Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category
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.
MedlinePlus Hepatitis B information: http://1.usa.gov/1zV5iLD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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