Archive for the ‘Low Income’ Category
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box can be purchased or the Facilitator Guide and materials for each module can be downloaded for free from http://bit.ly/29PV1vZ.
Text adapted from CDC Foundation, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) of the US Department of Health Human Services has a list of resources to help individuals, families, and communities support emotional well-being and recovery after experiencing violence-related trauma, http://bit.ly/2adVMU9
Friday, June 24th, 2016
You can learn how to use free and low cost mapping tools to create community health maps through a series of six lab exercises available at the Community Health Maps blog. The lab exercises take the student through the entire Community Health Mapping Workflow from field data collection through online data presentation. For each of the six labs, you can download an instructional PDF document and a Zip file of data to be used for each exercise. The topics for the 6 labs include:
- Lab 1 – Field Data Collection (with either iOS or Android)
- Lab 2 – Bringing Field Data into QGIS
- Lab 3 – Combining Field Data with other Organizational Data
- Lab 4 – Basic Spatial Analysis
- Lab 5 – Cartography with QGIS
- Lab 6 – Data Visualization With CartoDB
Learn more on the Community Health Maps blog: http://1.usa.gov/28RX4if
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:
- Access to health care services,
- Community-based health care,
- Preventive health care, and
- Service coordination
The program requires direct clinical or public health services, pediatrician/pediatric primary care provider involvement, 2 to 1 non-federal matching funds in years 2 – 5, a realistic evaluation component, and an advisory board.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1OpbBoO. Deadline is August 2, 2016.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
The primary goal of this Technical Brief is to describe and review the effectiveness of interventions that address disparities among adult patients with serious mental illness (SMI). The report is based on research conducted by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Adults with SMI often experience gaps in access to needed health care compared with other populations. Such disparities may be even more pronounced between certain groups of patients with SMI, differing by race, ethnicity, gender, economic disadvantage (including housing stability) and socioeconomic status, and geographic location (chiefly, rural versus urban); disparities arise as well for individuals identifying as LGBT and those who have difficulty communicating in English.
The study reviewed the published and gray literature and interviewed Key Informants to address several Guiding Questions. Gaps persist both in terms of the diversity of disparity groups included in studies (particularly individuals who identify as LGBT and the elderly) and approaches considered.
For more information and to download the report, visit http://1.usa.gov/1XlFPMV
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Understanding the Social Determinants of Health – A Self-Guided Learning Module for Rural Health Care Teams is designed with two goals in mind: To help people who work in rural health learn more about the concept of social determinants of health; and to enable rural health teams to improve outcomes in their communities by addressing factors that contribute to the social determinants of health. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/20CvwCk
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Adapted from Aetna Foundation, http://bit.ly/1PAUIRC
Due date: April 15, 2016 at 3 PM ET
The Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. The program will support projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. This year’s program aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That’s why they are now focusing on the following five domains:
- Healthy Behaviors
- Community Safety
- Built Environment
- Social/Economic Factors
- Environmental Exposures
For more information and application instructions, read the Request for Proposal (RFP), http://bit.ly/1ZGzf15
Friday, March 25th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new interactive map to increase understanding of geographic disparities in chronic disease among Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race and ethnicity and geographic location. Understanding geographic differences in disparities is important to informing policy decisions and efficiently targeting populations and geographies for interventions. See more at: go.cms.gov/1MpD2NY
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Adapted from HRSA
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
Application and technical assistance information is posted on http://1.usa.gov/1Lt58ry
Monday, March 14th, 2016
Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas
By Susan J. Auger, Sarah Verbiest, James V. Spickard, Florence M. Simán, and Mélida Colindres
Published in Journal of Participatory Medicine, December 2015, http://bit.ly/1RhjfCu
“This study demonstrated that 1) a participatory prenatal education program can be an effective way to foster health literacy and empowerment among low-income Latinas; and 2) trained lay educators can be effective group facilitators. The intervention’s tripartite approach offers a vehicle for health professionals to partner with Latino communities to promote active participation and capacity building for health and change. This strategy could be adapted and tested with other topics and communities.”