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Aug

03

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Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The CDC-National Center for Health Statistics released the Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014, on July 21, 2017. The 2014 NHPI National Health Interview Survey is an unprecedented survey, establishing essential baseline information on the health conditions and behaviors of the NHPI population… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Aug

03

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BRFSS Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative between the OMH and the CDC will provide an improved understanding of the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the CDC will conduct additional interviews in 11 states that have a higher proportion of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jul

13

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Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices – IHS CE

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Indian Health Service is hosting an online webinar, Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/12pm PDT/11am AKDT. For more information and the link to join the session, visit IHS Diabetes Online CME/CE Education webpage.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Jul

07

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Participate in the Healthy People 2030 Planning Process!

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

Jun

01

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HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD announced the availability of over $70 million over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder. HHS Secretary Tom Price, “Building partnerships and providing resources to state and local governments as well as non-government organizations are… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

04

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Groundbreaking Jackson Heart Study

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is the most sweeping—and significant—study ever of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Now experts with the groundbreaking JHS are taking stock of some of the many insights gleaned since the study began in 2000. They are insights researchers say will go a long way toward helping boost the long-term health of… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

04

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NIH News in Health, May 2017

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract Cough Culprits: What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia? How Your Eating Habits Affect Your… Read More »

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

Apr

11

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National Resource Center on Lupus

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

This new online resource is available online from the Lupus Foundation of America. The Resource Center has more than 600 medically-reviewed resources in English and Spanish, created and vetted in consultation with lupus experts. It also provides specialized content for children and teens, caregivers, and health care professionals. The Resource Center is a one-stop resource… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Websites

Apr

06

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Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS). The survey involved about 3,000 households containing one or more NHPI residents who were surveyed by NHIS field staff using the 2014 NHIS instrument. The NHPI NHIS was an unprecedented opportunity to collect… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

24

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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