Category Archives: public health - p2
New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.
The number of strokes nationwide has decreased little in the last four years, and regional and socio-economic disparities are strong indicators of their continued prevalence, according to the CDC.
Recent poll found “Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed”
As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state […]
While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.
Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.
New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.
Excellent heart-attack awareness program for women by the U.S. Dept. of H.H.S.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity. This video is the third in a series showcasing achievements in one community.