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Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

Healthy People Webinar on Strategies to Improve Air Quality

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Environmental Quality

November 17, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Air Quality Program is working to improve air quality in New York City by monitoring the impact of pollutants.

For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h6at

Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CHES) are available!

Have a safe Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Before you get dressed up and start trick-or-treating tonight, check out these sites for safety tips from food to streets to costumes.

jack-o-lanterns with candles and small gourds

AHRQ Teach-Back Strategies Help Primary Care Providers Engage Patients and Families

Friday, October 28th, 2016

To learn more about how clinicians use “teach-back” to improve communication with patients, access AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients. The new resource features evidence-based interventions for implementing the teach-back technique in primary care practices.  With teach-back, clinicians ask patients or family members to explain in their own words what they need to know or do. It is more than repeating what patients or family members heard—clinicians ask them to teach it back. Effective communication is a clinician’s first step to helping a patient with a health problem. The evidence-based, low-technology teach-back technique can be the gateway to better communication and better understanding, and ultimately it can improve patient outcomes. For more information, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/anop

Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

MATx App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app from SAMSHA supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future. For more information and links to the apps, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p35a

Screenshot of MATx App

Introduction to Public Health Digital Storytelling Webinars: The Role of Narrative in Public Health

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

November 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

For the past 20 years, StoryCenter has been supporting researchers, educators, social justice organizers, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and participatory digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals. Please join us for this overview of our core methods and an exploration of how narrative can enhance your public health efforts. For more information and links to registration, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fp6y

Text from StoryCenter, formerly The Center for Digital Storytelling

Dental Sealants Effective Protection for Preventing Cavities

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

From CDC Vital Signs. Learn about dental sealants, thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) and how it  can prevent cavities for years. You will find  a detailed fact sheet https://nnlm.gov/bhic/factsheet to download as well as educational  infographics. On related pages you can find  information on school- based sealant programs https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ui78 and oral health data https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cdcoralhealth.

 

Wrong Medicine Dosing in Children

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

A NIH funded study recommends the use of an oral syringe instead of a small measuring cup when giving medicine to children. In this study, with participation of more than 2,100 parents, they found that the greatest confusion occurred when parents used dosing cups instead of oral syringes. Parents also made more errors when they looked at medication labels that only referred to teaspoons. To learn more about this research listen to the podcast with  lead author, Dr. Shonna Yin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p86r

 

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u1q5  is promoting their free Safe to Sleep® campaign and materials including various print resources and videos for parents and professionals. Many are also available in Spanish..You can use these materials to help parents of newborns and infants learn about safe sleep positions and to raise awareness of this condition in the community. Many of these items are available for download or can be ordered at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kxrb. For items that you can use to promote the Safe to Sleep® campaign or your outreach, check out our E-Toolkit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lbub.

 

Salud Report Card

Friday, October 14th, 2016

With the Salud America! new online tool, Salud Report Card, you can get customized data on food access, activity, and equity issues for your county compared to the state and nation. The tool will also offer policy solutions, case studies, infographics, and share-ability to inspire people to start and support healthy changes, with a focus on Latino communities.

To get a tour of the site, view the recorded webinar from Community Commons and Salud America!.