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: http://bit.ly/1K2VfLJ
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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.”
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. http://1.usa.gov/1CzdYbu
The Campaign for Southern Equality believes that federal equality is the most efficient and effective pathway to equality for LGBT people. To this end, they are working to form partnerships and create resources and have made available the LGBT Rights Toolkit. While focused on 12 Southern States, information on federal law and national organizations is included: http://bit.ly/1JoUhcB.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH currently has four funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for which applications are being accepted. Each FOA includes information on how to submit an application and what the application must contain.
To read more about the 4 funding opportunities: http://1.usa.gov/1MGDCX8
The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is pleased to announce the publication of the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition.
The Women of Color Health Information Collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
Data book: http://1.usa.gov/1IsQUA8
Women of Color Health Collection: http://1.usa.gov/1yGKpEC
Community Health Status Indicators show how social factors and the physical environment are especially important because they represent the conditions in which people are born, work, and play. Neighborhoods with affordable healthy food, safe and accessible housing, and quality employment opportunities can positively influence behaviors and help to create healthy lifestyles. See the Centers for Disease Control Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI), http://1.usa.gov/1CQ9679, an interactive online tool that provides public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit includes information that state health departments can use to train and further build capacity of their community health workers, as well as helpful resources that CHWs can use within their communities. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1xhv2Y2
A National Public Radio story discusses the differences in perceptions in what affects health for those with low incomes vs. those with higher incomes. Some factors are bad housing, low-paying jobs and unemployment, which can harm health status and increase the odds of developing stress-related health conditions. http://n.pr/1xvbyj4