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Virtual Healthy School

Monday, October 17th, 2016

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“The Virtual Healthy School is an online, interactive school that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier. While the Virtual Healthy School’s major themes are nutrition, physical education and physical activity, and the management of chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes) in schools—the tool includes examples of all 10 components of the [Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)] model incorporated into the entire school.”

Visitors to the Virtual Healthy School can navigate through different school rooms and find evidence-based strategies and action steps.

Virtual Healthy School:

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!.

New Look for Think Cultural Health Site

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of Think Cultural Health’s newly redesigned website.  The Think Cultural Health website now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors.  It’s also mobile ready and can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet and lap top and desk top computers. The new Think Cultural Health website design makes it easier for anyone to browse the latest resources and find information that will help individuals and organizations deliver respectful, understandable, and effective services to all in a respectful in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. Explore this resource more here:


FDA Information for Consumers on Food and Flavors

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offers consumers information on food and flavors. The FDA monitors food products to ensure that what is written on the package is not misleading or inaccurate and it can, when necessary, take action against the food company. Domestically, warning letters can be followed by enforcement actions such as seizures. Imported foods can be detained until the importer can correct the label. Their website offers a range of resources on food labeling and ingredient lists. Read more here:

October Health Awareness Month

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

In addition to Health Literacy Month, October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eye Injury Prevention Month, Home Eye Safety Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, and of course, National Medical Librarians Month.

To help you with planning, puts together the National Health Observances 2016 at a Glance

Using the Rankings Data: On beyond your county snapshot Webinar

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:00pm CDT / 3:00pm EDT
Information and registration: 

The County Health Rankings snapshots are a great starting point for community conversations about ways to improve health. Did you know that there is a guide that can help you get the most out of the Rankings and a wealth of underlying data, widen your focus beyond the Rankings’ specific measures with links to additional county-level data, visualize where the assets and weaknesses are in your community, and learn about how other communities are using the Rankings? This brief, 20 minute webinar will focus on the Using the Rankings Data guide which can help you find and understand the data on our site–and beyond. There will be time for Q&A. All in a quick 20 minutes!

Text from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program

Think Cultural Health redesigned website

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 has been redesigned! It is now mobile ready for easier access on cell phones and tablets. You’ll also see brighter colors and simpler layouts. The “About Us” area briefly describes the roles of the website, the Office of Minority Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You can also browse by three additional sections: National CLAS Standards, Education, and Resources.

CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and complement other nursing home measures previously announced in April.  Read more about the new updates here:

New Resources for Families on Choose MyPlate

Friday, August 26th, 2016

It’s back-to-school season and just launched new resources to help families eat better together. It’s also a great time for families to establish a new routine and work together toward a healthier lifestyle. Check them out here:

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Featured Website from the August 2016 NIH News in Health

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Want to know more about genes and how they work? Or learn about DNA forensics, biotechnology, and related careers? This educational website has up-to-date information, animations, games, interactive tutorials, and teacher resources designed for students and educators in grades 9 to 12.