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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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!.
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
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: