Category Archives: Public Health - p4

Services and resources related to providing public health information to our service area and population.

Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured

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.

Healthy kids, healthy communities

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.

“Go Viral to Improve Health” challenge for interdisciplinary teams

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!

National public education campaign: “Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.”

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. …Read More »