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Protecting kids from Zika

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books.

Zika – Parents:


Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people a year visit the emergency department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, but poisoning can be prevented.

Resources to learn more include:

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention (CDC):

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (MedlinePlus):

Diversity in Clinical Trials Toolkit

Diversity in clinical trials is an important issue, as minorities sometimes respond differently to medical products. Race and ethnicity could affect the dose a person needs, or something even more serious. But racial and ethnic minorities are not well represented in clinical trials, and that means health disparities may continue to exist.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrtation’s Office of Minority Health has released six new public service announcements, a blog and an infographic that can be used to encourage minorities to join clinical trials. Visit the Clinical Trial Diversity Stakeholder Communications Toolkit to learn more:

Using Systematic Review in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

This free webinar on July 25 from the National Institutes of Health “Mind the Gap” Series discusses the opportunities and challenges of using systematic reviews to summarize knowledge about “what works” in disease prevention and health promotion: Learn how systematic reviews are being used globally to implement, plan and derive recommendation for comparative effectiveness research.

Asthma Treated via Telehealth

Asthma is as prevalent in rural adults as in their urban counterparts, but those in rural areas may have less access to treatment. A program in Kansas which utilizes partnerships and collaboration to serve the State can be replicated in other areas. Read more about it and how to come a Certified Asthma Educator here:

Bullying Prevention Training Course

Discover your role in bullying prevention! This training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course, earn continuing education and make a difference today! (1.5 contact hours) Learn more at

Guns and Dementia

When guns are in the home of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the odds of tragedy are heightened. Hiding, locking up, or disabling a gun may not be sufficient, especially if the individual becomes fearful, combative, or suspicious as their disease progresses. The Alzheimer’s Association has guidance for family members at
Physicians are encouraged to discuss gun safety with patients or family members when any patient, young or old, may be at risk

Senior Safety Driving

AAA has a website with excellent resources to keep seniors driving safely, with information about how aging affects driving, ways to test yourself, safe-driving tips, and guidance in adapting or selecting a vehicle to fit your changing physical capabilities. Alternate means of transportation are also discussed. For concerned family members, the site provides advice on evaluating a senior’s driving skills and addressing safety concerns. Many seniors feel they are better drivers after taking AAA’s online or in person class or the AARP’s classroom course. Both are open to any driver over age 50. These inexpensive programs may entitle you to a discounted auto insurance rate; check with your insurance agent.


No cost print publications from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

From the NIDDK:

“The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is reducing the number of print publications in our warehouse.

Up to 250 copies of certain titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States.

View the list of eligible titles at NIDDK’s Online Catalog to order resources for your clinic, organization, or community.”

Deadline: July 31, 2016.

Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit.

Download materials: