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The People’s Garden Initiative

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as “The People’s Department.” Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1s8rlmi

CDC Protects Business From Chronic Health Threats to Major Emergencies

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Business Pulse is a feature that offers businesses useful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Explore benefits associated with CDC’s work to protect Americans—including businesses and their workforces—from chronic threats that impact health and productivity to major health emergencies. Produced by the CDC Foundation, Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter. To learn more http://bit.ly/24GHMlF

Skin Cancer Prevention Resources from CDC

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The Center for Disease Control has numerous shareable skin cancer prevention tools. The Sun Safety Tips for Men page has informational buttons to add to your website. The Skin Cancer Awareness page has infographics, fact sheets, a quiz and posters.

Sun Safety Tips for Men: http://1.usa.gov/1tlP1DV

Skin Cancer Awareness: http://1.usa.gov/1UpWcoO

 

500 Cities Webinar

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

June 30, 2016 | 2 to 3 PM Eastern

Registration and information: http://bit.ly/22WylPA

The 500 Cities Project “will identify, analyze, and report city and census tract-level data, obtained using small area estimation methods, for 27 disease measures for the 500 largest American cities,” with representation from every state. The public website should be available by the summer of 2017.

Originally seen on Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health

Preparing for heat and extreme heat

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

As the temperatures rise, many health organizations are reminding people to take precautions from the heat and sun.

In “Using Data to Prepare for the Next Heat Wave,” the CDC shares how public health officials in Minnesota are using data on heat-related illnesses to identify areas that need increased attention. http://1.usa.gov/1YgxDMQ

The AgriSafe Network reminds readers of the warning signs of heat-related illnesses as well as ways to prevent them. http://bit.ly/1WGR7KQ

In a Successful Farming article, AgriSafe’s clinical director, Carolyn Sheridan, also provides tips for farmers (and other outdoor workers) on protecting oneself from the sun. http://bit.ly/1XcAuqr

Keeping safe while traveling

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Traveling this summer? Whether traveling by car, boat, plane, bike or foot, MedlinePlus has resources for keeping you safe.

Traveler’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/25JawQz

Handout: Exercising with your kids creates long-lasting health

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The American Public Health Association has created a new tipsheet entitled “Exercising with your kids creates long-lasting health.” The handout is shareable and printable and available in English, Spanish and Easy-to-Read versions.

Healthy You: http://bit.ly/UD9hur

MedlinePlus has additional resources for family-friendly fitness.

Exercise for Children: http://1.usa.gov/1RVDgbB

HHS Syndication Storefront

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Want to place content from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) government websites onto your own site? Content syndication allows you to place high-quality HHS content in the look and feel of your site. The syndicated content is automatically updated in real time, requiring no effort from your staff to keep the pages up to date.

The HHS Syndication Storefront has created an easy way for public health partners to access the federally produced digital resources — including web content, images, video, data, infographics, and more – for use on websites, apps, and social media. Syndication allows our science-based resources to be combined with information at state and local levels, and helps coordinate health messaging for maximum impact.

For more information, see http://1.usa.gov/1P8x28v

EPA Community-Based Water Resiliency Tool

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) Tool (version 2.0) is an easy way to find out how prepared your community is to handle emergencies that impact your water systems and learn about tools and resources that can be used to build resilience.

The self-assessment in the tool is for:

  • drinking water and wastewater utilities
  • state primacy agencies, hospitals
  • public health agencies
  • fire
  • police
  • emergency managers
  • elected officials
  • concerned citizens

For more information and to download the tool, visit http://1.usa.gov/1TIeTAu

HealthReach Webinar

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: Noon to 1 PM Eastern

Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned.

Resources include:

  • Health education materals in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

For more information and registration, visit http://1.usa.gov/1iI1qfS