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Congressional District Fact Sheets (FQHCs)

National Association of Community Health Centers – Maps of congressional districts, organized by state, identifying the location of federally funded health centers, the amount of federal funding these districts receive, the number of patients served by the health centers, and the name of the U.S. Representative for each district. http://bit.ly/1Er0SCa

Kid-friendly Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids

Kids.gov – Join Millions of Parents for National Nutrition Month

Give a boost to nutrition and healthy eating by having a grocery list that includes variety. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of kid-friendly recipes that you can cook with your kids. Cooking together means quality time together.

You can provide the ideal setting to discuss good nutrition habits by making cooking fun.

So grab your aprons and get cooking!

Cool Treats: Veggies and Smoothies – http://1.usa.gov/1AMbTbt

Fast and Fun Recipes (PDF version) – http://bit.ly/1DQfp6I

Healthy Recipes for Kids – http://1.usa.gov/17W2WFM

Recipes for Special Diets (including diabetes, lactose intolerant and others) – http://bit.ly/1Kt4OHP

Building Understanding of Environmental Health (webinar series)

The American Public Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control are sponsoring a webinar series about communicating with the public about environmental health issues.
Navigating the Swamp of Environmental Health: Using Evidence to Craft More Effective Communications
March 5, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EST

Framing with Values: Cuing Up Productive Conversations about Environmental Health Work
April 7, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT

The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
May 5, 2015, 1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1wEuLhP

What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles

In response to the increased number of cases of measles, including an outbreak at an amusement park in California, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a list of FAQ’s.

What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles: http://1.usa.gov/1DKUO6d

Educational Resources for Parents and Childcare Providers: http://1.usa.gov/18hlr7C

Diabetes and Pregnancy: multilingual resources

About 7 in 100 pregnant women in the United States will get gestational diabetes. Many other pregnant women have pre-existing diabetes. The American Public Health Association and MedlinePlus have resources for pregnant women at risk for who already have diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes: a risk during pregnancy (APHA): http://bit.ly/UD9hur English/Spanish

Diabetes and Pregnancy (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/18hlm3U English/Spanish/13 other languages

Youth Violence Prevention

Ready to take action and prevent youth violence in your community? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interactive tool, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) offers training and resources required for practitioners and communities to devise a tailored approach to youth violence prevention: http://1.usa.gov/1AM9q44

ACA: American Indians and Alaska Natives

The U.S. Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Tribal Affairs presents two new video resources, using music to encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives to sign up for coverage at the Health Insurance Marketplace. Watch and share “It’s Like That”: http://bit.ly/1ERQWjA and “Not to Worry”: http://bit.ly/1zJjCYw

Adolescent Substance Abuse

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) has released a new resource: State Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Practice Guide. Substance Use Disorders present particular challenges for State agencies, and the complex needs of this populations are different than the adult population. See the guide for guidance on principles of care, service elements, and administrative considerations: http://bit.ly/1FXYaGg

Community Engagement Ideas

WebJunction has some great ideas for innovative community engagement as well as some community-generated ideas on the future of libraries. They point to major takeaways from the recent 10-day experiment, in which people were invited to join the discussion and generate ideas: http://bit.ly/1D4qeqp.

Large Medical Bills Despite Health Insurance

Kaiser health News featured an article on the problems consumers may face with health insurance coverage. They may still be hit with large medical bills despite being insured and doing research as to which doctors and hospitals participate in their plans. Read more about this complex issue: http://bit.ly/1DGCV9D.