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Native STAND Educator Training Program

Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) is a culturally-relevant, inter-tribal curriculum for high school-aged (14-18 years old) teens that draws on cultural teachings and values from across Indian Country. The curriculum holistically addresses healthy decision-making and develops knowledge and skills for healthy relationships and self-esteem, preventing STDs and early pregnancy, and avoiding substance abuse.

The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to recruit Tribes and AI/AN organizations from around the country to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND and to participate in the Native STAND Dissemination, Implementation, and Evaluation Project. Successful applicants will receive one week of training in Portland, Oregon with expenses paid for travel, lodging and meals. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/626d

Text adapted from Oregon Prevention and Research Center Native STAND website

ONESearch of health services research

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:

  • Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) – information about ongoing health services research and public health projects
  • Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) – health services research and public health research relevant data sets, instruments and software
  • Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC) – links to high-quality news, data/tools/methods and grey literature selected to meet the needs of the health services research community
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) – access to selected public health resources

Text is from the 2016 December 22 NLM Technical Bulletin

Youth-created PSA music video on perils of unprotected sex

The North Omaha Area Health (NOAH) Clinic interns created a music video PSA, Moment of Passion, about the “perils of unprotected sex” and the importance of STD screenings. All production, music, and acting were done by the interns. The end of the video has some specifics about the clinic but the rest may appeal to young adults around the country.

Tool for Shared Decision Making for Opioid Use Disorder

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released an online, interactive, shared decision-making tool for people with, or seeking recovery from, opioid use disorder. The Decisions in Recovery and accompanying handbook are designed to help people learn about treatment options for opioid use disorder so they can work with their health care providers in deciding what might work best for them. Decisions in Recovery is primarily designed for individuals with, or seeking recovery from, opioid use disorder and their service providers. It can also be used by health officials, policymakers, and other members of the community involved in the problem of opioid use disorder. Learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/alvq

Rural Development Programs for American Indians/Alaska Natives

Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Programs for Tribal Families, Children, and Communities highlights the major USDA Rural Development programs and initiatives that support American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topics include food security, housing, education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and infrastructure. Also included are program specific details and contact information for the RD office in each state. Access the resource here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f5nz

Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

Designed for a broad range of healthcare providers, including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations, this toolkit from the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program at the University of Colorado provides an education on tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments. Also available in Spanish. Learn more and download the toolkit (PDF) here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kzqu

New Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. Development of the Addendum Guidelines was prompted by emerging data suggesting that peanut allergy can be prevented by the early introduction of peanut-containing foods. The addendum provides three separate guidelines for infants at various levels of risk for developing peanut allergy and is targeted to a wide variety of health care providers, including pediatricians and family practice physicians. The Addendum Guidelines appeared January 5 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Related resources, including a Summary for Clinicians and Summary for Parents and Caregivers, are freely accessible on the NIAID food allergy guidelines webpage. A PDF copy of the Addendum Guidelines also will be made available there soon.

Addendum Summary for Parents and Caregivers https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vqnw

NIAID food allergy guidelines webpage https://nnlm.gov/bhic/r0el 

Evidence-Based HIV/STI Prevention Interventions in Indian Country Resource Directory

This resource, from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), provides information on successful programs implemented in Indian Country and shares adaptation processes and evaluation findings. The goal in compiling the directory is to share information about programs that are working in Indian Country, share adaptation processes and evaluation findings, promote collaboration between tribes and tribal organizations engaged in this field of work, and expand the reach and use of culturally-relevant HIV prevention programs in AI/AN communities.

Download the directory at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lee5

Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit

The intent of this toolkit is to provide rural communities with the information, strategies, resources, and other important materials that could be helpful in implementing a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. This toolkit consists of seven modules. Each module contains specific information that communities can use to develop a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. There are also links within each module to connect to resources and materials that can help in creating your program.

Access the toolkit at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uehj

Also, check the health topic guide, Rural People with Disabilities at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/v8fi

Tox Town Gets a Facelift for 2017

Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage with a new color scheme. Engaging photorealistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore imaginary neighborhoods (city, farm, port, town, US Southwest) where you will find the same trusted information you have come to expect from Tox Town.

Tox Town

Tox Town