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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Webinar: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

Monday, February 16th, 2015

From the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities:

“In this webinar, Burns Institute founder James Bell will discuss justice policy implementation trends with particular attention to their impact on the mental health and life outcomes for youth of color. The presentation will also include a review of national youth incarceration data and strategies that are used to assist jurisdictions in understanding disparities in their youth justice system.”

February 19, 2015 3-4pm EST

Register: http://bit.ly/1DxXK7g

Funding Announcement: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

From the HHS Office of Adolescent Health:

“The purpose of FOA AH-MAI-15-001 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health is to fund an organization that will support the maintenance, operation, and re-launch of a national HIV/AIDS resource center. The Resource Center will promote practical strategies to assist in the implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescent youth, in particular adolescents at high risk and African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Funding for this project comes from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). OAH anticipates funding one grantee with an annual budget of up to $350,000 per year for a three-year project period.”

Applications are due April 10, 2015

More information: http://1.usa.gov/1zNt16N

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is focused on getting communities educated, tested, treated and involved. For further information, events, testing centers, social media and print campaigns, and other tools, please visit the National Strategic Planning Committee at: http://bit.ly/1DhTLtk

New From Coverage to Care Roadmaps available in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to help people with new health coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them. A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You is now available to download and print in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The C2C Roadmap includes 8 steps that explain what health coverage is and how to use it to get needed care. http://1.usa.gov/18vAr2j

Building Awareness of Gender Differences that are Important to Healthcare and Research Studies

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Video Discussions with five diverse communities

The videos are intended for use by researchers, course instructors and students. The hope is that awareness of gender issues specific to each community and across communities will improve the ways in which researchers and healthcare providers collaborate with diverse communities throughout the research and healthcare process.

These videos were created with funding from the NIH/NLM Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project in partnership with The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The link to the videos is:  http://bit.ly/1E9ZmFL

Health Equity webinar: January 27

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

“Despite signs that the national childhood obesity rate may be leveling off, many of our most vulnerable youth–including African-American, Latino, American Indian, Asian & Pacific Islander American, rural, and low-income children and teens–remain disproportionally impacted by the epidemic. These health disparities show that where we live matters and that too many families still lack access to affordable, nutritious foods and safe opportunities to be active.

Join us on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET to hear from national experts about how inequities in social, economic, and environmental justice impact health and the policy and systems changes that are needed to ensure all kids are able to live long, healthy lives. Use #healthequity to take part in the conversation on social media.”

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1uyJUA2

Free Webinar: Social Determinants of Health and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Please join Healthy People 2020 on Thursday, February 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring the Social Determinants of Health and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health topic areas. To be more effective, public health, health care, and prevention practitioners must understand the cultural context of their unique community and possess the skills and desire to work in those contexts. Cultural competence, the ability of an individual or organization to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds to produce positive change, is a key component to achieving the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. This Progress Review webinar will highlight the importance of social determinants of health and cultural competence in working with LGBT and diverse populations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. Register here:  http://bit.ly/1xqV4Be

New From Diversity Data Kids: Policy Equity Assessment and FMLA

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Family Medical Leave ACT (FMLA) is designed to address workers’ need to balance work duties with caring for family members with health conditions. According to research the parents’ ability to participate in their child’s care improves health outcomes. But access to FMLA is disproportionate among lower skill, lower wage jobs, racial or ethnic minorities, female and immigrant workers.

Diversity Data Kids, from the Heller School for Social and Policy Management, offers resources to understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), its effectiveness, and improvements needed to reduce inequities: http://bit.ly/1x2mePT

Minority Health Data Widgets

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

For the latest data on health and demographic trends, use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services widgets on your web pages. One click takes users directly to the data they need. Detailed health profiles and free access to the largest repository of minority health and health disparities information in the nation is available:  http://1.usa.gov/1ILG7jD

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015   3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

SAMHSA invites you to join a webinar that will provide an in-depth review of SAMHSA’s recently released toolkit for behavioral health providers to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities with Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment.

The toolkit, Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers, is a three-part guide intended to help behavioral health providers better understand ACA enrollment and the unique concerns facing their LGBT patients.

Experts in LGBT health insurance enrollment and behavioral health care will present the toolkit and give an overview of each of its three parts. The webinar will also provide an overview of LGBT health disparities, and discuss targeted outreach and enrollment strategies.

To register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/1xL3b0I

To view the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1HVqI1P