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CDC Releases New National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014

The National Diabetes Statistics Report is a report that summarizes the latest estimates of Americans with both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. It is a collaborative effort involving the CDC and many other government and non-government organizations and agencies. Data in the statistics report will help national, state, and local health officials and consumers understand the health and economic consequences of diabetes and better direct efforts to reach populations hardest hit by the disease. http://1.usa.gov/SUDbhm

To read the full report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2014. http://1.usa.gov/1soPqTN

Toolkit: Media-Smart Youth – Eat, Think, and Be Active

Media-Smart Youth is an interactive program that helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health.  Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the free Media-Smart Youth curriculum includes 10 lessons on media literacy, nutrition and physical activity.

Learn more about Media-Smart Youth and order materials online: http://1.usa.gov/1iETMgd

Funding Opportunity: Native Strong – Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures

The Notah Begay II (NB3) Foundation’s “Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” program is a national initiative to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities.  NB3 has issued a request for proposals for its second round of “Promising Program” grants.  The purpose is to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth-focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.

Application deadline: July 14, 2014

More information about this grant opportunity and the complete request for proposals is available online: http://bit.ly/1pGeKTh

Webinar: Latino Language Access and the ACA, Thursday June 26th

The opportunity to gain coverage for the 32% of Latinos that are uninsured is upon us.  To help with effort on how outreach and enrollment can be done more effectively in working with Latino populations, the Office of Minority Health is pleased to share a three part webinar series this summer to help agencies, organizations and communities learn from recent community dialogues with uninsured Latinos what they said would help them to secure health coverage and what challenges they faced in learning about or getting covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Date: Thursday, June 26th
Time: 2pm Eastern
Information and Registration: http://bit.ly/T5pxZc

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy And The Marketplace, Thursday June 19th

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invite you to join them for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources.  A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.

When: Thursday, June 19th at 4pm Eastern
Registration (no pre-registration required): http://bit.ly/1qpMmFb
Conference Number: PW6650566
Passcode: 9529414
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840

NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x

What You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

About 1 in 25 patients get a healthcare-acquired infection while hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resources to help patients and families protect themselves in the hospital, including an infographic demonstrating “6 Ways to be a Safe Patient.”

CDC Patient Safety resources: http://1.usa.gov/1kY4RgR

Lyme Disease: What’s Your Risk?

Lyme Disease is a health risk to those living and traveling in many parts of the Eastern United States, especially in the summer months.

Here are a few resources to keep you and your family safe.

Evaluate Your Child’s Lyme Disease Risk (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1i1gBiU

Lyme Disease (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1p9ryhl

 

Weight gain may be faster during summer break

A new systematic review in Preventing Chronic Disease suggests that weight gain often accelerates during summer break, especially among children who are already overweight or black or Hispanic.

Read the article: http://1.usa.gov/1lIxm2d

Access resources for preventing childhood obesity at MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/1jubOBJ

Center for Health Literacy Promotion offers free training

Together with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Center for Health Literacy Promotion has put together three short training sessions on understanding and promoting health literacy designed for social and health services providers and programs. Each session includes a short video, a pre- and post-test (with answer key), a handout, and a facilitator’s guide. All three sessions and their resources are available to download or view for free online.

To view these resources, visit the Center for Health Literacy Promotion: http://bit.ly/1mRCVYC

SAMHSA Resources for Pride Month

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put together an extensive list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) focused substance abuse and mental health resources. From the SAMHSA page:

SAMHSA’s LGBT-focused efforts include encouraging States to consider LGBT needs in administering their SAMHSA Block Grants resources, promoting a sexual and gender minority focus infunding announcements where it is appropriate, supporting creation of sexual orientation questions for HHS national surveys, and providing ongoing leadership to help stop bullying of LGBT youth that includes significant participation in the development of the LGBT section for StopBullying.gov, a major resource for helping victims, potential victims and their families, and for raising public awareness

For more information and the full list of resources, visit the SAMHSA LGBT page: http://1.usa.gov/1p1EHck