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Mar

09

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#VaccineReady Video Series

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

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has created a #VaccineReady video series to empower communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information and get vaccinated when the time comes. Subscribe to the OMH YouTube channel to stay updated on the #VaccineReady video series and learn when vaccinations… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information

Mar

09

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April is National Minority Health Month

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

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

09

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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

Jan

20

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Office of Minority Health newsletter

Posted by on January 20th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The weekly newsletter from the Office of Minority Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is here! Check the site version to find information about Combat COVID, funding, webinars, and more! The Combat COVID website, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was created to provide information about vaccines,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Dec

01

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Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Posted by on December 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

Join the NNLM Reading Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) as we present an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.. He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, NAHH, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey from a child in… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Oct

08

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Free PLA Webinar Regarding ACA and LGBTQ Health

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical for health information providers across the country to stay informed about the special protections and benefits health insurance coverage offers to the safety of LGBTQ community members. This free webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively… Read More »

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

Sep

01

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Recorded Sessions Available for DEI Webinar Series

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Though the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt” webinar series has finished, all 9 recorded sessions are available whether it is your first time to hear them or if you just want to review the content. Conversations that Matter is both a great introduction to DEI… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Aug

19

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Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

Posted by on August 19th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature national,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Jun

22

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The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Launches New Webinar Series

Posted by on June 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) has launched a new webinar series. The first webinar, “What will it take to create health equity for sexual and gender minority young people?” is on Tuesday 6/30 from 1PM-2PM ET. Health disparities among young people based on sexual orientation and gender identity are not going… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Jun

04

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Webinar: Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Posted by on June 4th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Public Health Association is hosting a four-part webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. The presenters will highlight… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

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