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Dental Hygiene Resources

October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources:

Multilingual Resources include:

Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus):

Dental Health (MedlinePlus):


Technical Assistance for Grant Applicants

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers a free webinar for funding applicants. Why All the Excitement about Logic Models? This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) objectives and how to access logic model designs. October 3, 2016, 2:00 pm ET. Register here:

Free Bilingual Resources

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn tips for healthy bones and muscles. Learn more:

Indian Health Service Toolkits

New Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits are available from the Indian Health Service. The toolkits will help American Indian and Alaska Native communities implement local programs to prevent diabetes and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The diabetes prevention toolkit,, is based on the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program research, showing that even losing a small amount of weight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in diverse populations.

The Healthy Heart Toolkit,, was created to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in  American Indian and Alaska Native people, especially those with diabetes.

Tips for Healthy School (and Work) Lunches

Do you pack a lunch for you and/or your kids? Many prepackaged meals are full of salt, added sugar and extra calories. Here are tips for building healthier lunches and keeping food safe until lunchtime.

School Lunches (Nemours):

Back to School Fuel (The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health):

Stay Safe During Hunting Season

For many parts of the United States, fall is hunting season. has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year.

Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season:

Health Hotlines Discontinuation

From the National Library of Medicine:

Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.”

A printable version of Health Hotlines is also available for download by the end of January 2017:

New Look for Think Cultural Health Site

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:


Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. Why the special concern? The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects, including interactions. And, as you age, physical changes can affect the way medicines are handled by your body, leading to potential complications. Read more about these tips here:

FDA Information for Consumers on Food and Flavors

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: