Category Archives: public health - p2
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.
Dr. Lillian Khor will present a free heart health seminar at the Salt Lake City Library today, 2/23/12, at 6:30 p.m.
Challenge by Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering to students: create an app that addresses the nation’s pressing health issues, and win prize money!
A woman suffers a heart attack every 60 seconds in the United States. Yet according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey, only half of women indicated they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and few were aware of the most common heart attack symptoms. The Make the Call. [...]
Recap of the library’s first book signing and presentation on the topic of healthcare disparities.
The concept and practice of health literacy appears to be moving from the margins to the mainstream, thanks in part to three recent major policy initiatives at the federal level.
Eccles Library is hosting its first lecture-and-book-signing on the topic of “Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective” Friday, 1/27/12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Public is welcome, and refreshments are included.
Great example of using videos to teach teens about the dangers of drug abuse, which is an important aspect of health literacy.