Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, was recently interviewed about how her office has and will continue to work on equitable access to health as a priority. Her office is promoting programs to address health inequity, writing policy to provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and implementing strategies about the health inequity of low-income and minority populations exposed to environmental hazards. Read more at: http://bit.ly/1Kl5he2
Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category
HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender or age. However, certain groups are at higher risk for HIV and merit special consideration because of particular risk factors. Learn more about the prevention challenges Latinos face and find resources on the Centers for Disease Control page: HIV Among Latinos: http://1.usa.gov/1NV0Bu4
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, http://1.usa.gov/1WSW8y5, announces a free webinar: Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment. Learn from faith leaders who have conducted successful outreach and enrollment campaigns before and during open enrollment. September 16, 2015, 2:00 pm ET. Register here: http://bit.ly/1JwnBf9
The Rural Assistance Center has released an updated resource guide on Rural Migrant Health. The guide lists unique health challenges faced by migrant agricultural workers and barriers to accessing health care. The guide provides examples of model programs to address those challenges and barriers, lists organizations that provide migrant health care, and includes funding opportunities.
Rural Migrant Health (Rural Assistance Center): http://bit.ly/1V4qWub
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) State Snapshots allows users to analyze data from their state in various ways, including types and settings of care, select clinical conditions, insurance status, access to care and priority populations. Data are drawn from the 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which is compiled from more than 200 measures and represents the most complete source of data on the use and cost of health care and health insurance coverage in the Nation.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
8:00am/HDT, 10:00am AKDT, 11:00am PDT and AZ, 12:00pm/ MDT, 1:00/CDT, 2:00pm/EDT
The September Title VI chat webinar will be provide an overview of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program. The SHIP/SMP programs are important resources that are offered nationwide and can help beneficiaries and their family members understand the complexities of Medicare. To learn more about the webinar and how to attend go to http://1.usa.gov/1DIaJ9b and scroll down the page.
From the National Center for Farmworker Health:
“Do you need to explain to patients what happens during a Pap test? Our new digital story La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test educates the audience about the Pap test and the benefits of having it done. It helps the viewer understand what happens during a Pap test. Narrated in Spanish with English subtitles, this health education resource can be used by outreach staff and health educators, or for viewing at health centers. ”
Available on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1TgF7yL
The Community Preventive Services Task Force, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, identifies population health interventions that are scientifically proven to save lives, increase lifespans, and improve quality of life. What Works fact sheets are colorful, easy-to-read summaries of the task force findings and the systematic reviews on which they are based. Each fact sheet has two separate pieces: a bi-fold brochure about the topic, and an insert that lists the Task Force findings on that topic. For more information see: http://bit.ly/1CQqMSj
This Healthy Living chartbook from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report.This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living. Information on Maternal and Child Health, Lifestyle Modification, and Clinical Preventive Services is included. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations. http://1.usa.gov/1Hid5I5
Education is an important part of preventing chronic disease and improving health outcomes. The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has released a new toolkit, entitled Advocating for Health Education Reimbursement in Medicaid State Plans, which can be used to help prepare a state Medicaid plan amendment to request reimbursement for preventive services provided by health education specialists. The toolkit includes fact sheets, examples, and instructions for how health education specialists can work with local partners for a state plan to obtain reimbursement for prevention services. Access the toolkit here: http://bit.ly/1IhdgHu