A new funding opportunity announcement from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) seeks grant applications to conduct research that demonstrates how health information technology (IT) can improve patient-centered health outcomes. Applications should focus on the scale and spread of health IT-enabled practice models that use patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory settings. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; the first due date is Jan. 25. For more information, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dg03.
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created Consumer.gov to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. Consumer.gov resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer information, are appropriate for audiences with varying degrees of English fluency, and are available in Spanish and free to use. Related consumer.gov materials can be ordered for free for use in classrooms and at community events. To read more about this topic, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p0j3
Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center. The Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives (BEI) Models — the Shared Decision Making Model and the Direct Decision Support Model — which will test different approaches to shared decision making, acknowledging that beneficiaries make decisions regarding treatment options in a variety of ways. One of the agency’s goals to help transform our health care system into one that delivers better care, smarter spending, healthier people, and puts individuals at the center. Read more about it here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/srbv
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some tips for making your holiday season as healthy as possible. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Read more here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4jir
Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope.
Mental Health and Stress
National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf
National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Meditation https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g2nt
Looking for heart-healthy holiday recipes? The Million Hearts campaign from CDC.gov can offer some inspiration!” You can prepare special recipes that are good for you too. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/27jq
Here is a very colorful and educational infographic on how to choose healthier options during the holidays https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s6bf
Presented as an infographic is how to prepare Pumpkin 5 Ways. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/rcut
And the last highlighted infographic from ChooseMyPlate.gov is Turkey 5 Ways. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fs3z
In addition to health topic pages on mental and physical conditions, MedlinePlus has numerous resources for improving one’s overall wellness. The Mental Health page has advice on letting go of grudges, managing your anger and “cultivating contentment.” Are you looking to ways to drink less? Check out the Alcohol and Alcoholism pages. Do you want to be more involved in your healthcare? The Talking With Your Doctor page has tips for asking questions, developing priorities and understanding medical words. Do you want to live better as you age? Is it time to finally quit smoking? Is this the year you lose weight, eat better, or start exercising? MedlinePlus has you covered with high quality, reliable health information.
Many people have travel plans this week. Sitting for long periods of time, such as on a long distance flight or car ride, can increase one’s risk of developing life-threatening deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg.
Check out MedlinePlus for more information on the prevention of DVT: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/csb1
The Tribal Health Research Office of the NIH announces a call for submissions for the Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Challenge. The goal of this Challenge is to develop a brief digital story that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health in American Indians and Alaska Natives. The deadline is January 31, 2017: Learn more.