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May

07

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Essay Contest for Teens on Mental Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

28

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

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 »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

28

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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

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

Feb

05

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Black History Month & Awareness of Health Disparities

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

05

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#blackgirlmagic & Health

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

05

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

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 »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

03

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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural

Jan

03

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Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

A recent issue of MMWR analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

26

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Interventions to Promote Health Equity

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The Community Guide is a place to search for evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task force. This information can be helpful when designing community interventions because the guide discusses interventions that have worked for others and how well they have worked. There is also information about the cost of the approach, and any… Read More »

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

Nov

02

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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