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Keep Your Patients Healthy Throughout Adulthood by Improving Nutrition - 03-Jun-2021
Adults’ dietary patterns often reflect habits that they established during childhood and adolescence. Sometimes, this means carrying unhealthy habits into adulthood — but it’s never too late to make changes. Health professionals can use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025 to support adults in following a healthy dietary pattern, engaging in regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

SOPHE publishes “Scholars of Color” a special issue of the Health Education & Behavior Journal - 03-Jun-2021
The Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) journal Health Education & Behavior proudly publishes a special issue titled “Scholars of Color,” featuring 14 peer-reviewed articles. In this June 2021 open access issue, all first authors of the articles identified as scholars of color. (Society for Public Health Education)

Challenges for policy and research to reduce food loss and waste - 03-Jun-2021
Food loss and waste is a substantial global problem, yet we still lack good estimates of how much is occurring. Given the magnitude of the problem, reducing food loss and waste should be part of the agenda for food system transformation that aims to eliminate hunger while addressing climate change and inefficiencies in food production. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Must-Haves for Your First-Aid Kit - 03-Jun-2021
First-aid kits have changed over the years, but they are as useful as ever. They make it possible for ordinary people to be the help until professional help arrives. You don’t need a special certification to provide first aid, but you do need the right supplies and education. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Farm Animal Emergency Preparedness - 03-Jun-2021
Raising farm animals can bring lots of joy and is a great learning opportunity for families. However, they can have special needs when it comes to preparing for emergencies. Their owners should make sure they have a plan before a disaster happens. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Addressing Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Role of Promotores in Delivering Integrated Mental Health Care and Social Services - 03-Jun-2021
An effective mental health program in response to the pandemic must incorporate direct mental health services and address social needs that exacerbate mental health risk for Latino communities. This study presents a model of how to integrate both factors by leveraging promotor-led programs. (Preventing Chronic Disease, CDC)

Diabetes: a poster child for the EU digital health agenda - 03-Jun-2021
Digitalisation is transforming diabetes care, more and faster than any other therapeutic area. Diabetes showcases the promises of digital health for chronic diseases and unfolds the full potential of data. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven solutions are now opening the way for personalised diabetes care and precision medicine.

Improving Access to Paid Family Leave to Achieve Health Equity - 02-Jun-2021
The United States is the only country among 41 higher-income nations that does not guarantee any paid leave for new parents or to care for a sick family member. A growing body of research demonstrates that paid family leave has short- and long-term health benefits. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Strategy to Action: Incorporating CDC's 10 Evidence-Based Strategies in Overdose Prevention and Surveillance Efforts - 02-Jun-2021
To address the opioid overdose epidemic, CDC identified 10 strategies by scanning scientific literature to examine interventions that have been successfully implemented in at least one jurisdiction and have proven effective at reducing overdose deaths as well as the risk factors that contribute to overdose. Evidence-based strategies can only successfully prevent overdose to the extent that the community or political environment allows. (Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)

FDA Launches Challenge to Spur Development of Affordable Traceability Tools as Part of Broader Food Safety Efforts - 02-Jun-2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a challenge to spur the development of affordable, tech-enabled traceability tools to help protect people and animals from contaminated foods by enabling the rapid identification of their sources and helping remove them from the marketplace as quickly as possible. The FDA will accept submissions from June 1 through July 30 and intends to announce up to 12 winners at the end of the challenge. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults - 02-Jun-2021
Learn how to use medicines safely and avoid unwanted side effects and interactions as you age. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Help the FDA Prevent the Sale of Tobacco Products to Young People - 02-Jun-2021
It’s important to keep all tobacco products out of the hands of young people. Find out how you can help. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

CDC Virtual Event: Commemorating 70 Years of CDC Disease Detectives on the Front Lines of Public Health - 02-Jun-2021
Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program. From the threat of biological warfare in the 1950s to the COVID-19 pandemic of today, CDC’s EIS officers—better known as CDC’s elite “disease detectives”—have served on the front lines of public health investigating threats in the United States and around the world. Zoom information in CDC page. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

COVID-19 Data Sources - 02-Jun-2021
Additional COVID-related data across CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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