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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

Plan ahead to raise awareness and encourage women to protect themselves from human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Minority women are disproportionately affected by cancer health disparities and may experience barriers to preventive and followup care based on socioeconomic status. Educational interventions can help address social determinants of health and ensure more screening and prevention. See Health.gov’s… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Dec

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American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines.

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Indian Health Service announces the American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines, to address suicide prevention cover prevention and early intervention. Developed to aid tribes who receive services through the Indian Health Service, the guidelines aid in obtaining assistance from across public and private resources. The guidelines recommend responsibilities and procedures for tribal communities,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Dec

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Soliciting Input for the Tribal Health Research Office Strategic Plan

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) Strategic Plan.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Nov

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Pathways to Health Equity

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published an interactive report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Portions of the report include an overview of the report, a clickable conceptual model of the context of structural inequalities, and ideas on how to promote health equality in… Read More »

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

Nov

06

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Fostering Minority Scientific, Health and Human Services Ventures at HHS

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

About $980 million of seed money is available for small aspiring businesses with innovative ideas for promising life-saving technology though US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “To get the science to the patient, there has to be a handoff to a commercial entity. These grants help get science out of the lab.”

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will fund 12 specialized research centers to conduct research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities. The grantees are: Leveraging Bio-Cultural Mechanisms to Maximize the Impact of Multi-Level Preventable Disease Interventions with Southwest Populations; Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D., Arizona State… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Minority Women

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Institute is focusing on educational resources for minority women. This resource is a good place for minority women to start when faced with the decision to choose breast reconstruction surgery. It provides answers to basic questions such as: What is breast reconstruction? and Will health insurance pay… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Precision Medicine and Native Health

Posted by on October 12th, 2017 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides a Community Engagement Toolkit, featuring presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and benefits of participating in the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and other research efforts. Visit… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News

Oct

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Supporting Nursing Mothers at Work

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Looking for ways to support moms who need to pump at work? Women with children are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. According to the CDC, over 80% of women begin breastfeeding but many stop earlier than is recommended. Mothers need support from their families and communities but also at work especially when it… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Indian Health Service Website Webinar

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to the U.S. Indian Health Service Website” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2 pm EDT. Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to find information on the recently-revised website of the U.S. Indian Health Service. Expected… Read More »

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

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