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Apr

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Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS). The survey involved about 3,000 households containing one or more NHPI residents who were surveyed by NHIS field staff using the 2014 NHIS instrument. The NHPI NHIS was an unprecedented opportunity to collect… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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National Minority Health Month 2017

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), an awareness initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The theme for 2017 is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. The #NMHM17 site lists ways you can get involved: Use one of the sample social media posts to promote health equity Share… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Apr

03

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Native American Cultural Competency Webinar

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Wednesday, April 20, 2017, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET Hosted by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII) For more information and to register, visit RHEC VIII’s In the Spotlight. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to do the following: list three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services identify… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Regional Information, Webinars

Mar

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Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship

Posted by on March 30th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, and health professionals and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities, who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. 5-Day… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

30

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Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant

Posted by on March 30th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Aetna Foundation requests proposals for the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant. The program is “geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and state/local government agencies that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental United States.” They invite applications “that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental,… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

29

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Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and… Read More »

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

Mar

29

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

Addressing Mental Health in African Americans Through FAITH Learn more about a partnership between faith community leaders and researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in this NIMHD Blog post by Dr. Tiffany Haynes and Fay Boozman from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Campaign to Change Direction PSAs “The Substance Abuse and Mental… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognize March 28 as American Diabetes Association Alert Day. For further information and resources, please see the ADA, including risk tests, tips, healthy recipes and more. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases also offers videos, tools and prevention… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

16

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Familias en Acción course and guide

Posted by on March 16th, 2017 0 comments

Familias en Acción is a Latino-serving community based-organization that delivers culturally specific training for health professionals and health education for the Latino community. It has multiple professional development opportunities available: Care of Latinos with Serious Illnesses: A Palliative Approach, a free online course for Nursing Students This short, four module course gives participants an important grounding… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

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