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Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2018

June Men’s Health MonthPTSD Awareness MonthAlzheimer’s and Brain Awareness MonthNational Safety MonthLGBT Pride Month June 1: National Say Something Nice Day– #SaySomethingNiceDayJune 1: National Donut Day– #NationalDoughnutDayJune 3: National Cancer Survivors DayJune 12: National Call Your Doctor Day– #CallYourDoctorDayJune 10: National Career Nursing Assistants’ DayJune 10 -17: National Nursing Assistant WeekJune 11-17: Men’s Health WeekJune 16: Fresh Veggies Day– #FreshVeggiesDayJune 17: Father’s DayJune 21: First […]

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How to Use Canva.com

Ever wondered how to use canva.com? Canva.com is a free graphic design tool website that offers a variety of different templates for you to use. It is a great tool for you to use if you need help creating marketing materials. This video tutorial will take you step-by-step on how to use canva.com for the […]

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Mark Your Calendars: May & June 2018

May National Pet MonthMental Health MonthALS Awareness Month– #ALSAmerican Stroke MonthAsthma and Allergy Awareness Month– #AsthmaBetter Hearing & Speech Month– #BHSMNational Cystic Fibrosis Awareness MonthSkin Cancer Awareness Month– #SpotSkinCancer Bike Month National Physical Fitness and Sports Month May 4: Star Wars Day– #StarWarsDayMay 4: International Firefighters’ Day– @IFFDMay 5: Free Comic Book Day– #FCBD18 May 5: Save Lives: […]

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How to Record your iPhone Screen

Did you know you may already have the tools you need to record short how-to, or training videos in your pocket? We discovered a fantastic feature for iPhone that helped us in a pinch. Here’s a video we recorded from an iPhone showing you how to record your iPhone screen. It’s simple and easy! Watch […]

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Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2018

Time to plan ahead for the upcoming months with this list of national days in April and May. This list is to provide suggested topics to post about on social media. Click on the links to learn more about the holiday. April Sexual Assault Awareness Month National Alcohol Awareness Month Month of the Military Child […]

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Infographics: The Main Meal

Infographics… they’re what’s for dinner… and lunch, and breakfast. Confused? Read below. Human beings can easily visualize five things. We can roughly visualize 100 things. Yet, if we are asked to visualize 1 million things, can we really wrap our heads around that? Not easily. Our brains continually look for ways to break information down […]

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April Edition: What We’re Exploring

From Our Director of Communications and Outreach: ZOOM Video Conferencing Our Communications Team have been dreaming up exciting future content and training sessions that we can share with our CHC Communications Peers. We are not sure that our current webinar platform can present content in the way we’d like. So I’ve been looking at ZOOM conferencing. […]

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Mark Your Calendars- March 2018

Plan out your social media calendar with this list of national days in March. You can use the suggested hashtags with your social media posts. Click on the links below for more information on each holiday. March National Nutrition Month-  Promote using #NationalNutritionMonth National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month-  Promote using #ChangeALifeMSAA and […]

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March Edition: What We’re Exploring

From Our Director of Communications and Outreach: A new year often brings with it a desire to get organized. Our Communications Team has been trying Airtable to help us organize our projects, editorial calendar, and to better collaborate. Airtable looks like a spreadsheet, but acts like a database. Airtable offers free and paid accounts. The free […]

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Designing for Color Blindness

Here’s a question fit for trivia night: Facebook’s logo and blue color scheme was specifically selected for a reason. Do you know why? The answer is: Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind. He sees blue the best. Color blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. Potentially, for every 100 website […]

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CDC Health Literacy Course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an online course titled Health Literacy for Public Health Officials. You can receive continuing education credit by registering on the CDC’s Training and Continuing Education (TCE) Online system. You may also review the course without registering for continuing educations credit. Use This Link To Navigate to […]

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Introduction to Health Literacy

What is Health Literacy? Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment. There are multiple definitions of health literacy, in part, because health literacy involves both the context (or setting) in which health literacy demands are made (e.g., […]

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Website Accessibility- Making 508 Compliant Websites

What is Website Accessibility and 508 Compliance? Website Accessibility and 508 Compliance are a hot topic among Health Centers across the Nation. Website accessibility refers tot he inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal […]

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5 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You’ll Want to Check Out

We put together a list of our favorite Nonprofit Communications Blogs. Whether you’re looking to add to your professional development, keep up with the latest nonprofit communications and marketing trends, or find great tips and tricks, you’ll discover some helpful content: Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Classy Beth Kanter Nonprofit Tech for Good NewsCred Insights  

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