Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Monday, February 20th, 2017
Endometriosis is a disease that can cause pain, infertility and heavy, painful periods among women. Although treatments such as surgery and medication can limit symptoms, there is no cure.
MedlinePlus has information on diagnosis, treatment, current research and other resources for teenagers and adults living with endometriosis.
Endometriosis (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/py73
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The CDC has a number of resources to aid in education and prevention campaigns
- VetoViolence (Violence Education Tools Online)
- Includes trainings such as Dating Matters, a free, online course available to “educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health”
- Teen Dating Violence as a featured topic under the CDC’s Violence Prevention site
Monday, February 6th, 2017
The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is offering a webinar series for providers and others who work with people experiencing or at risk for homelessness.
MedlinePlus has information on Homeless Health Concerns: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9zr5
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family that are abusing drugs, and what causes addiction. Our expert scientists give them the facts. Join the chat on Janaury 26, 2017. Read more at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6xyt
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“EPA has developed communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for eight different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. The agency is providing these materials for use and modification for anyone seeking to communicate the health impacts of climate change to a range of audiences.”
The populations include:
- Older Adults
- Indigenous Peoples
- People with Disabilities
- Pregnant Women
- People with existing health conditions
- Occupational Groups
- Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns
For each population, there are downloadable files, including talking points, fact sheets and slides.
Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qq7d
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. To learn more about TBI go to the MedlinePlus topic page, Traumatic Brain Injury https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0tiq or the Kid’s Health topic page, Cold, Ice and Snow Safety https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kqpn
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups Webinar
The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. The guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 regional health equity councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with health care systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dz0y/.
To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:
- Describe how mental health affects various ethnic groups;
- Describe how mental health affects LGBTQIA and youth communities;
- Discuss current programs that are currently addressing mental health in ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and youth communities; and
- Describe evaluating tool(s) for programs that address mental health in LGBTQIA and youth communities.
DATE: January 18, 2017 TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
For more information and to register, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/w8am