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Jul 1207, 2018

Water You Talking About?

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Water You Talking About?

Summer is officially here, and we’re all looking for ways to quench our thirst and beat the heat. While old-fashioned H2O is a tried-and-true hydration method, sometimes you want something a little bit more exciting! Now that we are more aware of the health consequences of [...]

Jul 507, 2018

What is a Juul?

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|5 Comments

You are probably familiar with cigarettes and tobacco dip. It’s been around for a quite a while. You might have even recently heard of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, but do you know what JUUL is? No fret, I hadn’t heard of JUUL or how widespread it [...]

Jun 2106, 2018

Inside the Darkside

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Inside the Darkside

Most people know that tobacco causes a variety of health problems and that nicotine, the addictive chemical found in cigarettes, is at the root of many of these health problems. However, this wasn’t always public knowledge. Researchers were hired by tobacco companies to study nicotine and [...]

Jun 2006, 2018

Protect Your Eyes This Summer!

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Protect Your Eyes This Summer!

With longer days and warmer weather, the summer months beckon us outside to enjoy picnics, pools, and parks. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun’s damaging rays by slathering on the sunscreen. Many may not realize the same UV radiation can also harm the eyes [...]

Jun 1306, 2018

What is a CHIP? Why is it Important?

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Education, Partners|1 Comment

A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment (CHA) activities and the community health improvement process. Community Health Assessments (CHA) The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) describes [...]

May 2505, 2018

Conference Survival Tips

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|Comments Off on Conference Survival Tips

Are you going to a multiple-day conference soon? Rebecca Thomas recently attended the Florida Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Summit. Here are her conference survival tips, especially useful if you’re an exhibitor at one of our events: A couple months ago, I attended the Florida Rural [...]

Apr 1604, 2018

Homelessness and Tobacco Use

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Education, Partners, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Homelessness and Tobacco Use

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. To kick things off, we are highlighting a program in the community that SRAHEC started in 2015 to help the homeless and near-homeless in Gainesville quit tobacco. The transient nature of homelessness makes it challenging to get a good estimate [...]

Mar 2903, 2018

#NPHW18: Ensuring the Right to Health

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on #NPHW18: Ensuring the Right to Health

“Ensuring the Right to Health” is the theme of the final day of National Public Health Week. This topic falls under the mission of Suwannee River AHEC “to promote and provide access to quality health connections in our community.” American Public Health Association has identified three [...]

Mar 2903, 2018

#NPHW18: Environmental Health

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on #NPHW18: Environmental Health

Today is Day 3 of National Public Health Week. Today’s theme is environmental health. Air pollution contributes to thousands of premature births and costs billions of dollars. Asthma, lead poisoning, and mercury levels are the environmental health issues we often think of as affecting quality of [...]

Mar 2903, 2018

National Nutrition Month: Meatless Mondays

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on National Nutrition Month: Meatless Mondays

Since the movement began in the U.S. in 2003, Meatless Mondays have become a healthy habit for people living in over 40 countries, from Slovakia to South Africa. The Monday Campaigns’ initiative for temporary vegetarianism initially started with the goal of reducing Americans’ saturated fat intake [...]

Mar 2903, 2018

#NPHW18: Behavioral Health

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on #NPHW18: Behavioral Health

National Public Health Week 2018 is underway. Today’s focus is Behavioral Health, a dimension of health that Suwannee River AHEC is well versed in. American Public Health Association’s emphasis on behavioral health revolves around the prominent opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction is killing thousands of Americans each [...]

Mar 2803, 2018

Why Does My Son Need the HPV Vaccine?

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|Comments Off on Why Does My Son Need the HPV Vaccine?

I often get the question, “Why does my son need the HPV vaccine? He doesn’t have a cervix.” I smile and respond, “Well he can spread the virus to his future partner, and he can also get HPV-related anal, penile and throat cancers.” Many times, this [...]

Mar 2103, 2018

National Nutrition Month: MyPlate 101

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on National Nutrition Month: MyPlate 101

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your diet, using MyPlate as a guide is a great place to start. MyPlate recommends that your diet be comprised of 50% fruits and vegetables, 50% grains and lean protein, plus some low-fat dairy and limited added fats/sugars. [...]

