#MakeHealth was AMAZING – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 18, 2014)

It's always a delight to have the opportunity to show off a University of Michigan event in these posts. It's even more of a delight to show off an event of which I was so intimately a part, even though I have to confess I feel like I did very little and it was the … Continue reading #MakeHealth was AMAZING – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 18, 2014)

“Smoking & Health” Turns 50 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 24, 2014)

It's pretty interesting that there have been so many different reports from the Surgeon General's Office, but if people simply say, "the Surgeon General's report" they mean the first one, from 1964, on Smoking and Health. I'm glad to see that the SGO is taking advantage of the 50th anniversary to release a new and … Continue reading “Smoking & Health” Turns 50 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 24, 2014)

Chemical informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

From TOXNET: You may be aware from multiple news sources that little information was available about 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol at the time of the spill in West Virginia's Elk River earlier this month. Since the spill, government and private sector scientists have contributed to collecting and verifying information about the chemical. As a result, there is now … Continue reading Chemical informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

How Low-Income Americans Experience Health Care: Ranking the States

From the Commonwealth Fund: The first-ever health system performance scorecard focusing on low-income Americans has one overriding message: where you live matters. The new Commonwealth Fund report Health Care in the Two Americas, along with the accompanying interactive map,provides the first state-by-state comparison of the health care experiences of the 39 percent of Americans earning less than … Continue reading How Low-Income Americans Experience Health Care: Ranking the States

Culturally appropriate care and health education

From the AHRQ Health Innovations Exchange from August 14: The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and education to specific target populations. The programs include one that delivered a community-based, culturally tailored education program to low-income, predominantly elderly Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes to improve self-management; another … Continue reading Culturally appropriate care and health education

Clinical-community relationships as a pathway to improve health – Webinar from AHRQ

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ is sponsoring a webinar on how clinical-community relationships can enhance health care delivery. It will provide an overview of recent efforts on these relationships and the need for measures to evaluate their effectiveness. The webinar will be led by Janice L. Genevro, Ph.D., of AHRQ’s Center … Continue reading Clinical-community relationships as a pathway to improve health – Webinar from AHRQ

HealthyChildren.org en Español has launched!

Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States, so it is critical to address the health needs and issues that impact Spanish-speaking parents. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a Spanish-language resource to serve Hispanic families with reliable children’s health and safety information. HealthyChildren.org en Español (www.healthychildren.org/Espanol) aims to improve child health … Continue reading HealthyChildren.org en Español has launched!

Two years after the tsunami in Japan, fear and mistrust of food and government

From the New York Times, an Op-Doc, 'In Japan, a Portrait of Mistrust': Two years after a huge earthquake, giant tsunami and nuclear meltdown ravaged parts of Japan, life has only seemingly returned to normal. Authorities say that outside the evacuation zone in Fukushima, there is at most a very low amount of radioactive contamination … Continue reading Two years after the tsunami in Japan, fear and mistrust of food and government

A bumpy road to a soda ban

From the New York Times Well blog: Some of the country’s leading public health experts called Monday’s judicial ruling against New York’s limits on the sale of large sugary drinks a predictable setback in what has become a national campaign against obesity, the country’s newest health epidemic. Many public health experts support the effort by … Continue reading A bumpy road to a soda ban

Beyond dissemination: CDC Twitter chats

Never participated in a Twitter chat, but want to?  Want to know about upcoming Twitter chats from the CDC?  Here's the information you need! For first time Twitter chat participants If you have don't have a Twitter account, it's easy to establish one. First think of a unique profile name (it could describe the subject that … Continue reading Beyond dissemination: CDC Twitter chats