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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Important News About Quick Health Data Online

Friday, March 20th, 2015

After many years of hosting Quick 
Heath Data Online, the Office on 
Women’s Health has decided to close down the website. The website, www.healthstatus2020.com, will no 
longer be available after March 31, 2015.

In the meantime, we encourage you to save and download the special features including:

 

If you have questions, please email: womenshealth@hhs.gov

You can continue to find free and reliable women’s health statistics online.  http://1.usa.gov/1MR62KG

Access to Healthcare for Migrant Farmworkers

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. – Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare access that can be used by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.  Available in both English and Spanish.  http://bit.ly/1C6cgmp

Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Think Cultural Health, a project of the U.S. Office of Minority Health, is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. They provide the “Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care” which is a self directed training course offering free CME for physicians and physician assistants, and contact hours for nurse practitioners. The course offers participants the ability to explore engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care: http://1.usa.gov/1Aett92

Conducting a Needs Assessment

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Health Outreach Partners has announced a webinar to teach participants about the community assessment process using their recently released Needs Assessment Toolkit. The toolkit provides information, tools and strategies to support organizations in their efforts to meet the health needs of underserved populations. The webinar, to be held on March 24, 2015, will feature panelists to share lessons learned. Register here: http://bit.ly/1D2sPSc

The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

From Kaiser Health News, here is a helpful analysis of the Affordable Care Act case now before the Supreme Court. Five important points and their potential consequences are detailed here: http://bit.ly/18yX0Th

HHS Health Disparities Action Plan

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions. The Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. The Office of Minority Health is leading the charge to put into practice the HHS Disparities Action Plan, at all levels of the Department and in the communities with which we work.

Learn more about the HHS Action Plan and access the toolkit : http://1.usa.gov/195CR8r

 

 

 

#justB: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Story Collection Campaign

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), in partnership with Hep B United, has launched #justB. This story collection campaign aims to increase Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) awareness and decrease stigma associated with the disease by highlighting stories around the prevention, care, treatment, and support of Asian American individuals affected by HBV.

In the US, an estimated 1.2 million Americans are infected. However, Hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders because it is especially common in many Asian and Pacific Island countries. While AAPIs make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic Hepatitis B.

#justB: http://bit.ly/1E0jiZi
MedlinePlus Hepatitis B information: http://1.usa.gov/1zV5iLD

Funding Opportunities: Domestic Violence Programs

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Mary Kay Ash Domestic Violence Shelter Program

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation – Awards grants to emergency women’s domestic violence shelters.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: April 30, 2015

For more information: http://bit.ly/18mrnML

 

Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants for Domestic Violence Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (Including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations

Administration for Children and Families – Grants to assist tribes in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: April 6, 2015

For more information: http://bit.ly/1Ffsby2

ACA: American Indians and Alaska Natives

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The U.S. Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Tribal Affairs presents two new video resources, using music to encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives to sign up for coverage at the Health Insurance Marketplace. Watch and share “It’s Like That”: http://bit.ly/1ERQWjA and “Not to Worry”: http://bit.ly/1zJjCYw

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Treating Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A new study “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Management and Outcomes Among Children With Type 1 Diabetes,” in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 16), found racial disparities in insulin treatment methods and diabetes outcomes remained even after adjusting for socioeconomic status. To read more on this study go to http://bit.ly/1BlP9Fw