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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites



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Racial Equity Guide

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The American Public Health Association (APHA) now has a discussion guide to accompany the first three sessions of their Advancing Racial Equity webinar series to help use the webinars to initiate or deepen anti-racism efforts in your organizations, schools and communities. Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: Discussion Guide (Part I) includes: a summary of each webinar… Read More »

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



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EthnoMed Updated

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

EthnoMed provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees. EthnoMed has been a trusted source for many years and the website was recently redesigned and updated. The new site is visually engaging and allows users to easily filter… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns, Websites



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Support and Care for Transgender Children

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns



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LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Trainings

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

Cultural competency training is the foundation for all person-directed care, but it can be difficult to locate high-quality training content. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides information regarding various training programs designed and facilitated by leaders in LGBT aging advocacy and cultural competency. Cultural competency training is available at all levels.

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



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Native American Cultural Competency Webinar

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Wednesday, April 20, 2017, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET Hosted by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII) For more information and to register, visit RHEC VIII’s In the Spotlight. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to do the following: list three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services identify… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Regional Information, Webinars



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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



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New Look for Think Cultural Health Site

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of Think Cultural Health’s newly redesigned website.  The Think Cultural Health website now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors.  It’s also mobile ready and can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Websites

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