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Aug

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Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The CDC-National Center for Health Statistics released the Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014, on July 21, 2017. The 2014 NHPI National Health Interview Survey is an unprecedented survey, establishing essential baseline information on the health conditions and behaviors of the NHPI population… Read More »

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

Aug

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BRFSS Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative between the OMH and the CDC will provide an improved understanding of the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the CDC will conduct additional interviews in 11 states that have a higher proportion of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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

Aug

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Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Two new studies, one by NCI researchers and one led by CDC researchers, have found that cancer rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The CDC study also showed that, although cancer deaths rates are decreasing in rural areas, they are doing so more slowly than they are in urban areas.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Aug

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Promise Neighborhoods grant

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments

The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Jul

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Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices – IHS CE

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

The Indian Health Service is hosting an online webinar, Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/12pm PDT/11am AKDT. For more information and the link to join the session, visit IHS Diabetes Online CME/CE Education webpage.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Jul

12

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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

Jul

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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

Jul

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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

Jun

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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

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