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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and move more. Make a difference for kids: Spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. To learn more and access the toolkit go to

Upcoming webinar from HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships regarding college graduates and healthcare

July 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
(1:00 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11:00 am PDT)
Graduating from college is an exciting step towards becoming independent. Yet many young adults don’t think about one other important step – having health insurance. Health insurance is very affordable for many people, often less than $100 a month, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Many young adults are just one car accident or sports injury away from an expensive health care bill and potential bankruptcy. Join us for a free webinar to learn more about health insurance options for new graduates. A question and answer period will take place at the end of the webinar.  To attend the conference go to  To see upcoming webinars to go

National Immunization Awareness Month: Toolkit

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. has a toolkit for spreading the word about immunizations in your community through social media, email, newsletters and other media.


MedlinePlus: Five new health topic pages

MedlinePlus, the premier patient education resource from the National Library of Medicine, has published five new health topic pages.



Flu Shot:

Gluten Sensitivity:

Preterm Labor:

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First Aid in Agriculture: Resource in English and Spanish

The National Center for Farmworker Health has published low literacy, culturally appropriate guides in English and Spanish on First Aid in Agriculture. The guides are part of NCFH’s quarterly series Health Tips/Consejos de Salud.

First Aid in Agriculture: Accidents and Injuries:

Primeros auxilios en la agricultura: Accidentes y lesiones:

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Webinar on Bullying Prevention with

In 2011, 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school. Learn how you can make a difference at the Bullying Prevention with webinar. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased, along with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of all different backgrounds.

Webinar: Bullying Prevention with
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care

The Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, contains the information and tools needed to implement state-of-the-art suicide prevention practices in primary care settings. Although the tools are designed with the rural practice in mind, most are quite suitable for use in non-rural settings as well. The toolkit includes sections on educating clinicians and office staff and developing mental health partnerships, as well as patient management tools and patient education tools.

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care:

FEMA Launches New Data Visualization Tool

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred across the country. The data visualization tool is accessible at FEMA: Data Visualization and allows users to view and interact with a wide array of FEMA data. Through an interactive platform, users can view the history of disaster declarations by hazard type or year and the financial support provided to states, tribes and territories, and access public datasets for further research and analysis. On the site, you can see compelling visual representations of federal grant data as it relates to fire, preparedness, mitigation, individual assistance and public assistance.

FEMA: Data Visualization:

AHRQ Chartbook on Healthy Living 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthy Living Chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999. This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.

AHRQ Chartbook on Healthy Living 2014:

Webinars for week of July 13

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)

From: Health Literacy Nebraska and Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors

When: Tuesday, July 14  noon – 1pm CST

To register:


Reaching Out with Technology: Meeting the Triple Aim with Telehealth

From: Health Resources and Services Administration

When: Wednesday, July 15  noon – 1:00pm CST

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The Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort: Lessons learned from eight years of collaboration

From: AgriSafe Network

When: Thursday, July 16  noon – 1:00pm CST

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Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships: Health Care Systems, Insurers, & Clinicians

From: Office of Refugee Resettlement

When: Thursday, July 16  1:00pm – 3:30pm CST

For more information: