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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

Mar

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NIMHD Research Endowment Grants for Higher Education

Posted by on March 16th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The purpose of this program is is to strengthen the research and training capacity/infrastructure at eligible institutions of higher education to facilitate minority health and health disparities research. The NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources grants are made to create a permanent institutional endowment fund to support institutional resources and research capacity building…The NIMHD Research… Read More »

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

Mar

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Artists Help Heal Communities

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

In Louisville, Kentucky, artists collaborated to make a difference. The neighborhood of Smoketown has residents who live on the average 9 years less than other residents of Louisville, due to social determinants of health. Artists and community leaders have worked together to communicate this difference through art. Artists trained in developing a framework with with… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Mar

08

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Chemicals in Cigarettes (in English and Spanish)

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a set of videos and interactive tools to lay the foundation for an important public health goal: to publish a list of the harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in tobacco in a way that is easy to understand. These videos provide the opportunity to explore the production of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Mar

02

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Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Chronic Conditions from AHRQ Stats

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Among adults with health care expenses in 2014, those treated for multiple chronic conditions had average out-of-pocket expenses that were more than three times as high as expenses for adults with one or no chronic condition ($13,031 versus $3,579). This is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

27

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The Roundtable on Health Literacy's Workshop on Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

March 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM Pacific Online at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dpgg or in-person at East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA This is a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Feb

27

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The Roundtable on Health Literacy’s Workshop on Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

March 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM Pacific Online at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dpgg or in-person at East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA This is a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Feb

27

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Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Due April 4 2017 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will… Read More »

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

Feb

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Communicating About Food in Culturally Sensitive Ways

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »

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

Feb

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Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review Infographics

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The National Center for Health Statistics has created a new report and infographics to show the progress in meeting the objectives of Healthy People 2020 and an assessment of health disparities. Chapters are organized by topic and are individually downloadable: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g1c9 Interactive infographics are also available to show progress and work needed: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pdqx

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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