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 »
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 »
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 »
Each month, a new infographic is published related to a Leading Health Indicator from Healthy People 2020. July’s features on-time high school graduation rate as a social determinant of health. You can find other infographics related to the Healthy People 2020 indicators in the LHI Infographic Gallery.
The Aetna Foundation requests proposals for the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant. The program is “geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and state/local government agencies that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental United States.” They invite applications “that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental,… Read More »
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Due April 4 2017 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will… Read More »
The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box… Read More »
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.