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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!.

Flu Shot Vouchers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

HHS and Walgreens will distribute Flu Shot Vouchers for uninsured and underinsured individuals through a variety of outreach efforts, local events and community and faith-based organizations nationwide. Each voucher is good for one flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Duane Reade pharmacies in New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations. For further information and to find your nearest location, please call 1-866-994-6757. Learn more at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6iys

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Most breast cancer is diagnosed in women who are age 50 or older. However, breast cancer does affect younger women. About 10% of new diagnosis are in women younger than age 45.  Breast cancer in young women is more likely to be hereditary than breast cancer in older women and more likely to be found at a later stage, when it is often more aggressive and difficult to treat. Many young women do not know their risk for breast cancer or ways to manage their risk. Learn more about breast cancer in young women at:

New Report Regarding Clinical Outcomes in AI/AN Patients with Diabetes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Seattle Indian Health Board/Urban Indian Health Institute recently released a new report, Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Summary Report, Audit Years 2011-2015. This report summarizes trends in clinical outcomes among American Indian/Alaska Native patients with diabetes from 32 Urban Indian Health Organizations. Read the full report at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6z2c

Participate in the Healthy People 2020 Public Comment Process October 6-27!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

You are invited to participate in the upcoming Healthy People 2020 public comment process, which will be open from October 6 through October 27, 2016. The Healthy People team is seeking comments on an objective that is being considered as a potential addition to the HIV topic area. The proposed objective was developed by the HIV workgroup, which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It has been reviewed by the Healthy People 2020 Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW), and is now being presented for public review and comment. All comments received will be carefully reviewed by the HIV workgroup, the Healthy People 2020 FIW, and other Healthy People 2020 stakeholders. Go here to comment: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xkhl

 

Insurance Gains among Young Adults

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Just released, according to AHRQ Stats as of mid-2015, young adults ages 18 to 29 were the most likely to gain health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate for this group declined from 31 percent to 15 percent. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more details, see the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy here, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/l280