The National Center for Health Statistics has created a new report and infographics to show the progress in meeting the objectives of Healthy People 2020 and an assessment of health disparities. Chapters are organized by topic and are individually downloadable: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g1c9 Interactive infographics are also available to show progress and work needed: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pdqx
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has translated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit into Spanish. The toolkit Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more and download the free toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gwnz
Throughout 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will highlight rural healthcare issues in a special series of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Covered so far are the leading causes of death in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and health-related behaviors classified by county. Upcoming topics may include chronic diseases, healthy behaviors, reproductive health, injuries and exposures, and agriculture safety and health. See the MMWR Rural Health Series here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h2du
Endometriosis is a disease that can cause pain, infertility and heavy, painful periods among women. Although treatments such as surgery and medication can limit symptoms, there is no cure.
MedlinePlus has information on diagnosis, treatment, current research and other resources for teenagers and adults living with endometriosis.
Endometriosis (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/py73
Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found.
Tox Town is available in English and Spanish.
Carbin Monoxide (Tox Town): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1qwq
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers webinars on health information resources for health professionals and the public. Online training is available for free and is open to anyone.
Upcoming topics include: nutrition information, genetics resources, health information for older adults, and National Library of Medicine toxicology resources. Whether you work in health care, a community based organization, public health or a library, you will find topics of interest.
Professional Development (NNLM): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zp1y
This monthly e-newsletter will provide health information and insight from Johns Hopkins experts. Each issue features information on common health topics and interests, health tips, patient stories, updates in medical research and clinical trials, upcoming events, a healthy recipe, and more. Sign up at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/55gf
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native communities experience disproportionately high rates of behavioral health problems such as mental and substance use disorders. In addition, these communities’ behavioral health needs have traditionally been underserved. Mental and substance use disorders – which may result from adverse childhood experiences, historical and intergenerational trauma, and other factors – are also reflected in high rates of interpersonal violence, major depression, excessive alcohol use, suicide, and suicide risk. Overall, these problems pose a corrosive threat to the health and well-being of many American Indians and Alaska Natives. The document is available for free at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1b80
The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is offering a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and understanding the U.S. health care system may be included in the agenda. March 15, 8:00am – 5pm PT. The workshop will be webcast live and will be available for viewing starting at 8:30 AM Pacific Time. Free but register to attend the in person event or watch the live webcast at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qyij
New Data Spotlight: 500 Cities and ACS 2011-2015
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z18z
This webinar will highlight the newest data available on Community Commons – including the recently released 500 Cities Data and the American Community Survey five year estimates from 2011-2015.
About 500 Cities Project from Community Commons: The 500 Cities Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The 500 Cities project aims to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. Small area estimates allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables and to plan for public health interventions.
Beyond Needs Assessments: Using Community Commons Data for Advocacy and Program Development
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/sut3
This webinar will explore how to use Community Commons data for advocacy and program development.