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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Diabetic Eye Disease Educational Resources and Materials

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

NIH’s National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) offers a new resource: Diabetic Eye Disease Educational Resources and Materials. NEHEP provides tip sheets, infographics, toolkits and guides that target African American, AI/AN, and Hispanic/Latino communities. http://1.usa.gov/1TNmyjk

Healthy People 2020 Objective Data Search

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade. Search the objectives data online to locate date by state level, populations, type of intervention, health condition and more:  http://1.usa.gov/1GIA2pT

¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Vital Signs presents its first national study on Hispanic health. ¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health! covers the leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors and access to health services.

Ways to improve health include: existence of a medical home, using community health workers, and providing interpreter services. This resource features information for government agencies, health professionals, community health workers, and everyone! http://1.usa.gov/1NimuUq

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

Thursday, June 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

Where we are born, live, work, play and age has a profound effect on our health throughout our lives. It is critical that policies to reduce health disparities address these social determinants of health in order to advance health equity.

During Men’s Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health is hosting a webinar, “Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color,” to bring greater awareness to issues impacting health and opportunities for minority men. Leading experts will examine strategies across public health, education, employment and justice sectors that seek to improve health outcomes for boys and men of color.

Who should attend: 
Community-based and nonprofit organizations, public health and health care providers, national advocacy organizations, policy makers and others who provide services to minority men and/or have an interest in men’s health.

Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to access the live session on June 25.

To register: http://bit.ly/1G7OF3s

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud

Monday, June 15th, 2015

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health will launch a new online training program for promotores de salud (community health workers).

That same day, they will hold a stakeholder call to introduce the program.

June 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Toll Free Number: 888-989-3422; Participant Passcode: 1071091

From the Office of Minority Health:

“This new e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes toward better health. It is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. The e-learning program will provide promotores de salud with basic knowledge to: promote healthy choices at the individual and community levels; apply basic principles and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve; and empower those individuals to create change in their communities.”


Speakers:

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health

Ken Johnson, JD, Senior Public Health Advisor, HHS Office of Minority Health

Liliana Rañón, Associate Director, Asian American/Pacific Islander & Latino Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Brendaly Rodríguez, MA, Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Co-chair, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, and Member, HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative Steering Committee

Men’s Health Resources

Monday, June 15th, 2015

June is Men’s Health Month. To celebrate, the Office of Minority Health has compiled information resources on men’s health and health disparities, including printable consumer health handouts.

Men’s Health (Office of Minority Health): http://1.usa.gov/1IXS7DY

Men’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1FiGpMl

 

Native VOICES Toolkit for Prevention

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

We R Native, http://bit.ly/1B78zPb, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online: http://bit.ly/1BZoVoh

The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr., tghostdog@npaihb.org, to receive a free copy.

July Title VI Chat: Healthy Native Foods Toolkit Development & Strategies

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 2:00 pm EDT

Access the teleconference using phone number 888-455-3131 and pass code1234567

The Healthy Native Foods work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) has focused on informing, supporting and strengthening sustainable healthy food systems in Minnesota American Indian Communities. A toolkit developed by Stacy Hammer, Lower Sioux Tribal Member and Registered Dietitian was designed for organizations who work with the American Indian Community. Toolkit strategies include healthier eating practices at work, healthy menu options for community events, cost effective strategies for families and engaging kids to eat healthy. Join this session to learn more about the American Indian Cancer Foundation and how you can utilize the Healthy Native Foods Toolkit in your Tribal Communities and Title VI programs. To learn more about this webinar: http://bit.ly/1G4mSD8

 

Request for Information (RFI) Soliciting Input into the NIH Science Vision for Health Disparities Research

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Do you want to help shape the course of health disparities research for the next decade?

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking comments on key research areas that should be addressed in the “development of a transformational health disparities agenda.”

Comments from stakeholders and the public are welcome. Comments are due July 31, 2015

Request for Information: http://1.usa.gov/1QzNgYr

National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): Certification program. National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers – Medical Spanish Exam & Medical Spanish Course. This exam assesses the ability for an individual to communicate directly with Hispanic patients in a clinical setting without the use of an interpreter.  bit.ly/1AQmIAf