Mayor’s Health Line Recommended Websites for December

Posted on December 21, 2009


Free Flu Resources

See  cultural and language materials from on  vaccines and fighting the flu. Includes seasonal and H1N1 flu information. [HHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships]


The Redes En Acción research team has unveiled a new Latino health Web site and blog, SaludToday, to promote healthier lifestyles among Latinos. SaludToday is an interactive, online forum dedicated to stimulating an ongoing discussion among Latino families, community leaders, health researchers and others. By 2050, it is estimated that about one in every three peo-ple in the U.S. will be Latino. Yet Latinos suffer greatly from health disparities – differences in the burden of certain diseases and health conditions compared to non-Hispanic whites. Latinos tend to have less income, education, access to health care and insurance coverage, placing them at a greater disadvantage when it comes to being in good health. The SaludToday site is backed by the Redes En Acción research team and presents stories, current news and events of interest. To explore SaludToday, or to contribute a story or feedback, please visit [Heartland CIS e-Bulletin December 2009]


Through the WEAVING Project, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) provides technical assistance to urban Indian health organizations (UIHO) and state Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs (BCCEDP) to support and increase breast and cervical cancer screening among urban American Indian and Alaska Native women. In addition to working directly with UIHO and BCCEDP, the WEAVING Project provides online community outreach and educational resources. For project information and to download resources, visit the WEAVING Project Web site at More information and print copies of WEAVING materials may be obtained via email,, or phone, 206-812-3030. [Heartland CIS e-Bulletin December 2009]

Human Centered Design Toolkit

In collaboration with the Gates Foundation and non-profit groups IDE, ICRW, and Heifer  International, IDEO has specially adapted this process for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities around the world. The resulting HCD Toolkit helps organizations understand people’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet these needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind.

Download the complete HCD toolkit, or the Field Guide. The toolkit is a faciliator’s guide to developing HCD projects. The fieldguide includes templates. Both are freely available as PDF downloads.

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