The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created Consumer.gov to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. Consumer.gov resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer information, are appropriate for audiences with varying degrees of English fluency, and are available in Spanish and free to use. Related consumer.gov materials can be ordered for free for use in classrooms and at community events. To read more about this topic, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p0j3
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Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope.
Mental Health and Stress
National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf
National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Meditation https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g2nt
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.
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
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.”
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.
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
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
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