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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

Residents of Rural Areas Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Compares National Healthcare Quality Report quality measures for rural areas to achievable benchmarks. Identifies measures where rural areas achieved or exceeded the benchmark, were close to the benchmark, and far from the benchmark. Includes links to the data. http://1.usa.gov/SkDxOh

State Cancer Profiles

Friday, May 30th, 2014

National Cancer Institute – Provides access to state and county cancer statistics and trends, with data by demographic group and cancer type. Also covers screening and risk factors. Offers interactive mapping. http://1.usa.gov/1oSyTCK

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – State and county maps and data on heart disease and stroke, with data available by demographic group. Also covers social and environmental determinants, availability of health services, and location of health care facilities. http://1.usa.gov/1kucRG9

New CDC Homepage

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has redesigned it’s homepage in response to user comments and request. The new homepage features responsive design so it will automatically resize to fit the type of device used to access it. In addition, the CDC has created a “CDC in Action” section, as well as a larger key feature section.

To see a complete list of new features visit the CDC features page: http://1.usa.gov/1j9XCwr