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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Explore more than 50 tips to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes! This tip sheet (PDF) from NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes find ways to move more, make healthy food choices, and track their progress with making lifestyle changes to lower their risk. This publication has been reviewed by NDEP for plain language principles, and received the 2013 Second Place ReadsEasy Publication Award from Health Literacy Innovations

Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: (PDF)

AAPCHO/AHJ Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Action for Health Justice (AHJ) has updated the Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary. The Glossary contains approximately 100 of the most frequently used (and often confused) terms encountered by in-person assisters and navigators. It is currently available in English and the following Asian and Pacific Islander languages: Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Laotian, Marshallese, Tagalog, Tongan, and Vietnamese, and will soon be available in Burmese, Chuukese, Hindi, Hmong, and Khmer.

AAPCHO/AHJ Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary:

ACA Guidance for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Friday, November 20th, 2015

As an American Indian or Alaska Native, there are certain steps that you must take in order to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. There are also benefits that may be available to you if you’re a member of a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act shareholder. This infographic (PDF) from the HHS Office of Minority Health provides important information about the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, defines eligibility for the Health Insurance Marketplace and the benefits of enrolling, and identifies where to get more information.

ACA Guidance for American Indians and Alaska Natives: (PDF)

Chartbook for Hispanic Health Care

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

This Hispanic Health Care chartbook, 2015, is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of Hispanic health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Hispanic health care. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.

Fellowship In Minority Health Policy

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, this unique fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for vulnerable populations including racial and ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged groups. The application deadline is December 15, 2015 for the 2016-2017 Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship In Minority Health Policy:

Health Product Scams

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

If you buy imported products marketed as “dietary supplements” and nonprescription drug products from ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online, watch out. Health fraud scams abound. According to Cariny Nunez, M.P.H., a public health advisory in the Office of Minority Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), health scammers often target advertising to people who prefer to shop at nontraditional places, especially those who have limited English proficiency and limited access to health care services and information. “These scammers know that ethnic groups who may not speak or read English well, or who hold certain cultural beliefs, can be easy targets,” Nunez says.  The FDA website offer guidance as well as how to report adverse reactions when using products 

November is Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

November is both Native American Heritage Month and American Diabetes Awareness Month.  Nearly 1 out of 6 American Indian and Alaska Native adults has diabetes putting them at the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.  This high rate of diabetes is due to a number of factors including genetics, lifestyle, and cultural loss. Many Native Americans are seeking information to learn more about their indigenous foods, which for many have brought health and healing and pride.  The Indigenous Food Systems Network Website allows for the sharing of resources and information at
Some other resources with information about Native American foods also include The Traditional Foods Project at  and First provides some recipes in observance of Native American Heritage Month at

New Know Hepatitis B Poster – No Warning Signs

Monday, November 9th, 2015

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“A new resource has been added to the suite of multi-lingual Know More Hepatitis B campaign.  This 24×36 poster emphasizes that Hepatitis B often doesn’t cause symptoms and encourages Asian Americans to get tested, as an early diagnosis is the best way to prevent serious liver problems.  Available as a downloadable image in English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.”

Download this and campaign materials:

Rural Care Coordination

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has a new topic guide: Rural Care Coordination.  Care coordination has great potential to improve rural health access and quality, as well as health outcomes. This new guide looks at opportunities, barriers, and models related to coordinating care in rural settings. Topics covered include Accountable Care Organizations, patient-centered medical homes, the role of HIT in care coordination, and more:

National Diabetes Month Social Media Toolkit

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The National Eye Health Education Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces a new resource. National Diabetes Month Social Media Toolkit. November is National Diabetes Month. This toolkit provides social media messages, infographics, videos, and other resources to engage key audiences. Learn more: