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Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »
April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy. The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »
In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series. View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website. Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Health Policy Fellowship is a year-long program for Native youth 18-24 years old who are interested in making a difference in the health of their communities. Health Policy Fellows meet in-person 3 times and receive virtual trainings to strengthen their leadership skills and ability to effectively advocate for their communities…. Read More »
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their family caregivers, including underrepresented populations, to consider participating in research. Organizations can join this project and collaborate with… Read More »
For immigrants coming to this country with little money, living conditions cannot always be called “family friendly”. For many this may consist of an entire family living in one room, not what we would traditionally call a home. For many people in this situation, the local YMCA in San Francisco is helping build a sense… Read More »
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 »
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s Knowledge Center Library aims to reduce health disparities in the United States, serving as a resource center for individuals and as an excellent resource for library staff. Public libraries can use these resources for inspiration or support in answering consumer health questions or in developing community health programming… Read More »
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 »
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