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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Plan ahead to raise awareness and encourage women to protect themselves from human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Minority women are disproportionately affected by cancer health disparities and may experience barriers to preventive and followup care based on socioeconomic status. Educational interventions can help address social determinants of health and ensure more screening and prevention. See Health.gov’s… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns


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Chronic Disease in Rural America

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Rural areas face higher rates of chronic disease and higher related mortality rates. In some rural regions of the country and for some rural population groups, the disparity is even worse. The Rural Health Information Hub announces a new guide which discusses the impact of chronic disease on rural America, how providers and communities can help patients… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Rural


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American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines.

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The Indian Health Service announces the American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines, to address suicide prevention cover prevention and early intervention. Developed to aid tribes who receive services through the Indian Health Service, the guidelines aid in obtaining assistance from across public and private resources. The guidelines recommend responsibilities and procedures for tribal communities,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns


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