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May

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center Library Catalog

Posted by on May 21st, 2018 0 comments

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center Library Catalog is an online database that contains over 60,000 documents and articles about the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to searching by keyword, the database allows the user to narrow their search by the intended audience and resource format. Possible audience choices include health… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

May

14

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Health Care Equity Community Engagement Toolkits

Posted by on May 14th, 2018 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges has developed a set of community engagement toolkits to engage academic and local communities around the topic health care equity. The topics of these toolkits are Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice, Health, and Academic Medicine, Community Engagement; Precision Medicine, and Native Health and Communities, Social Justice;… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Apr

20

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Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice, Health, and Academic Medicine

Posted by on April 20th, 2018 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ Health Equity Research and Policy team released the Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice Health and Academic Medicine toolkit and video series to highlight the unique needs and inequities faced by the currently and formerly incarcerated and their families, and what Academic Medicine – across its research,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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Forest Safety in English and Spanish

Posted by on April 13th, 2018 0 comments

The largely immigrant, Latino workforce in the forestry industry is essential to US forest management, yet vulnerable because of documentation status, lack of English proficiency, low literacy, occupational immobility, working in remote locations under contracted employment, and deficiencies in skills training. These materials were developed under an academic-community partnership between the University of Washington’s Pacific… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Mar

28

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IHS Indian Children’s Program website

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health Indian Children’s Program provides education, training, and consultation on issues affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth via IHS’s Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE). These services are available to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) providers. If you have a challenging pediatric case, you can also receive… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

28

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National Minority Health Month – Partnering for Health Equity

Posted by on March 28th, 2018 0 comments

April is National Minority Health Month.The theme for 2018 is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate impactful… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Mar

26

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2017 Health Equity Report

Posted by on March 26th, 2018 0 comments

The 2017 Health Equity Report is a resource from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Health Equity (OHE). This report describes the HRSA’s efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting equity. The report it comprehensive, with chapters covering the social determinants of… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

15

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An Ecosystem of Health Disparities and Minority Health Resources

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities makes available the HDPulse Data Portal. The objective of the Data Portal is to provide an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts. The target audiences are health planners,… Read More »

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

Feb

14

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Indigenous Knowledge to Prevent Risk for Youth Suicide and Alcohol Abuse

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

Researchers at the Center for Alaska Native Health Research have been collaborating with Yup’ik communities to address challenges facing Alaskan youth for the last decade. While culture plays a substantial role in reducing disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, many questions remain about he mechanisms that produce this protective effect. The Qungasvik (qoo ngaz… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

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Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community

Posted by on February 1st, 2018 0 comments

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will host a webinar, Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. To register, go to https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/6j6v.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

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