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Jun

17

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Find Trusted Health Information in Spanish for Your Patrons

Posted by on June 17th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

When library patrons ask you for health information in Spanish about COVID-19 or other issues, NNLM has resources to get you started. Available tools  range from Spanish-language videos featuring Latino medical professionals to resources selected by trusted members of the Spanish-speaking community. The materials come from reliable sources like the National Library of Medicine and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

04

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Webinar: Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Public Health Association is hosting a four-part webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. The presenters will highlight… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

May

21

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COVID-19 and Health Inequities

Posted by on May 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the propagation of information about the health equity issues and disparities marginalized communities experience. The American Medical Association (AMA) created a web page dedicated to the topic of health equity, with resources about the impact on marginalized and minority communities, including racial and ethnic minorities and those with… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

14

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Erasure and Resilience: Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color is a series of four research reports that examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and AI/AN LGBTQ youth. These reports were developed by the GLSEN Research Institute, in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition, the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

14

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Apr

02

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EthnoMed Updated

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

EthnoMed provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees. EthnoMed has been a trusted source for many years and the website was recently redesigned and updated. The new site is visually engaging and allows users to easily filter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Nov

08

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Webinar: Connecting with Underserved and Understudied Populations Through Research

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Although clinicians and researchers may struggle with defining underserved and understudied populations, it is clear that certain groups of patients, especially in rural communities, bring unique experiences to patients, clinicians, and researchers alike. The presenters will address strategies in better understanding three groups – patients from the homeless community, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Amish…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Nov

08

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We R Native: a health resource for Native youth, by Native youth

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. The site provides articles, blogs, videos, and social support on topics related… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, Health Information, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Sep

10

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Counting a Diverse Nation

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

PolicyLink and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered to provide the report, “Counting a Diverse Nation: Disaggregating Data on Race and Ethnicity to Advance a Culture of Health”. This report discusses current and recommended methods for collecting and analyzing data about race and ethnicity, particularly for under-reported minorities such as Asians/Pacific Islanders and AI/AN, as well… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Sep

05

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National American Indian/ Alaska Native Hope for Life Day

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

September 10th is National American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN) Hope for Life Day, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s AI/AN Task Force has developed a community toolkit with resources for reducing suicide in AI/AN communities. The Hope for Life Day Toolkit will help community organizers take specific… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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