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Mar

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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

01

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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

Jan

30

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Culture of Health Opportunities from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Cultural of Health Leaders Deadline: February 21, 2018 “Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. Our leaders’ innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier… Read More »

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

Jan

22

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

17

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NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine Now Available

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »

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

Jan

10

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Native Youth Website

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Indian Health Service has launched a website that targets Native Youth and adults who work with Native Youth. The Generation Indigenous Initiative will build resiliency and promote positive development through the use of partnerships and programs that offer resources, information and tools that focus on suicide and substance abuse prevention, sexual health/responsibility, mental health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

10

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Social Determinants of Health: Transportation

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals is part of a series of guides and resources released by the American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, and the Association for Community Health Improvement on how hospitals and health systems can address the social determinants of health. Transportation connects people from their origin to their destination, affects land use and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

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