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AHRQ Commits to More Progress in the Battle Against Opioid Misuse in 2018

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent blog post by Gopal Khanna, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) describes AHRQ investments over 2017, and plans for 2018 in terms of the opioid epidemic.

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

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NIH News in Health, January 2018

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Check out the January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Dec

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Soliciting Input for the Tribal Health Research Office Strategic Plan

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) Strategic Plan.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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NIH News in Health, December 2017

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Health Information Literacy

Dec

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. MedlinePlus links also provided.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Nov

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NIH News in Health, November 2017

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

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Fostering Minority Scientific, Health and Human Services Ventures at HHS

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

About $980 million of seed money is available for small aspiring businesses with innovative ideas for promising life-saving technology though US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “To get the science to the patient, there has to be a handoff to a commercial entity. These grants help get science out of the lab.”

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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President’s Commission on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 calling for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as other HHS entities to set up nationwide drug courts, a national media campaign and expanded educational programs, as… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Indian Health Service Website Webinar

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to the U.S. Indian Health Service Website” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to find information on the recently-revised website of the U.S. Indian Health Service. Expected… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

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