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Nov

20

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Pathways to Health Equity

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published an interactive report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Portions of the report include an overview of the report, a clickable conceptual model of the context of structural inequalities, and ideas on how to promote health equality in… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, 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

Mar

29

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Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Webinars

Mar

16

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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

Feb

13

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Community Commons webinars – New Data and Using Data for Advocacy

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

New Data Spotlight: 500 Cities and ACS 2011-2015 Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z18z This webinar will highlight the newest data available on Community Commons – including the recently released 500 Cities Data and the American Community Survey five year estimates from 2011-2015. About 500 Cities Project from… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Dec

15

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Innovations for Healthy Living grant for small business concerns

Posted by on December 15th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MD-17-001 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health… Read More »

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

Oct

14

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Salud Report Card

Posted by on October 14th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

With the Salud America! new online tool, Salud Report Card, you can get customized data on food access, activity, and equity issues for your county compared to the state and nation. The tool will also offer policy solutions, case studies, infographics, and share-ability to inspire people to start and support healthy changes, with a focus on Latino… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Websites

Sep

07

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Achieving Health Equity – One Policy at a Time Webinar

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

September 22, 2016 2 to 3 PM CT / 3 to 4 PM ET In 2015, the Washington State Department of Health successfully added health equity review requirements to its analysis of proposed legislation: (1) describe any positive or negative impact the bill may have on tribal health concerns and (2) describe any positive or negative impact the… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

25

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CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new interactive map to increase understanding of geographic disparities in chronic disease among Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race and ethnicity and geographic location. Understanding geographic differences in… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Feb

19

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Rural Hospitals in America: Report Documents Health and Hospital Disparities

Posted by on February 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

A report from iVantage, Rural Relevance – Vulnerability to Value, documents the fiscally challenging environment for rural hospitals in America. There are at least 673 facilities at-risk of closure in rural areas, which cover nearly 12 million patient encounters, 99,000 healthcare jobs, an additional 137,000 community jobs lost, and a $277 billion loss to the… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

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