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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Rural Care Coordination

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has a new topic guide: Rural Care Coordination.  Care coordination has great potential to improve rural health access and quality, as well as health outcomes. This new guide looks at opportunities, barriers, and models related to coordinating care in rural settings. Topics covered include Accountable Care Organizations, patient-centered medical homes, the role of HIT in care coordination, and more: http://bit.ly/1jSl8Hb

National Diabetes Month Social Media Toolkit

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The National Eye Health Education Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces a new resource. National Diabetes Month Social Media Toolkit. November is National Diabetes Month. This toolkit provides social media messages, infographics, videos, and other resources to engage key audiences. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1PREFnW

Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The NIH National Eye Institute has made a new toolkit available. Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit. This resource is designed to help you increase awareness about glaucoma by conducting educational sessions in your community. Also available in Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1LOEusT.

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop October 19, 2015 in Irvine, California on Integrating Health Literacy with Cultural Competency and Language Access Services.  The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions on interventions and strategies for integration and differing perspectives such as providers and systems, patients and families, communities, and payors.  The meeting will be held from 8:30 – 5:30PM Pacific Time at the Beckman Center.  To register to attend in person or via webcast go to http://bit.ly/1Nomrtx

Affordable Care Act: Guide for Agricultural Workers

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The National Center for Farmworker Health has created a guide for agricultural workers that describes benefits under the Affordable Care Act. The guide is in English and is available for sharing.

ACA fact sheet: http://bit.ly/1OoMyPM

Spanish Language Webinar on Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

From the Office of Minority Health:

Webinar: Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program

October 14, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will host a Spanish-language webinar discussing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud.

The e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote better health among individuals and communities. The e-learning program is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. It provides promotores de salud with basic knowledge to promote healthy choices, and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve.”

Announcement in English: http://bit.ly/1RwEH2H

Announcement in Spanish: http://bit.ly/1Oobzfn

Grant Writing Webinar Series from the Office of Minority Health

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

From the Office of Minority Health:

“The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is pleased to present a new webinar series designed for community-based, faith-based and other organizations that want to learn the basics of creating successful federal grant applications. 

October 6 at 3:30 pm EDT: Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing
This introductory webinar, for community-based organizations that want to respond to federal funding opportunity announcements, covers the basics — from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding. Register for this webinar: http://bit.ly/1LZneLA
October 20 at 3:30 pm EDT: Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART)objectives and how to access logic model designs. Logic model templates are provided. Register for this webinar: http://bit.ly/1MXPhkc

November 5 at 3:30 pm EDT: Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are identified. Register for this webinar: http://bit.ly/1RdCHw0

Visit www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov for more information about this webinar series and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.”

APHA Toolkits Now Available on Plan4Health Website

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Planning Association, with the expertise of partners and members from across the country, have built a library of resources. The new toolkits, available online, include a variety of materials and cover the following topics: Comprehensive Plans and Health; Healthy Community Design; Safe Routes to Parks; Transportation and Health; Health Equity; and Health in All Policies. For training resources, webinar slides, and ideas for community engagement, see: http://bit.ly/1V9WJNL

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

From the CDC. The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. For every 1,000 babies born, 6 die during their first year.  The loss of a baby remains a sad reality for many parents and takes a serious toll on the health and well-being of families. Find out what you can do to help prevent this from happening and learn how to keep your infant safe. http://1.usa.gov/1iPhP2p

New Resources in Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The CDC, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) http://bit.ly/1LyreCq created the Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit http://1.usa.gov/1Lh4k6X , an online collection of educational materials related to sickle cell trait (SCT).  This toolkit has information for all audiences. There is helpful information for athletes who may be affected by SCT, as well as their trainers, team doctors, and coaches. New fact sheets have been added related to SCT and sports, diabetes testing and blood and organ donation.

Remember September is National Sickle Cell Month.