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NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

Posted by on October 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

“It is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate testing for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. RADx-UP will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease on all Americans” – NIH… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health



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Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

Posted by on September 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The organization, Prevent Blindness, provides access to professional eye care for low income families around the county. The organization recently made freely available the Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit which offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Low Income



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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.  View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website.  Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »

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



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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural



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Interventions to Promote Health Equity

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Guide is a place to search for evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task force. This information can be helpful when designing community interventions because the guide discusses interventions that have worked for others and how well they have worked. There is also information about the cost of the approach, and any… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Websites



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The Importance of Community Health Centers

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The first Community Health Centers (also called Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) were established in the U.S. more than 50 years ago by community residents and health care providers who believed that everyone should have access to quality health care no matter who they are, where they live or their ability to pay.  The… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns



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Rural Food Access Toolkit

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) makes available a new toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States. Created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, this toolkit is designed to guide users through creating a sustainable program… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural



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Good and Cheap cookbook

Posted by on February 13th, 2018 0 comments

Leanne Brown wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook for people who are on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits or for anyone on a tight budget. The project started off as her master’s thesis at New York University and a Kickstarter campaign allowed for an initial printing for those without computer access. Thousands of copies have been… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Websites



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Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released three short documentaries that spotlight organizations “advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Public Health



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What is a Community Living Room?

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

For immigrants coming to this country with little money, living conditions cannot always be called “family friendly”. For many this may consist of an entire family living in one room, not what we would traditionally call a home. For many people in this situation, the local YMCA in San Francisco is helping build a sense… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Inner City, Low Income

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