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Nov

26

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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

Nov

02

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Oct

22

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Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care

Posted by on October 22nd, 2018 0 comments

A recent newsletter article from The Commonwealth Fund’s quarterly newsletter, Transforming Care, focused on health care disparities. This article, titled, In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism, provides examples of health systems that are attempting to address implicit bias and structural racism at their organizations.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Oct

05

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CDC Prevention Research Centers Highlight Health Equity Projects

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

Each year the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showcases research projects in brief videos that focus on health equity. In 2018, seven CDC Prevention Research Centers, that are members of AAMC, developed videos to demonstrate how research can contribute to narrowing gaps in health and health care. The seven videos describe innovative, community-partnered research projects… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Oct

05

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All of Us Research Program Welcomes the Asian Health Coalition

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program welcomes the Asian Health Coalition as its newest community engagement partner. In this role, the group will raise awareness about the program and the opportunity for diverse communities to participate in precision medicine research. The Asian Health Coalition is a Chicago-based organization that works to improve the health and… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Sep

11

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Support and Care for Transgender Children

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Sep

05

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Engaging Community Health Workers to Enhance Health Equity

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease or to prevent and control diabetes. In addition to improving health and saving money, these interventions can be used to improve health and enhance health equity. The Centers for Disease Control has also issued resources and information on… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Sep

05

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Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has updated guidelines to assist primary care providers and healthcare teams to deliver diabetes care, including for those at risk. Emphasized are the importance of self-management, of providing patient-centered care and of using shared decision making in diabetes prevention and treatment. There is also a… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

22

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Higher racial and ethnic disparities persist among communities of color. Black and Latino youths have substantially higher rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

22

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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Nearly one-fifth of the adult U.S. population is estimated to have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health, yet serious challenges exist in providing needed behavioral health care services to the population, and mental health disparities persist among minority and vulnerable populations. The University of Michigan’s Behavioral Health Workforce Research… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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