The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers a free webinar for funding applicants. Why All the Excitement about Logic Models? This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) objectives and how to access logic model designs. October 3, 2016, 2:00 pm ET. Register here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3aeo
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn tips for healthy bones and muscles. Learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/exgy
New Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits are available from the Indian Health Service. The toolkits will help American Indian and Alaska Native communities implement local programs to prevent diabetes and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The diabetes prevention toolkit, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f6bj, is based on the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program research, showing that even losing a small amount of weight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in diverse populations.
The Healthy Heart Toolkit, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/t7de, was created to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in American Indian and Alaska Native people, especially those with diabetes.
Do you pack a lunch for you and/or your kids? Many prepackaged meals are full of salt, added sugar and extra calories. Here are tips for building healthier lunches and keeping food safe until lunchtime.
School Lunches (Nemours): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z4ai
Back to School Fuel (The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8xfc
For many parts of the United States, fall is hunting season. Recreation.gov has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year.
Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/rd10
From the National Library of Medicine:
“Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.”
A printable version of Health Hotlines is also available for download by the end of January 2017: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ced9
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of Think Cultural Health’s newly redesigned website. The Think Cultural Health website now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors. It’s also mobile ready and can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet and lap top and desk top computers. The new Think Cultural Health website design makes it easier for anyone to browse the latest resources and find information that will help individuals and organizations deliver respectful, understandable, and effective services to all in a respectful in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. Explore this resource more here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qp2a
Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. Why the special concern? The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects, including interactions. And, as you age, physical changes can affect the way medicines are handled by your body, leading to potential complications. Read more about these tips here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/yois
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offers consumers information on food and flavors. The FDA monitors food products to ensure that what is written on the package is not misleading or inaccurate and it can, when necessary, take action against the food company. Domestically, warning letters can be followed by enforcement actions such as seizures. Imported foods can be detained until the importer can correct the label. Their website offers a range of resources on food labeling and ingredient lists. Read more here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/tcan
Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color Me Deadly Coloring Book, and Skeeter Beaters about preventing Zika mosquitoes. Coloring books are popular health education tools for children used by organizations to teach everything from proper eating habits to what to expect during hospital stays.
NLM also has an adult coloring book featuring images from the History of Medicine. To read more, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gpqb