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National Health Education Week
Observed on the third full week of October, National Health Education Week (NHEW) promotes health education and the role it plays in keeping us strong. The Society for Public Health Education co-sponsors the week along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The theme for this year's NHEW is Gateway to the Future: The Power of Health Education & Promotion.
Sponsored by the Society for Public Health and Education
MCNY's Community Health program will celebrate the day with an event featuring four speakers:
Adele Weiner - What Community Health Educators Do, Where They Work and Employment Projections
Barbra Talley - Cultural Aspects of Community Health Education.
Michael G. Williams - A Demonstration of Competence in Community Health Education
Desiree Robinson - The Role of Community Health Education In Today’s Social Justice Movements
New York City and State Websites
Media Literacy and Health
Health News Reviews
Health News Reviews aims to improve the public dialogue about health care by helping consumers critically analyze claims about health care interventions and by promoting the principles of shared decision-making reinforced by accurate, balanced and complete information about the tradeoffs involved in health care decisions.
Assosiociation of Healthcare Journalists
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing.
Healthy People 2030
Healthy People provides 10-year, measurable public health objectives — and tools to help track progress toward achieving them.
High-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand and free of cost and advertising. From National Library of Medicine
Dept. of Health and Human Serivices
"The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services."
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Centers for Desease Control (CDC)
Public Health news and information from the CDC
Community Health Improvment Navigator
Community health improvement (CHI) is a process to identify and address the health needs of communities., CHI brings together health care, public health, and other stakeholders to consider high-priority actions to improve community health.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, works to improve health outcomes for all and to close the health disparities between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. This work is rooted in a deep belief in health equity, the idea that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, location, or any other factor.
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, 2016
mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups
Health Education Credentialing
National Commision on Health Education Credentialing
NCHEC's vision is to promote, improve, and protect the health of people through upholding the highest quality standards in health education certifications. The mission of NCHEC is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists. To meet this mission, NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.
Harvard Health Literacy Studies
This HSPH Health Literacy website was designed for professionals in health and education who are interested in health literacy. This was the first academic site to provide resources and links in the burgeoning area of health literacy research studies and practice. We continue to provide unique tools as well as links to key resources – documents, articles, materials, and organizations.
National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy
seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy.
Health Education and Toolkits