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Health Literacy Tool Shed

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

The Health Literacy Tool Shed is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature. Users can search by language and context to measure health literacy. To search the database, please visit: http://bit.ly/2a2Ig0E

New Resources Available from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Friday, June 24th, 2016

As important stakeholders in health and nutrition, health professionals play an important role in helping to share key messages from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines with patients and clients. A new toolkit includes several Dietary Guidelines resources that health professionals can download and use in their practices:

  • A downloadable PDF of the full 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
  • The Executive Summary in English and Spanish
  • Recommendations At-A-Glance in English and Spanish
  • Graphics that can be downloaded, embedded within websites, and shared on social media
  • Conversation starters for talking with patients and clients about nutrition
  • Patient handouts on making healthy shifts and cutting down on added sugars

To access the toolkit, visit: http://1.usa.gov/28RrdNG

Changes to Google Symptom Search

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Google is rolling out a new symptom search, which is purportedly will produce search results that include an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit. By doing this, their goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms, and quickly get to the point where you can do more in-depth research on the web or talk to a health professional. Google worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the lists we show. Read more about it on the official Google blog: http://bit.ly/28XKW2p

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) 2015 Results

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors contributing to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and STDs, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors,  and inadequate physical activity. For 2015 results, you can

  • read and share CDC YRBSS Results and Trend Fact Sheets, http://1.usa.gov/28IPDhH
  • watch Healthcare Triage: Kids Today… Are Pretty Great by Aaron Caroll comparing results from 1991 to those from 2015, http://bit.ly/28JLfhK
  • use the YRBSS Youth Online to create your own comparison, such as results from 1995 and 2015, http://1.usa.gov/28Jvkij

Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events.

DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n

Disaster Lit®  searches

Disaster Lit®  recently added resources

  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events, http://1.usa.gov/1U8wNMX
    • Provides resources designed to help emergency medical staff create robust plans for mass critical care before an incident strikes their jurisdiction.
  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program, http://1.usa.gov/1ZR6eQ1
    • Provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans. 

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

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

New Nursing Videos from NLM!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

NLM recently released two short YouTube videos for nurses. They are linked as part of the PubMed for Nurses TutorialThe titles are

NLM Resources for Nurses: Research http://bit.ly/1UjVvZH and

NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education http://bit.ly/1VzVvds

They briefly show information about various useful NLM websites, and are nicely done with music.  Both are less than four minutes long.

 

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

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