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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 »
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 »
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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 »
Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »
April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy. The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »
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 »
In today’s BHIC posts, I will highlight a few health resources to spread information about important conditions and diseases affecting African-Americans and black people. February 28, 2019 is Rare Disease Awareness Day. Sickle Cell Disease is one rare disease affecting approximately 1 out of every 365 black or African-American births. According to ADM Dr. Brett… Read More »
Whether they take place in the form of activities or food, applaud accomplishments big or small, celebrations call for bringing people together. The Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national health awareness program of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) that encourages black women to connect with friends and family in ways that improve… Read More »
This Thursday, February 7, 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by HIV.Gov, a website of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. If you would like to arrange a program in your community, check out the Event Planning Guide. You may also participate virtually by using the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »
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