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IHS Suicide Prevention Program

Indian Health Service – Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also, provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.  http://1.usa.gov/1w9X0Uf

Aging Conference and Resources

The White House Conference on Aging is having a national conversation about how to best address the changing aging landscape in the coming decade.

You can watch a live stream of the event, register to host a viewing party, participate in Q & A with experts, tweet using the has tag #WHCOA, how to get involved and more!

For more information: http://bit.ly/1Csn4O5

 

State and Area Agency on Aging Finder

Administration on Aging – Directory of state and area agencies on aging, which help ensure resources and support services are available to older adults.

http://1.usa.gov/1D3MRXS

Healthy Borders

The United States – Mexico Border Commission provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S. – Mexico border. A new report, “Healthy Border 2020″, addresses public health priorities of binational concern, and provides a framework for border region public health goals and actions to improve the health of U.S. and Mexico border residents. Learn more and access the report:  http://bit.ly/1JPGiQH

Best Practices in HIV Prevention

The Fenway Institute’s National LGBT Health Education Center has created a new resource. A multimedia education course that incorporates the findings from the white paper: “Best Practices in HIV Prevention: Translating Innovation into Action” is available free of charge. CME credit is also available. To learn more about reaching vulnerable populations, biomedical interventions for prevention, innovative technologies and more, see: http://bit.ly/1KPcSSZ

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. The ADA  National Network and ten regional centers provide information, guidance and training on the ADA and its implementation. They have resources for buinesses, employers, state and local governments, people with disabilities including veterans, their families, and advocates. For more information, including videos, resources and training, visit the Southeast ADA Center’s website: http://bit.ly/1Hgb69q

New training for Promotores De Salud now available

The U.S. Office of Minority Health has launched an online training program for Promotores De Salud (Community Health Workers). The training is available in English and Spanish.

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud (English): http://1.usa.gov/1Rg7WKK

Promoviendo Decisiones Saludables y Cambios en la Comunidad: Un Curso de Aprendizaje en Línea para Promotores de Salud (Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1eyfo1P

New training resources on multiple chronic conditions for the health care workforce

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published educational resources for health professionals and students on caring for persons with multiple chronic conditions.

The resources include:

  • the “Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training Repository” – a searchable database of existing educational resources that specifically address the care of persons living with MCC;
  • the “Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Framework for Education and Training” – a conceptual model that outlines the core domains and competencies for the interprofessional health care team and;
  • the “Education and Training Curriculum on Multiple Chronic Conditions” – a web-based course consisting of six modules.

Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training: http://1.usa.gov/1IEF3SJ

Where Can I Find Evidence-based Disaster Health Information? (webinar)

Join the next Disaster Information Specialist conference call. Open to all!

Thursday July 9 2015 at 1:30 pm ET

Representatives from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the U.S. National Library of Medicine will present on how to use U.S. National Library of Medicine resources to access evidence-based disaster health information.

Log into the Adobe Connect session at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”. A box should pop up asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone:
Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790
Pass-Code: 745907

For more information and to view past webinars: http://1.usa.gov/17xlCVm

Potential Harm of Unnecessary Health Care

The New Yorker has published an article in their Annals of Health Care issue on the avalanche of unnecessary medical care, which could potentially harm patients physically and financially and what can be done about it.

To read the article, please visit: nyr.kr/1CyBGX0

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.

Please visit their website for these resources: bit.ly/1RDiT3K