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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

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:

Health Equity Thunderclap

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The U.S. Office of Minority Health invited you to join the Thunderclap! A Thunderclap is a social media tool that makes a message louder because we all say it together. On April 30, at 2 PM EDT, take action for health equity and raise awareness of health disparities. Sign up here:

How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts (webinar)

Monday, April 13th, 2015

From Community Science

“Join Community Science for a Webinar: “How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts” on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:30pm – 4:00pm EDT.  This webinar will provide practical strategies to assess outreach and education efforts used to inform difficult to reach, racially and ethnically diverse populations on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In addition, this webinar will provide organizations that are conducting, funding, or planning, ACA outreach and education to racially and ethnically diverse populations with insights on assessing the reach and effectiveness of those activities. The webinar will focus on lessons learned from an evaluation conducted by Community Science.”


Think Cultural Health

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Provides free online and accredited cultural competency continuing education programs for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers.

National Minority Health Month 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Prevention is Power! This is the theme of National Minority Health Month, April 2015.  See the HHS Office of Minority Health for activities, events, graphics and a toolkit: See also the Centers for Disease Control for ideas and examples: