Tag Archives: United States Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Launches First Consumer Health IT Video Challenge of 2012

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced this week a nationwide, open call for entries in the Healthy New Year Video Challenge, highlighting personal stories of patients and families using health technology … Continue reading

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Internet Use for Health Care Information

The following was posted as part of a comment on the HealthLiteracy Listserv.   This link is to an article that found that fewer people are looking for health information online compared to earlier in the decade. http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/patient/232200043

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Website: HHS Office of Adolescent Health

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. by Cheryl Rowan “The Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new information-rich website on adolescent health issues, including physical, mental and reproductive … Continue reading

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Lists of 10 things for Patients

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. 10 dumb things you do at the doc’s office http://bit.ly/lmyOHl By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Talking on your cell phone in the examining room, forgetting what medicines you take and … Continue reading

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CMS Launches Tools and Initiatives to Help Improve American Health Care Quality

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://ow.ly/60Isc The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new tool for patients and caregivers, and other enhanced initiatives, to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care, … Continue reading

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Library Success: Outreach to Seniors

The following library success story was posted on the MCMLA-L LISTSERV by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell. http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Senior_Outreach The Grillo Health Information Center http://www.grillocenter.org/outreach.html is a community organization located at the Tebo Family Medical Pavilion in Boulder, CO, It is committed to increasing health … Continue reading

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Dr. Howard Koh in Missouri on Sept. 13 to Discuss Health Literacy

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv. “Hi all, Dr. Howard Koh, 14th Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be in Columbia, Mo., on September 13 to talk about the importance of health literacy … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://t.co/FhIbzfN By Neil Versel InformationWeek July 29, 2011 Twitter, Facebook, and online communities can help healthcare organizations, emergency personnel, and government agencies better prepare for and respond to emergencies, so it’s a … Continue reading

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Public Health Preparedness Summit 2012 Call for Abstracts

http://www.phprep.org/2012/agenda/abstracts.cfm The 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit will be held in Anaheim, California during February 21–24, 2012. This year’s Summit Planning Committee invites public health, emergency management, and other professionals nationwide to showcase and share their best practice training models, … Continue reading

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Exploring Your Family’s Health History

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://nihseniorhealth.gov/creatingafamilyhealthhistory/toc.html At your next family reunion or gathering, why not explore a different type of family tree — your family health history? Knowing what diseases and health conditions run in your family … Continue reading

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