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Aware in Care toolkit

The National Parkinson Foundation has developed the free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit. A recent study reported that many of those with Parkinson’s often do not receive their medications when needed while at the hospital putting them at a greater risk while there. This Aware in Care kit will assist hospital staff  informed during these visits.  These kits can be requested from your local chapter or center at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ynxk. If in Canada, call Parkinson Alberta at 1-877-243-9992 to order your kit. Find out more at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/tvhz

Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing Webinar

September 19, 2016 at 3pm CDT / 4pm EDT
Registration: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1gd0

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center is hosting an introductory webinar for community based organizations that want to respond to federal funding announcements. This webinar covers the basics from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM), to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding.

Text from HHS OMHRC

Using the Rankings Data: On beyond your county snapshot Webinar

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:00pm CDT / 3:00pm EDT
Information and registration: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ldmm 

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

NBCC Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation has several scholarships and fellowships available for students enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program. The application deadline for these opportunities is October 31, 2016.

2017 NBCCF Rural Scholarship

2017 NBCCF Military Scholarship

2017 NBCCF Minority Fellowship Program (Master’s Addictions) 

2017 NBCCF Minority Fellowship Program (Master’s Mental Health)

New Disaster Resources for K-12

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the NLM SIS K-12 Science and Health Education page and expand “Disasters.”

Think Cultural Health redesigned website

www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov 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.

Achieving Health Equity – One Policy at a Time Webinar

September 22, 2016
2 to 3 PM CT / 3 to 4 PM ET

In 2015, the Washington State Department of Health successfully added health equity review requirements to its analysis of proposed legislation: (1) describe any positive or negative impact the bill may have on tribal health concerns and (2) describe any positive or negative impact the bill may have on health equity or health disparities. This webinar will discuss how the department used policy and administrative levers to make this change.

Presenters will: 1) Describe components of a “health equity lens” used to analyze proposed state legislation; 2) Articulate opportunities and challenges to applying a “health equity lens”; and 3) Share examples of training and resource materials.

For registration and more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8t5k.

This webinar series was created by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET). Text for this post was adapted from National Partnership for Action (NPA) to End Health Disparities.

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Detailed application information and example topics: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia
Open (Earliest Submission) and Letter of Intent Due Date: November 16, 2016
Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Award Budget: $100,000 for one year, $200,000 over two years or $300,000 over 3 years, in direct costs

Text for this post was adapted from https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia.

Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors in Rural Communities Webinar

September 19, 2016 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT
Hosted by Grantmakers in Aging

For registration and information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/al6d.

A telemedicine program in seven rural, Midwestern States supports health and wellness for older adults by focusing on proactive medical care. Understand how this service evolved, the success, and opportunities for philanthropy to be part of the healthcare solution in rural America.

Presenters:

  • John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging
  • Josh Hofmeyer, Senior Care Officer, Avera eCARE
  • Heidi A. Schultz, Program Officer, Rural Healthcare, The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Sponsored by: The John A. Hartford Foundation and AARP Foundation

Co-Sponsor: The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Text adapted from registration site. Webinar announcement originally seen on RHIhub.

K-12 Plastics Videos

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection

Plastics Videos are Here!

Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we can help alleviate the amount of toxins in our environment. Each storyline is a spoof on a popular game app or video game and teaches students about various aspects of plastics including: the chemistry of plastics, how plastics differ in toxicity, the different types of plastics, and recycling.  Use these animations to jump start a conversation about educating the community on safe use and disposal of these everyday materials.

View the videos on the Environmental Health Student Portal under Chemicals: Plastics. To sign-up for the NLM K-12 Education Connection e-newsletter, visit https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/k12.html and expand “Get the latest news!” You can also follow the NLM K-12 Team on Twitter @NLM_K12.