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Updated Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from NLM

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

The list of Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch has been updated with new resources added under all sections.  Find links to reliable online resources that cover cultural competency, health literacy, health resources in multiple languages, limited English proficiency, multicultural research, and more.  New sections have also been added to the list,… Read More »

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

Aug

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Finding Local Health Centers for National Health Center Week

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

August 13-19 is National Health Center Week, and health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Centers provide preventative and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income…. Read More »

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

Aug

08

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Health Equity Through a Community Art Show

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling on artists of all kinds to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Artwork submitted… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

03

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Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The CDC-National Center for Health Statistics released the Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014, on July 21, 2017. The 2014 NHPI National Health Interview Survey is an unprecedented survey, establishing essential baseline information on the health conditions and behaviors of the NHPI population… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Aug

03

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BRFSS Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative between the OMH and the CDC will provide an improved understanding of the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the CDC will conduct additional interviews in 11 states that have a higher proportion of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Aug

03

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Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Two new studies, one by NCI researchers and one led by CDC researchers, have found that cancer rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The CDC study also showed that, although cancer deaths rates are decreasing in rural areas, they are doing so more slowly than they are in urban areas.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Aug

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Promise Neighborhoods grant

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments

The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

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Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices – IHS CE

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Indian Health Service is hosting an online webinar, Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/12pm PDT/11am AKDT. For more information and the link to join the session, visit IHS Diabetes Online CME/CE Education webpage.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Jul

12

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Web-based Toolkit to Advance Community Health Equity

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 0 comments

This customizable tool, from Urban Universities for Health, allows institutions to obtain a customized list of measures to assist in evaluation of efforts to enhance and expand a diverse, culturally sensitive, and prepared health and scientific workforce. It provides resources to help establish baseline measures to record progress, set and meet goals, and improve reporting…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Jul

12

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Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 0 comments

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population. Included are strategies for practitioners, educators, and community leaders:… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

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