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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Men’s Health Resources

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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):

Men’s Health (MedlinePlus):


Native VOICES Toolkit for Prevention

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

We R Native,, 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:

The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr.,, to receive a free copy.

July Title VI Chat: Healthy Native Foods Toolkit Development & Strategies

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 2:00 pm EDT

Access the teleconference using phone number 888-455-3131 and pass code1234567

The Healthy Native Foods work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) has focused on informing, supporting and strengthening sustainable healthy food systems in Minnesota American Indian Communities. A toolkit developed by Stacy Hammer, Lower Sioux Tribal Member and Registered Dietitian was designed for organizations who work with the American Indian Community. Toolkit strategies include healthier eating practices at work, healthy menu options for community events, cost effective strategies for families and engaging kids to eat healthy. Join this session to learn more about the American Indian Cancer Foundation and how you can utilize the Healthy Native Foods Toolkit in your Tribal Communities and Title VI programs. To learn more about this webinar:


Request for Information (RFI) Soliciting Input into the NIH Science Vision for Health Disparities Research

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Do you want to help shape the course of health disparities research for the next decade?

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking comments on key research areas that should be addressed in the “development of a transformational health disparities agenda.”

Comments from stakeholders and the public are welcome. Comments are due July 31, 2015

Request for Information:

National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): Certification program. National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers – Medical Spanish Exam & Medical Spanish Course. This exam assesses the ability for an individual to communicate directly with Hispanic patients in a clinical setting without the use of an interpreter.

Hispanic Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Are you doing outreach about Hispanic youth in the juveline justice system? This updated Statistical Briefing Book from the U.S. Department of Justice answers frequently asked questions about this topic:

Family as Medical Interpreters

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Using a qualified medical interpreter, and not a family member or other substitute, is a vital part of good medical care. Here is an informative video, including  vignettes, produced by UCLA Health Interpreter Services which can be used to illustrate the importance of using professional interpreters:

New CDC Vital Signs: Hispanic Health

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hispanics are the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States. The May Vital Signs from the Centers for Disease control identifies differences in health risk and mortality between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites and among Hispanic sub-groups.

Vital Signs:

Tribal Healing in Primary Care and Behavioral Health

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR) proudly presents a national free webinar on Models For Tribal Healing In Primary Care And Behavioral Health Settings:

May 26, 2015, from 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Join the webinar and view the presentation online by clicking here:
Join the conference call by calling: 1-888-323-9708 and enter participant Code 4568793

Objective: The purpose of this webinar is to highlight those programs and services that address the delivery of behavioral health care in primary care settings. In addition, this webinar will present and discuss: Historical Trauma and the Impacts on Community, National Trends and Federal Initiatives towards Wellness, and Methods for delivering culturally competent treatment and recovery services. To learn more about the webinar, see:

Translational Health Disparities Course

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015.

While the course is free, students who are accepted will be responsible for transportation, room and board. Course objectives are: 1) Recognize the history of health disparities and identify priorities for the elimination of health disparities, 2) Describe a broad-based perspective on current health disparities research and critically analyze issues pertaining to gathering and interpretation of data, novel research methods, and resource utilization and 3) Integrate diverse professional background and learning skills to include critical appraisal of the literature focused on understanding and addressing health disparities.

The target audience includes: Health care/public health professionals, Public policy professionals, Academic Researchers, Community researchers, Members of community-based and faith-based organizations and Scientists engaged in health disparities research and activities. See more details here: