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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”.
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)
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 (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
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
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
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.”
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