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May

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Health Disparities and Big Data

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities are collaborating on a project to gather input on the current state of science and research on minority health and health disparities. A key component is the use of big data and its role in reducing health disparities. A paper published… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

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Groundbreaking Jackson Heart Study

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is the most sweeping—and significant—study ever of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Now experts with the groundbreaking JHS are taking stock of some of the many insights gleaned since the study began in 2000. They are insights researchers say will go a long way toward helping boost the long-term health of… Read More »

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

May

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NIH News in Health, May 2017

Posted by on May 4th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract Cough Culprits: What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia? How Your Eating Habits Affect Your… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Minority Health Concerns

May

02

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StrongHearts Native Helpline

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Launched in March, StrongHearts “is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, callers can connect at no cost one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Apr

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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

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

Apr

28

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FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to identify and address health disparities. Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. These differences may affect how often a disease occurs (frequency), how serious a disease is (severity), or how often a disease… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

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Drop Sugary Drinks Grant Opportunity

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) asks for grant applications “from tribes and Native-led organizations across the country that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) for young children (0-8).” Amounts can range between $10,000 and $40,000 for… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Apr

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New Toolkits: Hospital Aligned for Healthy Communities

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

Health outcomes are tied not only to the health care they receive but also to the conditions in the communities where patients live. Health systems are increasingly stepping outside of their walls to address the social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, shortened lives, and higher costs in the first place…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

Apr

12

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Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

This free guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is designed as an aid for those who assist with transitions from correctional facilities. It provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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Tools for Putting Social Determinants of Health Into Action

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health. There are ways that limitations can be helped. The Center for Disease Control provides resources for Social Determinants of Health data, tools for action, programs, and policy…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

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