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Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week 2017 website and webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

January 23-29 is the 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a health observance created to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body, and behavior.

School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar on December 8 at 2:30pm ET to demonstrate how easy it is to participate in NDAFW and utilize free materials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), such as the Drugs: Shatter the Myths booklet and the interactive National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. To register, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/metz

For more information about NDAFW, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xi8h. You will find resources from the NIDA to plan events, generate program ideas, and share information with youth.

FDA Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

As you’re sitting around your kitchen table or walking into your favorite chain restaurant, or in the grocery store, you may wonder: What should I feed myself and my family at home? What about when we’re eating out? Which of the many food options available would be a healthy choice, no matter where we’re eating? To help you make healthy choices, The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent efforts to improve nutrition facts labels will do two things: First, provide the information you need to make those choices. Second, encourage and help food companies to reformulate, or change the recipes of products to produce healthier foods. Read more here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7kxa

Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Andria Caruthers posted “Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US” on CommunityCommons.org. She reviewed geographic trends of the opioid epidemic and included Community Commons maps that link to their interactive versions. To read the full article, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fvqp.

Don’t know about Community Commons? According to its About page, “Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities. We provide public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities so you can thoroughly explore community health.”

Ten Helpful Tools for Teaching DNA

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Whether you are teaching genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, this list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep up your presentations and captivate students. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss! Unlocking Life’s Code includes additional resources for teachers as well as tools students may find as a fun way to reinforce genetic learning.

November is National Diabetes Month

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

29.1 million US adults have diabetes—and 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it. To get more facts about diabetes, programs and initiatives so you can outreach to your community visit the CDC’s diabetes web site: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g175

 

Follow favorite journals with PubMed Journals

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk

MATx App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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

Screenshot of MATx App

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: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ypwt

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: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qp2a