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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

Think Cultural Health: The CLAS Clearinghouse

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services hosts a clearinghouse of materials related to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) on their website: http://1.usa.gov/1oocLzi.

The CLAS Clearinghouse is a compilation of resources and publications on the Web related to the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. You may search the CLAS Clearinghouse by keyword by using a search “cloud” (the size of the keyword represents the number of times it appears in the Clearinghouse) or by using a list provided on the site. Materials include resources such as tools, or that support research, policy, and education & training.

National Women’s Health Week and Checkup Day

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

National Women’s Health Week (May 11th – 17th) and National Women’s Checkup Day (May 12th) provide communities, stakeholders and health care providers with the opportunity to focus on women’s mental and physical health concerns.  To help women live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk for certain diseases, providers and communities can promote:

  • Regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Improving mental health
  • Avoiding risky behaviors (i.e. smoking or not wearing a seat belt)

Factsheets, events and activity planning resources can be found on the National Women’s Health week web page of Womenshealth.gov - http://1.usa.gov/RpstPy.  Materials are also available on the Spread the word webpage – http://1.usa.gov/1mAjBk1 -  to make it easy for people to what information about National Women’s Health Week with friends, family and colleagues, including pre-developed Facebook posts and Tweets, newsletter next and web badges.

Bureau of Labor Statistics for Economic Statistics

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

The BLS website contains statistical data and information related to the social and economic conditions of the United States. Subject areas include inflation and prices; employment and unemployment; pay and benefits; spending and time use; productivity; and workplace injuries.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://1.usa.gov/1krfYKF

MyEnvironment: local environmental health information

Monday, April 21st, 2014

MyEnvironment, from the Environmental Protection Agency, allows a user to view a cross-section of environmental information based on location. Users can search by city, county, state and even park or waterbody name. Pulling from a variety of sources, users can track releases of contaminants and hazardous substances, monitor air and water quality, view energy use and production statistics and read environmental reports. Users can also create maps and download data.

MyEnvironment: http://1.usa.gov/1k00jEL

Fighting Diabetes’ Deadly Impact on Minorities

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

FDA Consumer Update –  You inherit more than your eye and hair color from your family. You can also inherit a predisposition for diabetes, a disease that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minorities.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is building relationships with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other groups to help Americans prevent and treat diabetes, and to address the disparity in how severely it affects minority groups in particular. To learn more visit: http://1.usa.gov/1j9bZDc

Kids.gov May Calendar and resources

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Get Ready for May: Pools Opening, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and More!

The school year may be winding down, but the May calendar is as full as it can possibly be with lots of special events and activities.  May is the month we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, National Physical Fitness and Sports, and Jewish Heritage. With pools opening and summer coming, we focus on swimming and water safety, heat safety, and hurricane preparedness.  There’s a whole lot going on in May, so you may want to start planning now!  http://1.usa.gov/1j8SQ2M