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Get tested for colorectal cancer

Monday, March 17th, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Healthfinder.gov has information about screening tests, ACA coverage of screening, and calculating your risk.

Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1qLqOkP

Colorectal Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1dfslH0

Financial Help for Health

Monday, March 17th, 2014

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

FinancialHelpforHealth.org, a new website from RWJF, is part of a national effort to raise awareness of the financial resources available to help millions of Americans purchase health coverage through the insurance marketplaces. Research finds that more than 80 percent of uninsured consumers would be more likely to enroll if they received financial help to pay for their plan. The new site seeks to reach these consumers and provide the information and resources they need to enroll before the March 31 deadline.”

APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

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

Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Topic Guide

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

New health website from PBS’ Arthur

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

Black History Month and Health

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

Give the Gift of Life: Organ Donation Resources

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

Source: http://www.organdonor.gov/

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

CDC Announces 2014 Adult Immunization Schedule

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

Native Creation Story Webinar Series

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

Affordable Care Act (ACA) National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

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/