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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

ACA Outreach and Enrollment in Faith Communities

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships,,  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:

Resource Guide: Rural Migrant Health

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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):

AHRQ’s State Snapshots Measure Health Care Quality, Access State by State

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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.

Title VI Chat: Overview of SHIP/SMP Programs: A Valuable National Resource

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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 and scroll down the page.

La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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:

What Works: Evidence-Based Interventions for Your Community

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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:

Chartbook on Healthy Living

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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.

Medicaid Reimbursement Toolkit for Health Education

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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:

First Aid in Agriculture: Resource in English and Spanish

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The National Center for Farmworker Health has published low literacy, culturally appropriate guides in English and Spanish on First Aid in Agriculture. The guides are part of NCFH’s quarterly series Health Tips/Consejos de Salud.

First Aid in Agriculture: Accidents and Injuries:

Primeros auxilios en la agricultura: Accidentes y lesiones:

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IHS Suicide Prevention Program

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Indian Health Service – Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also, provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.