues among women in their 30s and 40s.

MedlinePlus has links to resources on diagnosis, treatment and research: http://1.usa.gov/1gQJMnv

2014 Edition of County Health Rankings Released

Friday, March 28th, 2014

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF):

“The County Health Rankings, first released in 2010, are a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University Of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. They allow each state to see how its counties compare on 29 factors that impact health, including smoking, high school graduation rates, unemployment, physical inactivity and access to healthy foods.”

For the RWJF blog post on the release and a link to the recorded webcast, visit the RWJF Public Health Blog: http://bit.ly/P90T7S