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Jul

25

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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

25

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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

13

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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

10

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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

29

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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

Jun

14

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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

May

21

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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

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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

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