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No cost print publications from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Monday, July 11th, 2016

From the NIDDK:

“The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is reducing the number of print publications in our warehouse.

Up to 250 copies of certain titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States.

View the list of eligible titles at NIDDK’s Online Catalog to order resources for your clinic, organization, or community.”

Deadline: July 31, 2016.
Order: http://bit.ly/29sBWQk

Connections: A Peer Learning Webinar Series on Connecting Consumers to Coverage and Care

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Enroll America and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services co-host a series of five webinars in which navigators and assisters share their experience, challenges and solutions for connecting people to health care and preventive services.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Health as a Second Language: Connecting Health Insurance Literacy to Outreach and Coverage to Care Efforts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
PowerMapping: Expanding Capacity and Building Partnerships to Connect with Consumers All Year Long

For additional information and recordings of previous webinars, visit http://bit.ly/29kDhdR

Text adapted from Enroll America.

Upcoming Health Observance for July

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Most people don’t think of kids when they think of arthritis.

To learn more about this disease go to Kids Get Arthritis Too http://bit.ly/29cFoA8

Learn How to Protect Yourself against Mosquito Bites

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Here is a great infographic from the CDC that illustrates how to protect yourself against mosquito bites.

http://1.usa.gov/28YwOSs

To learn more insect repellent visit: http://1.usa.gov/299kQLL

To learn about mosquito control where you live visit: http://bit.ly/291ASmq

New Resources Available from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Friday, June 24th, 2016

As important stakeholders in health and nutrition, health professionals play an important role in helping to share key messages from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines with patients and clients. A new toolkit includes several Dietary Guidelines resources that health professionals can download and use in their practices:

  • A downloadable PDF of the full 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
  • The Executive Summary in English and Spanish
  • Recommendations At-A-Glance in English and Spanish
  • Graphics that can be downloaded, embedded within websites, and shared on social media
  • Conversation starters for talking with patients and clients about nutrition
  • Patient handouts on making healthy shifts and cutting down on added sugars

To access the toolkit, visit: http://1.usa.gov/28RrdNG

Changes to Google Symptom Search

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Google is rolling out a new symptom search, which is purportedly will produce search results that include an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit. By doing this, their goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms, and quickly get to the point where you can do more in-depth research on the web or talk to a health professional. Google worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the lists we show. Read more about it on the official Google blog: http://bit.ly/28XKW2p

Food Literacy Workshop Summary

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engi­neering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recently published the workshop summary from Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior?, http://bit.ly/1U9tzL7. This workshop discussed various aspects of food literacy including

  • the role of consumer education, communication, and health literacy with respect to food safety, nutrition, and other health matters
  • how scientific information is communicated
  • how food literacy can be strengthened through communication tools and strategies

New From Coverage to Care: Toolkit for Consumers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

New materials, available in multiple languages, are part of the “From Coverage to Care” initiative developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which aims to help people understand their benefits, and connect to a primary care provider and preventive services. Visit the From Coverage to Care website to find and share the toolkit: http://go.cms.gov/1SgJQyc

New Stock Photo Site Focused on Health Launched

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Picture Public Health is a newly launched stock photo marketplace, focused specifically on health. The site’s goal is to make it easier for public health professionals to find authentic, relatable stock photos that model healthy behaviors while also challenging stereotypes. Right now, they’re working with photographers and agencies to build their library of photos. If you know a photographer or agency who might be interested in contributing original photos, they’re looking for people to help spread the word. You can also sign up to be notified with updates as they progress. Visit their site: http://bit.ly/1X0nxjZ

Free Consumer Health Information from the Office of Minority Health

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming for minority populations. A large resource collection and confidential access to information are great assets your library can tap into for free. Visit the Knowledge Center Library’s page here: http://1.usa.gov/1Uangnt and read more in this article from WebJunction: http://bit.ly/1X0lpso