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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

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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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Aging with Pride website

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The LGBT+ National Aging Research Center is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families. This Center is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities, and service providers as well as multidisciplinary experts from such… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Senior, Websites

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Summer Contest for Native Youth

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

We R Native promotes culture playing an important role in maintaining and improving the health of native communities. Summer is a great time to connect. Encourage youth you know to get involved in cultural activities and share their experience by entering this month’s We R Native contest. This month’s contest asks American Indian and Alaska… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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New Health Disparities Data Widget

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

Healthy People 2020 has announced a new health disparities data widget. The widget can be embedded on your website to give people easy access to the latest available health disparities data. The data is related to the Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Leading Health Indicator which represent issue that can dramatically reduce the leading… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

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Research Ethics in Native Communities

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

When the National Institutes of Health provided training on updated Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, an unexpected outcome occurred. Those participating in the training realized that while rules for the protection of human subjects focus on individual privacy, rights and welfare, little was included to address the needs of communities and the benefits of research… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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Tools for Health Project

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Washington State Coalition for Language Access provides resources for patients (in any state!) to inform both healthcare consumers and providers information regarding the use of interpreter services in healthcare settings. The Tools for Health Project includes Know Your Rights flyers and Ispeak cards to identify the language spoken by patients.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

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Outreach and Value-Based Care

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

Health Outreach Partners, an organization whose mission is “to build strong, effective, and sustainable grassroots health models by partnering with local community-based organizations across the country in order to improve the quality of life of low-income, vulnerable, and underserved populations”, offers a new resource. Outreach & Value-Based Care: Impacting Health Care Delivery and Cost through… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Trainings

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

Cultural competency training is the foundation for all person-directed care, but it can be difficult to locate high-quality training content. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides information regarding various training programs designed and facilitated by leaders in LGBT aging advocacy and cultural competency. Cultural competency training is available at all levels.

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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