Archive for the ‘Websites’ Category
Friday, May 6th, 2016
The Health Literacy Data Map, http://unc.live/1TMRCyY, is a new tool from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Using census data, the website provides an online, searchable map of health literacy estimates for the entire United States. For more information about the tool, see CommunicateHealth “Health Lit Live with Dr. Stacy Bailey and Dr. Gang Fang,” http://bit.ly/271301r.
Update on May 9 at 8:40 AM Central: UNC’s site may be having technical difficulties. I will post another update when I know the site is up and working.
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a number of resources to help those with new health coverage. From Coverage to Care (C2C) provides information on how you and your family can best use it to get the care you need. C2C includes a number of resources such as the Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You and the newly released 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Health Coverage, is designed to help you figure out what you can do to put your health first for a long and healthy life. To read more about these resources, please see: go.cms.gov/1SgJQyc
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
On April 4, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine published a discussion paper “Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy” http://bit.ly/1Vk2TKt. One of the paper’s conclusions argues that a more “practical consensus on a definition of health literacy” will improve the ability to compare research and data sets and potentially improve health.
On April 13, the National Library of Medicine’s NLM in Focus, http://1.usa.gov/1SZBtU4, shared some of these definition difficulties as well as one of the most comprehensive definitions to date. In addition, the blog post includes numerous links to health literacy resources and research.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
People like Dior Vargas are activity combating negative stigma surrounding mental illness. MentalHealth.gov provides facts, community conversation guides, and suggestions on talking with family and friends about mental illness (in English and Español).
Image and links seen on National Minority Health Month Twitter chat, #NMHM16Chat
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act, http://1.usa.gov/1qsto39
If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010, the preventive services on this site must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance or meet your deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.
There are sections on the site for Adults, Women, and Children.
Link seen on National Minority Health Month Twitter chat, #NMHM16Chat
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine
It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including:
HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
HIV/AIDS Information for Specific Populations – Comprehensive HIV/AIDS information for scientists, physicians, educators, and consumers.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information – Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy.
K-12 Science and Health Education – Working with teachers and science experts to provide free reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Adapted from RHIhub, http://bit.ly/1qjNZai
Use Am I Rural? to determine whether specific locations are considered rural based on various definitions the term, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs such as Rural Health Clinics and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant programs. It also states whether that address is in a Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically Underserved Areas/Populations.
The tutorial on YouTube shows how to use the tool and what information it provides. http://bit.ly/1SxZsMn
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Lunch with the RML Webinar, March 29, 2016 / noon – 1:00 pm ET
Host: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7
Description: NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website. You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your website’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how!
Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine
The link to access the live webinar can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7. Recordings of Lunch with the RML sessions can be found on http://1.usa.gov/1pFImCC
For more information about NIH Syndicated Content, check out these resources:
Friday, March 4th, 2016
The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.
Each rare or genetic disease has its own web page that includes: questions answered by GARD Information Specialists; links to resources where you can find more information; information about genetic testing and genetic services; scientific conferences that have been sponsored by NIH; organizations that provide information and support; information about research studies and clinical trials; and FDA-approved medications for rare diseases.
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD): http://1.usa.gov/1RMFzRq
Friday, March 4th, 2016
On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. This marked the first official reporting of what will become known as the AIDS epidemic.
AIDS.gov has published a History of HIV/AIDS Timeline that reflects the history of the domestic AIDS epidemic from its origins in illness, fear, and death to our present, hope-filled years. Originally created in 2011 to highlight milestones of “30 Years of AIDS,” the timeline has recently been updated with entries through 2015.
A Timeline of HIV/AIDS: http://1.usa.gov/1Yb31Ky