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Toolkit: Media-Smart Youth – Eat, Think, and Be Active

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Media-Smart Youth is an interactive program that helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health.  Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the free Media-Smart Youth curriculum includes 10 lessons on media literacy, nutrition and physical activity.

Learn more about Media-Smart Youth and order materials online: http://1.usa.gov/1iETMgd

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy And The Marketplace, Thursday June 19th

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invite you to join them for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources.  A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.

When: Thursday, June 19th at 4pm Eastern
Registration (no pre-registration required): http://bit.ly/1qpMmFb
Conference Number: PW6650566
Passcode: 9529414
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840

NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x

What You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

Monday, June 16th, 2014

About 1 in 25 patients get a healthcare-acquired infection while hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resources to help patients and families protect themselves in the hospital, including an infographic demonstrating “6 Ways to be a Safe Patient.”

CDC Patient Safety resources: http://1.usa.gov/1kY4RgR

Weight gain may be faster during summer break

Monday, June 16th, 2014

A new systematic review in Preventing Chronic Disease suggests that weight gain often accelerates during summer break, especially among children who are already overweight or black or Hispanic.

Read the article: http://1.usa.gov/1lIxm2d

Access resources for preventing childhood obesity at MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/1jubOBJ

Center for Health Literacy Promotion offers free training

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Together with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Center for Health Literacy Promotion has put together three short training sessions on understanding and promoting health literacy designed for social and health services providers and programs. Each session includes a short video, a pre- and post-test (with answer key), a handout, and a facilitator’s guide. All three sessions and their resources are available to download or view for free online.

To view these resources, visit the Center for Health Literacy Promotion: http://bit.ly/1mRCVYC

Lungtropolis: helping children manage their asthma

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Lungtropolis is an online game from the American Lung Association. The game helps children between the ages of five and ten learn how to control their asthma. While fighting the “mucus mob,” they watch videos and get valuable tips. Resources for parents are included.

Find Lungtropolis and other resources for parents and caregivers at the MedlinePlus Health Topic Page: Asthma in Children http://1.usa.gov/1n27hJh

New sexual and reproductive health resource for young women with epilepsy

Monday, June 9th, 2014

GirlsWithNerve http://bit.ly/1kXvRwy a new site by Ibis Reproductive Health, provides reliable reproductive and sexual health information for teenaged girls with epilepsy. The site was developed with significant input from the target population and includes information about periods, dating, and birth control, with special considerations for women with epilepsy.

Ibis also has a contraceptive decision making guide for women with epilepsy: http://bit.ly/1qhXlxq

Read more about the resource at Our Bodies, Our Blog: http://bit.ly/1xy4FKd

June 8th is National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, June 6th, 2014

June 8th, is the eight day of Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States and the first day of what will become an annual observance of -National Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day. NCAHAAD is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United States and its territories, to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved. It is also a time to reflect, memorialize and show compassion for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is a day of hope for the future of a Caribbean and Caribbean American community with available preventive health care as a daily part of life and a Caribbean Diaspora free of AIDS.

AIDS.gov: Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: http://1.usa.gov/1rS6yRN
National Caribbean-American Health and AIDS Awareness Day(NCAHAAD): http://bit.ly/1pgVxov

The Faces and Facts of Disability – New SSA Campaign

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Faces and Facts of Disability is The Social Security Administration’s new campaign to increase public awareness of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The campaign will provide facts about the program and personal stories about those who benefit the most.

The Faces and Facts of Disability: http://1.usa.gov/ShBw5f

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a resource for eating healthy on a budget. The site has tips for finding healthy food bargains, including a sample two-week menu.

ChooseMyPlate.gov Healthy Eating on a Budget: http://1.usa.gov/1kyh23I