Daily Archives: March 1, 2011

Faith-Based Communities and HIV/AIDS

http://blog.aids.gov/downloads/201128_NASTAD.pdf “A new fact sheet from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD Exit Disclaimer) is designed to help faith communities pursue these and other activities. The fact sheet, United in Battling HIV/AIDS: A Guide to Understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Many Americans Have Poor Health Literacy

Archie Willard, one of the best advocates for health literacy, was quote in a recent Washington Post article, dated Monday, February 28, 2011. He highlighted the importance of making materials health literacy friendly by sharing his story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022805957.html Related Articles … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pew Report on Online Peers in Healthcare

  http://bit.ly/dZHMQz Peer-to-peer Healthcare Report by Susannah Fox The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Feb 28, 2011 “Many Americans turn to friends and family for support and advice when they have a health problem. This report shows … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study

A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.   The GuLF STUDY (Gulf … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment