Raquel, Lourdes and Elisa are friends who work at a dry cleaning store. Their story includes happiness, hard work—and encounters with diabetes. Read about their friendship and how they stay healthy in a fotonovela from the National Diabetes Education Program. A fotonovela tells a story through photos and words. Do It for Them! But for You, Too (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también.) presents the three women’s stories in English and Spanish in the same book. Like the families of Raquel, Lourdes and Elisa, many Hispanic/Latino families have been affected by diabetes. During Hispanic Heritage Month, talk to your family about whether there is a history of diabetes. Then check out the fotonovela to learn more about how to prevent type 2 diabetes and how to manage diabetes if you have the condition.
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The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has published a manual that provides recommendations and step by step instructions that community health centers can implement to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Tips are included to set up processes in efficient ways and save healthcare providers’ time. To access this new resource, “Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers”, see: http://bit.ly/10l1wBs
Twice monthly, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) posts citations to newly published research articles describing efforts to detect, understand, or reduce health disparities and disparities in care. This resource is an efficient way to stay current and inform your health disparities work: http://bit.ly/1rrz3Fd
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Sickle Cell Disease affects millions around the world, including 1 in 12 African Americans.
The CDC has resources on living well with Sickle Cell Disease, as well as tips for school staff and caregivers, treatment information, data and statistics, and research.
Sickle Cell Disease (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1rnqJpY
From Child Trends:
“Join us for a webinar highlighting America’s Hispanic Children: Gaining Ground, Looking Forward, a new report issued by the Child Trends Hispanic Institute with support from the Televisa Foundation. With more than 22 statistical charts, America’s Hispanic Children: Gaining Ground, Looking Forward provides a comprehensive portrait of Hispanic children across six areas: demographics, economics, family, education, health, and media use. It documents important areas where Hispanic children are gaining ground, especially in education, and examines challenges such as high rates of poverty, some troubling health indicators, and high rates of teen childbearing, among the country’s 17.5 million Hispanic children and youth. The webinar will feature speakers from Child Trends, the Televisa Foundation, UCLA, and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.”
Thursday, September 25
Child Trends Hispanic Institute: http://bit.ly/1rrF4kg
HHS and OMH recognize September 15-October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Join us in celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Visit the website for the history, health concerns, the Affordable Care Act and Latinos, as well as ways to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. http://1.usa.gov/YVTEWp
The National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN) offers a web-based searchable tool that provides templates, guides, and other resources to assist health care network leaders in the management and development of their network. Included are a variety of resources focused on rural health networks: http://bit.ly/1BNwEGZ
HHS/Office on Women’s Health (OWH) presents the 2014 edition of Women’s Health and Mortality Chartbook, a statistical resource on women’s health for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The chartbook features 28 different health indicators by race and ethnicity, and provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of current jurisdiction data on critical issues relevant to women. http://bit.ly/YB2t80
The Rural Assistance Center has an updated resource guide on Border Health. The guide includes demographic information and details health issues of particular concern for those living near the United States/Mexico border. Links to health websites, relevant organizations and state-specific contacts are provided.
Border Health (Rural Assistance Center): http://bit.ly/1Bn0X7h
The Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is a national campaign, started in Baltimore, which is aimed at raising awareness of infant mortality and giving babies a healthy start in life. It helps empower women of childbearing age and new mothers to take charge of their health and the health of their children through education. They learn to eat right, make time for exercise, and get connected to resources. The Office of Minority Health has created a tool kit to help communities plan and organize their own Baby Buggy Walk in the Park: http://1.usa.gov/1qyRBjU