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Native Youth Website

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service has launched a website that targets Native Youth and adults who work with Native Youth. The Generation Indigenous Initiative will build resiliency and promote positive development through the use of partnerships and programs that offer resources, information and tools that focus on suicide and substance abuse prevention, sexual health/responsibility, mental health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

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Social Determinants of Health: Transportation

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals is part of a series of guides and resources released by the American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, and the Association for Community Health Improvement on how hospitals and health systems can address the social determinants of health. Transportation connects people from their origin to their destination, affects land use and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

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Be Her Resource: School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women’s Justice Institute announce a new toolkit: Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color. Designed for school systems and police departments, the toolkit is based on interviews and focus groups with girls of color and police officers. As… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides resources for teachers — including ideas, resources and activities for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018.  Visit the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week webpage for information on a Twitter chat on January 22, events and partnerships, planning your own events, and accessing toolkits for… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Prevent Seasonal Flu

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual, Public Health

Dec

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Rural Aging in Place Tool Kit

Posted by on December 27th, 2017 0 comments

Aging in Place, or remaining in their homes, is something many older Americans would like to be able to do. Planning ahead and knowing how to access services can help make this possible. The Aging in Place Toolkit for rural populations has been updated by the Rural Health Information Hub. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and models… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

Dec

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

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

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

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.

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

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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Breast Cancer Awareness for Minority Women

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Institute is focusing on educational resources for minority women. This resource is a good place for minority women to start when faced with the decision to choose breast reconstruction surgery. It provides answers to basic questions such as: What is breast reconstruction? and Will health insurance pay… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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