The United States – Mexico Border Commission provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S. – Mexico border. A new report, “Healthy Border 2020”, addresses public health priorities of binational concern, and provides a framework for border region public health goals and actions to improve the health of U.S. and Mexico border residents. Learn more and access the report: http://bit.ly/1JPGiQH
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. The ADA National Network and ten regional centers provide information, guidance and training on the ADA and its implementation. They have resources for buinesses, employers, state and local governments, people with disabilities including veterans, their families, and advocates. For more information, including videos, resources and training, visit the Southeast ADA Center’s website: http://bit.ly/1Hgb69q
The U.S. Office of Minority Health has launched an online training program for Promotores De Salud (Community Health Workers). The training is available in English and Spanish.
Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud (English): http://1.usa.gov/1Rg7WKK
Promoviendo Decisiones Saludables y Cambios en la Comunidad: Un Curso de Aprendizaje en Línea para Promotores de Salud (Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1eyfo1P
NIH’s National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) offers a new resource: Diabetic Eye Disease Educational Resources and Materials. NEHEP provides tip sheets, infographics, toolkits and guides that target African American, AI/AN, and Hispanic/Latino communities. http://1.usa.gov/1TNmyjk
Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade. Search the objectives data online to locate date by state level, populations, type of intervention, health condition and more: http://1.usa.gov/1GIA2pT
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Vital Signs presents its first national study on Hispanic health. ¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health! covers the leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors and access to health services.
Ways to improve health include: existence of a medical home, using community health workers, and providing interpreter services. This resource features information for government agencies, health professionals, community health workers, and everyone! http://1.usa.gov/1NimuUq
Webinar: Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color
Thursday, June 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Where we are born, live, work, play and age has a profound effect on our health throughout our lives. It is critical that policies to reduce health disparities address these social determinants of health in order to advance health equity.
During Men’s Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health is hosting a webinar, “Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color,” to bring greater awareness to issues impacting health and opportunities for minority men. Leading experts will examine strategies across public health, education, employment and justice sectors that seek to improve health outcomes for boys and men of color.
Who should attend: Community-based and nonprofit organizations, public health and health care providers, national advocacy organizations, policy makers and others who provide services to minority men and/or have an interest in men’s health.
Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to access the live session on June 25.
To register: http://bit.ly/1G7OF3s
On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health will launch a new online training program for promotores de salud (community health workers).
That same day, they will hold a stakeholder call to introduce the program.
June 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Toll Free Number: 888-989-3422; Participant Passcode: 1071091
From the Office of Minority Health:
“This new e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes toward better health. It is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. The e-learning program will provide promotores de salud with basic knowledge to: promote healthy choices at the individual and community levels; apply basic principles and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve; and empower those individuals to create change in their communities.”
J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health
Ken Johnson, JD, Senior Public Health Advisor, HHS Office of Minority Health
Liliana Rañón, Associate Director, Asian American/Pacific Islander & Latino Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
Brendaly Rodríguez, MA, Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Co-chair, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, and Member, HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative Steering Committee
June is Men’s Health Month. To celebrate, the Office of Minority Health has compiled information resources on men’s health and health disparities, including printable consumer health handouts.
Men’s Health (Office of Minority Health): http://1.usa.gov/1IXS7DY
Men’s Health (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1FiGpMl
We R Native, http://bit.ly/1B78zPb, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online: http://bit.ly/1BZoVoh
The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive a free copy.