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08

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Palliative Care Brochure Available in Spanish

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Nursing Research provides an updated brochure. Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You Have a Serious Illness. The brochure, available in English and Spanish, describes a comprehensive treatment that helps reduce or eliminate the pain and other symptoms of illness and medical treatments. Download the PDF or order free print copies by sending… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Aug

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The Importance of Community Health Centers

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

The first Community Health Centers (also called Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) were established in the U.S. more than 50 years ago by community residents and health care providers who believed that everyone should have access to quality health care no matter who they are, where they live or their ability to pay.  The… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to the Office on Women’s Health, breastfed babies have lower risks during their childhood of obesity, ear infections, asthma and other conditions. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and easier for babies to digest than formula. Breastfeeding can help a mother’s health and healing following childbirth and leads to a… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Reducing Suicide in Indigenous Groups

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is an initiative of the U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship. RISING SUN’s role in suicide prevention efforts include a toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policy-makers and researchers to measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities. Find out more about the toolkit.

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Patients Helping Patients Navigate Serious Mental Illness

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Peer navigators can help improve patient care. According to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), around one in six adults in the U.S. have a mental health disorder, and “Minority populations are more at risk for serious psychological distress but only half as likely to receive mental health treatment as non-Hispanic whites.” Patients face many… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Heat Illness Prevention

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Heat illness prevention is crucial to those working outdoors in the summer. The Pacific NW Agricultural Safety and Health Center provides resources and training materials for educators. Included are the Four Types of Heat Illness (heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke); Identification and Treatment; Steps to Heat Illness Prevention; and Resources. Tools are available in… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Rural

Jul

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Libraries Serve Refugees

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Libraries Serve Refugees is a project sponsored by Urban Libraries Unite to gather crowd sourced information support for refugees and immigrants. It provides Fast Resources (practical tips, government reports, webinars); Toolkits; Locations (libraries providing direct support services to refugees) and Articles (news stories about libraries providing services to refugees). They are also seeking to build… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Library

Jul

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Sepsis Awareness Materials

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Anyone can get an infection and almost any infection can lead to sepsis. Minority groups living with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney diseases are at higher risk for developing infections that can lead to sepsis. Everyone should know the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast if… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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NPA/NHMA Webinar: Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar in July on Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities hosted by NPA/NHMA will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community.

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

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Tools for Health Professionals

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

Through open communication, innovation, and dynamic education, His Health is passionately committed to raising the standard of health care for Black gay men. His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders.  This site offers care models, training modules, and resources for… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

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