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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Translational Health Disparities Course

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015.

While the course is free, students who are accepted will be responsible for transportation, room and board. Course objectives are: 1) Recognize the history of health disparities and identify priorities for the elimination of health disparities, 2) Describe a broad-based perspective on current health disparities research and critically analyze issues pertaining to gathering and interpretation of data, novel research methods, and resource utilization and 3) Integrate diverse professional background and learning skills to include critical appraisal of the literature focused on understanding and addressing health disparities.

The target audience includes: Health care/public health professionals, Public policy professionals, Academic Researchers, Community researchers, Members of community-based and faith-based organizations and Scientists engaged in health disparities research and activities. See more details here:  http://1.usa.gov/1cXeTxT

Health Equity Thunderclap

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The U.S. Office of Minority Health invited you to join the Thunderclap! A Thunderclap is a social media tool that makes a message louder because we all say it together. On April 30, at 2 PM EDT, take action for health equity and raise awareness of health disparities. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1K2VfLJ

How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts (webinar)

Monday, April 13th, 2015

From Community Science

“Join Community Science for a Webinar: “How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts” on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:30pm – 4:00pm EDT.  This webinar will provide practical strategies to assess outreach and education efforts used to inform difficult to reach, racially and ethnically diverse populations on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In addition, this webinar will provide organizations that are conducting, funding, or planning, ACA outreach and education to racially and ethnically diverse populations with insights on assessing the reach and effectiveness of those activities. The webinar will focus on lessons learned from an evaluation conducted by Community Science.”

Register: http://bit.ly/1HkmzFM

Think Cultural Health

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Provides free online and accredited cultural competency continuing education programs for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers.  http://1.usa.gov/1CzdYbu

National Minority Health Month 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Prevention is Power! This is the theme of National Minority Health Month, April 2015.  See the HHS Office of Minority Health for activities, events, graphics and a toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1GLOtda. See also the Centers for Disease Control for ideas and examples: http://1.usa.gov/1a6a3MP.

LGBT Rights Toolkit

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

The Campaign for Southern Equality believes that federal equality is the most efficient and effective pathway to equality for LGBT people. To this end, they are working to form partnerships and create resources and have made available the LGBT Rights Toolkit. While focused on 12 Southern States, information on federal law and national organizations is included: http://bit.ly/1JoUhcB.

Office of Minority Health Funding Opportunities

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH currently has four funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for which applications are being accepted.  Each FOA includes information on how to submit an application and what the application must contain.

To read more about the 4 funding opportunities: http://1.usa.gov/1MGDCX8

New Edition of the Women of Color Health Data Book

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is pleased to announce the publication of the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition.

The Women of Color Health Information Collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.

Data book: http://1.usa.gov/1IsQUA8

Women of Color Health Collection: http://1.usa.gov/1yGKpEC

Community Health Status Indicators Tool

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Community Health Status Indicators show how social factors and the physical environment are especially important because they represent the conditions in which people are born, work, and play. Neighborhoods with affordable healthy food, safe and accessible housing, and quality employment opportunities can positively influence behaviors and help to create healthy lifestyles. See the Centers for Disease Control Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI), http://1.usa.gov/1CQ9679, an interactive online tool that provides public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States.

Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit includes information that state health departments can use to train and further build capacity of their community health workers, as well as helpful resources that CHWs can use within their communities. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1xhv2Y2