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Oct

11

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Flu Shot Vouchers

Posted by on October 11th, 2016 0 comments

HHS and Walgreens will distribute Flu Shot Vouchers for uninsured and underinsured individuals through a variety of outreach efforts, local events and community and faith-based organizations nationwide. Each voucher is good for one flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Duane Reade pharmacies in New… Read More »

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

Sep

01

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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

21

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Health and Well-Being for All Meeting-in-a-box

Posted by on July 21st, 2016 0 comments Tags:

The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Public Health

Jul

21

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Violence Related Trauma Resources

Posted by on July 21st, 2016 0 comments Tags:

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) of the US Department of Health Human Services has a list of resources to help individuals, families, and communities support emotional well-being and recovery after experiencing  violence-related trauma, http://bit.ly/2adVMU9

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

Jun

24

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Learn How to Use Free and Low Cost Mapping Tools

Posted by on June 24th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

You can learn how to use free and low cost mapping tools to create community health maps through a series of six lab exercises available at the Community Health Maps blog.  The lab exercises take the student through the entire Community Health Mapping Workflow from field data collection through online data presentation. For each of the… Read More »

Posted in: General, Inner City, Low Income, Public Health, Regional Information

Jun

15

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Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Grant

Posted by on June 15th, 2016 0 comments

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas: Access to health care services, Community-based health care, Preventive health care, and Service coordination The program requires direct clinical or public health services, pediatrician/pediatric… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Scholarships and Grants

Jun

02

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Disparities within Serious Mental Illness Report from AHRQ

Posted by on June 2nd, 2016 0 comments

The primary goal of this Technical Brief is to describe and review the effectiveness of interventions that address disparities among adult patients with serious mental illness (SMI). The report is based on research conducted by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)…. Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Senior

Apr

13

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Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by on April 13th, 2016 0 comments

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health – A Self-Guided Learning Module for Rural Health Care Teams is designed with two goals in mind: To help people who work in rural health learn more about the concept of social determinants of health; and to enable rural health teams to improve outcomes in their communities by addressing… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural

Mar

28

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Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program

Posted by on March 28th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from Aetna Foundation, http://bit.ly/1PAUIRC Due date: April 15, 2016 at 3 PM ET The Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. The program will support projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. This year’s program aims to have broader impact and reach… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

25

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CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new interactive map to increase understanding of geographic disparities in chronic disease among Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race and ethnicity and geographic location. Understanding geographic differences in… Read More »

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

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