MHL Recommended Links for the Week

Posted on June 18, 2010

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The Mayor’s Health Line has really been enjoying the vast array of resources we found online this week. Check them out!

Communities Taking Action

Prevention Institute has launched Communities Taking Action: Profiles of Health Equity, http://bit.ly/aAd8mh an online database that highlights successful community efforts to increase health equity. The profiled communities promote racial and social justice through initiatives to prevent chronic disease, violence, and injury. The database includes 64 profiles in total, all plotted on an easy-to-browse google map http://bit.ly/9N8gJy [CBPR]

Long URL to the Communities Taking Action http://preventioninstitute.org/tools/focus-area-tools/communities-taking-action-profiles-of-health-equity.html

Get Dad to the Doc

Tell dad you want him to be there for his family now and in the future. Send an e-card to remind him (and all the men in your life) to go to the doctor to get the preventive medical tests he needs now so he’ll be there for you later.  Visit: http://www.dadtothedoc.org/ [AHRQ}

Lessons on Media Literacy

http://www.nmmlp.org/store/medios_english.html
Los medios y la salud is a resource on media literacy skills that examines tobacco, alcohol, and food marketing. It includes a discussion and activities on media literacy concepts and messages on marketing, health, and culture. Choose the presentation format for a ready-made lesson or browse the media gallery to view individual media examples. Los medios y la salud is available for only $5!

http://www.nmmlp.org/store/medios_espanol.html
Los medios y la salud es un recurso en las habilidades de la alfabetización de los medios de comunicación que examina el tabaco, el alcohol, y la comercialización de alimentos. Incluye una discusión sobre los conceptos y actividades de alfabetización de los medios de comunicación y los mensajes en la comercialización, la salud, y la cultura. Elija el formato de presentación para una lección (preparada) o navegar por la galería para ver distintos ejemplos de medios de comunicación.
[Media Literacy Project – E-news – June 2010]

App for Health Directory

The National Library of Medicine’s  Health Hotlines http://healthhotlines.nlm.nih.gov is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch (http://itunes.apple.com/app/health-hotlines/id376404746?mt=8).  Health Hotlines is also compatible with the iPad.
Health Hotlines is a compilation of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers to assist the public in locating health-related information. It is derived from DIRLINE, NLM’s Directory of Information Resources Online, which contains descriptions of almost 9,000 health and biomedical organizations and resources.  Some of the subject areas included in Health Hotlines are AIDS, cancer, diseases and disorders, maternal and child health, aging, substance abuse, disabilities and mental health.

For more on keeping up with new technologies and communication tools, see the MCR Technology webpage http://nnlm.gov/mcr/technology

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