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Webinar For Faith-based and Community Organizations on Youth Preparedness Resources and Partnerships

The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and whole community partners invite you to join a co-hosted a webinar, Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness, intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities. Audience members will hear from organizations that are affirmers of the National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education and how they can work alongside youth and leverage existing resources and partnerships to increase preparedness in communities.

Title: Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

New: Replacement Medicare Cards

The Social Security Administration has a new online service that lets Medicare beneficiaries get a replacement Medicare card if their old one has been lost, damaged or otherwise needs to be replaced. If you need a replacement card, log in to your “my Social Security” account to request one. Your replacement card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days. Learn how to create a “my Social Security” account if you don’t already have one.

Have questions about Social Security disability benefits, how going back to work may affect your benefits, benefits for children, or how to appeal a decision if your application is denied? Check out’s Guide to Disability Benefits for answers to these questions and more.

New Multilingual Resource: Guide to Choosing a Hospital

HHS/CMS: New resource. Guide to Choosing a Hospital. This resource, available in both English and Spanish, provides information on how to find and compare hospitals, hospital quality, and information about Medicare and hospital stays.

National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): Certification program. National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers – Medical Spanish Exam & Medical Spanish Course. This exam assesses the ability for an individual to communicate directly with Hispanic patients in a clinical setting without the use of an interpreter.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use training

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

This web-based training allows you to assume the role of 4 playable characters who make decisions – controlled by you – about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events (ADEs). The characters represent the following roles: primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, andpatient.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use:

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention:

Child Health USA 2014

Maternal and Child Health Bureau – A collection of data on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the Nations children. Addresses poverty, education, child care, and health service utilization and financing. Includes selected data by rural and urban residence.

Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Rural Assistance Center:

The Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a health promotion program. It also provides you with resources and best practices.

The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of health promotion programs. Modules also include resources for you to use in developing a program for your area.

State Community Health Worker Models

The National Academy for State Health Policy offers a new resource: State Community Health Worker Models, with a map highlighting state activity to integrate Community Health Workers into evolving health care systems in key areas such as financing, education and training, certification, and state definitions and legislation, roles and scope of practice:

Hispanic Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Are you doing outreach about Hispanic youth in the juveline justice system? This updated Statistical Briefing Book from the U.S. Department of Justice answers frequently asked questions about this topic:

Family as Medical Interpreters

Using a qualified medical interpreter, and not a family member or other substitute, is a vital part of good medical care. Here is an informative video, including  vignettes, produced by UCLA Health Interpreter Services which can be used to illustrate the importance of using professional interpreters: