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New Fact Sheets on Native Food and Health Issues

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:

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.

Resources For African Immigrant Health

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 –  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:

Inspiration for a Healthy New Year: Tips from the CDC

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Already broken your New Year’s resolutions? The CDC has a list of tips for a healthy 2014 and inspirational stories from people who changed their health habits.

Healthy New Year (CDC):

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Materials for American Indian/Alaska Native groups

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative (NIHOE) has developed tailored ACA materials for the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community, including resources for individual consumers and health directors.  The following resources are available on the NIHOE website:

  • A resource page for health directors about clinical systemic changes:
  • A customized implementation timeline for the AI/AN community:
  • A variety of training materials for tribal leaders, health directors, patient benefits coordinators and employers:

Webinar: Finding Disaster Health Information: Where Do I Start?

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Representatives from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) will give a presentation, “Finding Disaster Health Information: Where Do I Start?” on using NLM resources to find the best and most authoritative disaster health information, with a focus on finding non-commercially published information.

The Disaster Info Specialist Program Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 ET. The meetings are open to all and can be attended online through Adobe Connect or by telephone. Registration and participation provides one hour of MLA CE credit.

Title: Finding Disaster Health Information: Where Do I Start?
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm ET (10:30-11:30 am PT)
Registration: (only required for those interested in MLA CE credit)

Telephone: 1-888-757-2790, Pass-Code: 745907 (for those who cannot use the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone)

Project Tycho – Digitized U.S. Weekly Surveillance Data, 1888-Present

Friday, December 6th, 2013

After four years of data digitization and processing, the Project Tycho website provides open access to newly digitized and integrated data from the entire 125 years history of United States weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance data since 1888. These data can now be used by scientists, decision makers, investors, and the general public for any purpose. The Project Tycho aim is to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and decision making in public health, leading to better programs and more efficient control of diseases.

Three levels of data have been made available: Level 1 data include data that have been standardized for specific analyses, Level 2 data include standardized data that can be used immediately for analysis, and Level 3 data are raw data that cannot be used for analysis without extensive data management.

Project Tycho:

Healthy Options Program

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Prevention Research Center for Rural Health - Provides a toolkit for rural restaurant owners to use to help people lead healthier lives through improving their diet when eating at restaurants. The toolkit includes tips for program implementation, brochure to give restaurant owners, press release information, logos and templates for window and table signs, and more!  Available here:

CDC’s Solve the Outbreak! App update and new features

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

CDC: Updated app,  Solve the Outbreak!

Get clues, analyze data, solve the case, and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be a Disease Detective.

Do you quarantine the village? Interview people who are sick? Run more lab tests? The better your answers, the higher your score – and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving cases, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

New outbreaks happen every day, and CDC’s Disease Detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people. When a new outbreak happens, Disease Detectives are sent in to figure out how the outbreak started before it spreads further.

In this app, you get to Solve the Outbreak! You’ll also:

・ Learn about diseases and outbreaks in an engaging way.
・ See how CDC’s Disease Detectives save lives around the world.
・ Post your scores on Facebook or Twitter and challenge your friends to play!

The update includes 3 new outbreaks, new sounds and animations and other enhancements, including the ability to earn your Disease Detective badge!

Learn more and download here:

HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary Widget

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary provides linguistic support to individuals and organizations working with Spanish-speaking populations in the United States. The terms included here are commonly used in public health and HIV/AIDS prevention in the U.S. You can:

  • Find Spanish equivalents for English words and English equivalents for Spanish words;
  • Rate the translations provided;
  • Use the tag cloud to find commonly searched terms; and
  • Comment on how we can improve the glossary.

You can place the widget in your website by copying the code and it will allow your users to search the glossary in English and Spanish. The widget is approximately 141 pixels wide by 141 pixels high.

Access the widget and the code on the Office of Minority Health’s website:

National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity provides a common set of goals and objectives for public and private sector initiatives and partnerships to help racial and ethnic minorities — and other underserved groups — reach their full health potential.  The strategy — a product of the National Partnership for Action (NPA) — incorporates ideas, suggestions and comments from thousands of individuals and organizations across the country. Local groups can use the National Stakeholder Strategy to identify which goals are most important for their communities and adopt the most effective strategies and action steps to help reach them.

Access the Executive Summary or the entire Strategy online: