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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays!

Posted by Jenna Green on December 22, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We want you to be safe during the Holidays with some food safety tips to keep you and your family safe!

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides some holiday food safety tips. Here are a few:

 

 

  • Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
  • Refrigerate food within two hours
  • Holiday leftovers are safe for four days in ...
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15 Tips to Help Stop Spreading Germs

Posted by Jenna Green on December 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.Germs are often spread when a person touches a surface or object that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  3. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get p...
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Congratulations to Laura Shultheiss, our October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Winner

Posted by Jenna Green on November 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to our October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Contest Winners, Ms. Laura Shultheiss.

 

Our Virginia winner teaches 5th Grade at Highland Spring Elementary School won a variety of supplies to share with her students. Her main goal is to help her students raise their reading levels, math co...

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10 Facts about Psoriasis #WorldPsoriasisDay

Posted by Jenna Green on October 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are 10 facts about Psoriasis

  1. Psoriasis affects nearly 3 percent of the world's population (IFPA)
  2. Psoriasis is not contagious. It can't be spread from one person to another. (IFPA)
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Today is World Psoriasis Day!

Posted by Jenna Green on October 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Today is World Psoriasis Day, a day to recognize people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. World Psoriasis Days is aimed to raise awareness on a condition that needs to be taken more seriously. (World Psoriasis)

World Psoriasis Day was founded in 2004. Each year...

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Great Resource: Mental Health for Nonprofessionals

Posted by Jenna Green on October 28, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)
By: Ashley Knowles, Outreach Manager, AdvocatesForHealth.org There is a strong and very important relationship between substance abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders. According to the AMA, approximately 50% of individuals with a ???serious??? mental illness have problems with substance abuse. A significantly greater percentage of individuals with substance dependency have reported a ???co-occurring disorder??? of some severity ??? most commonly depression and anxiety. As many... Read Full Post »

Enter to Win our JGF October 2015 Monthly School Supplies Contest

Posted by Jenna Green on October 12, 2015 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Enter to win our JGF Monthly School Supplies Contest. You could win all of the supplies in the picture. You only have to enter once for the entire year (12 months from first sontest sntry submission), therefore you have 12 chances to win. http://m.jennagreenfoundation.org/site/mobile?dm_path=%2Fapps%2Fblog%2F&fw_sig_permission_level=0&fw_sig_access_token=970b989fbf91e9355015f7f8d69ab6b77c68b7af&fw_sig_time=1444636399177&fw_sig=af6d1a73fd25c060671d1cb81d7801c3&fw_sig_potential_abuse=1&fw_sig_ti... Read Full Post »

Health Literacy and College Students

Posted by Darena on October 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By: Darena

I feel like Health Literacy is so important for patients to make the best decision possible for their health. I think it is especially important for Healthcare Professionals to keep this in mind when speaking to students transitioning from highschool to college or just transitioning to adulthood. Many children can take comfort in knowing that their parents or parental guirdian can make decisions for them. Kids don't have to worry about taking care of themselves or worrying ab...

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Plain Language Equivalents to Medical Terms and Phrases

Posted by Jenna Green on October 9, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When possible, Healthcare Professionals should try to use plain language instead of medical jargon so that patients are able to understand the information given to them and be able to make the best decisions possible for their health and wellbeing.

According to PlainLanguage.gov, Plain language (also called Plain English) is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Language that is plain to one set of readers may not be plain to others. Written ma...

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10 Ways Healthcare Professionals can Help Improve Health Literacy

Posted by Jenna Green on October 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are 10 ways that healthcare professionals can help their patients.

  1. Identify patients with limited literacy levels (HRSA 2015)
  2. Use simple language, short sentences and define technical terms (HRSA 2015)
  3. Supplement instruction with appropriate materials (videos, models, pictures, etc.) (HRSA 2015)
  4. Ask patients to explain your instructions (teach back method) or demonstrate the procedure (HRSA 2015)
  5. Ask questions that begin with “how” a...
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Health Literacy : Free Online Course

Posted by Jenna Green on October 7, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

In honor of Health Literacy Month, we are providing month long resources in order to help those learn to communicate health information more effectively.

"Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals (formerly Unified Health Communication – learn ...

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Culture, Language and Health Literacy

Posted by Jenna Green on October 6, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Check out this video, "How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity" published by: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA 2015) If the link below does not work: please go to https://youtu.be/dOZLf-RYvHk

 

 

"Effective healthcare communication policies and practices,...

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Health literacy and Patient Safety: Help patients understand

Posted by Jenna Green on October 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out this video which is part of the health literacy educational toolkit developed by the American Medical Association Foundation. For more information about their health literacy resources, visit www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy . If you cannot see the video below, here is the link: https://youtu.be/cGtTZ_vxjyA

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10 Health Literacy Books to Read

Posted by Jenna Green on October 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It is Health Literacy Month! Read some of these books in order to improve health communication. The books listed below are in random order.

  1. Health Literacy From A To Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message by Helen Osborne
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