Mar 2003, 2018

Kick Butts Day 2018

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Kick Butts Day 2018

March 21st is Kick Butts Day, an awareness day created by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Today is a national day of activism aimed at empowering young people to “stand up, speak out, and seize control against Big Tobacco”. Events organized today seek to [...]

Mar 1403, 2018

National Nutrition Month: Feeding the Family

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on National Nutrition Month: Feeding the Family

In a world filled with Happy Meals and SpongeBob-shaped fruit snacks, it can be challenging to get kids to eat healthy. Habits that kids learn during childhood, however, can make a lasting difference for their weight and overall health in adulthood. Use these 10 tips to [...]

Mar 803, 2018

National Nutrition Month: #MealPrepSunday

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on National Nutrition Month: #MealPrepSunday

Meal preparation refers to the habit of proactively planning, cooking, and packaging food to be eaten over a specified period of time (usually 3 – 7 days). Although it may seem like a fad popularized by fitness gurus on Instagram, #mealprep is actually a tried and [...]

Mar 703, 2018

Knock Out HPV!

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|Comments Off on Knock Out HPV!

So, I am a 47 year old woman and I have had an STD! BAM!! POW!! Saying that out loud makes me feel like I’m a villain in the old Batman show. Then I remember that an estimated 80% of the adult population in this country [...]

Mar 103, 2018

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Today marks the final day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year’s theme, Let’s Get Real, aims to highlight stories we don’t typically hear in discussions of eating disorders. Often in media, we see a very one-dimensional portrayal of eating disorders: a frail teenage white [...]

Feb 2302, 2018

Healthy Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Healthy Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence

We have finally reached the end of February, and our Healthy Relationships blog series is coming to a close. We wanted to touch on a more serious topic for our final installment: intimate partner violence. Sometimes we think we’re in a healthy relationship when we’re really [...]

Feb 1702, 2018

Healthy Relationships: Swiping Safely

By |February 17th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Healthy Relationships: Swiping Safely

If you’re one of the 49 million Americans seeking love online, you’ve probably considered the many ways that a first meeting can go wrong. No one wants to end up with a date who looks nothing like their profile picture or at a bar where you [...]

Feb 1002, 2018

Healthy Relationships: Communication

By |February 10th, 2018|Categories: Education|3 Comments

Whether you’re single, dating, or married, Valentine’s Day is a (cheesy) reminder of the importance of relationships in our lives.  What better way to celebrate than to hone your healthy communication skills? Relationship expert Dr. John Gottman is famous for predicting whether a couple will get [...]

Feb 702, 2018

FRHA 2018: Larry Mullins is Leading in Uncertain Times

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|Comments Off on FRHA 2018: Larry Mullins is Leading in Uncertain Times

Florida Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Summit is fast approaching! The annual summit, now in its 24th year, has always been dedicated to raising awareness of the topics and issues faced by rural health professionals. This year’s focus is Healthcare, Politics, and Funding in Uncertain Times. [...]

Feb 402, 2018

World Cancer Day: We Can. I Can.

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: Education, Partners|Comments Off on World Cancer Day: We Can. I Can.

February 4th is World Cancer Day. This is a time to reflect on how you - individually, or collaboratively - can make a difference and do your part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Everyone can make a difference. SRAHEC is partnering with the North [...]

Feb 302, 2018

Healthy Relationships: Consent

By |February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Healthy Relationships: Consent

It’s February and love is in the air! While you’re showering your loved ones with gifts this Valentine’s Day, invest some time on the other important aspects of your relationships. All month, Suwannee River AHEC will be publishing blogs about healthy relationships. This week, we’ll be [...]

Feb 202, 2018

Go Red for Women Today & Every Day!

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on Go Red for Women Today & Every Day!

It kills one in three women in the United States every year, but many consider it only a man’s disease. Heart disease kills more people in the U.S. every year than all forms of cancer combined. February is American Heart Month, a time for women to [...]

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