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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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Webinar: All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD Date: December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Videocast; Registration Required Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars



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Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations

Posted by on November 10th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this webinar presentation will review… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars



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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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Join the Healthy People 2030 Launch Webcast

Posted by on August 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will unveil the latest edition of Healthy People! Healthy People 2030 is a set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States. During the webcast, we’ll highlight the new Healthy People 2030 goals and objectives and provide… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Webinars, Websites



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Clinical Conversations Training Program

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a… Read More »

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



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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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Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities across the United States. This toolkit will supplement and expand on previous work in this area including the Rural Health Information Hub Social Determinants of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural



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Webinar: Connecting with Underserved and Understudied Populations Through Research

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Although clinicians and researchers may struggle with defining underserved and understudied populations, it is clear that certain groups of patients, especially in rural communities, bring unique experiences to patients, clinicians, and researchers alike. The presenters will address strategies in better understanding three groups – patients from the homeless community, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Amish…. Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Webinars



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Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has released three short documentaries that spotlight organizations “advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that, while challenges are numerous, progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Public Health

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