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Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern

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:

  • Children
  • 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

 

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers™

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers™ ads will continue in 2017 encouraging smokers to quit through messages from real people whose lives were negatively affected by smoking.  Beginning on January 9 through the first half of 2017 these ads will run nationally on broadcast and cable TV, in magazines and online.  These ads focus on diseases and conditions such as throat and lung cancer, heart attack, stroke, periodontal disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To learn more about the 2017 campaign and the impact and results of past ads visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ztp2

 

January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

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

 

Health Equity Change Makers

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

From the Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Change Makers is a program that was developed for people to share their personal stories that “illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities — and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation — are making change happen every day.”  These are “everyday people who have been personally affected by health disparities, and who have used their experience to raise awareness and inspire change.” To read these inspiring stories go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/akp2

Also visit the Health Equity Change Makers toolkit to learn more about what you can do to help accelerate health equity in your community https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u2uv

Youth-created PSA music video on perils of unprotected sex

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.

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

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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

AHRQ Seeks Research Proposals on Using Health IT to Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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.

Two New Models that Will Increase Patient Engagement Care Decision-Making

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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

12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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

Coping with the Holidays

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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