From Kaiser Health News, here is a helpful analysis of the Affordable Care Act case now before the Supreme Court. Five important points and their potential consequences are detailed here: http://bit.ly/18yX0Th
Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category
The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions. The Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. The Office of Minority Health is leading the charge to put into practice the HHS Disparities Action Plan, at all levels of the Department and in the communities with which we work.
Learn more about the HHS Action Plan and access the toolkit : http://1.usa.gov/195CR8r
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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