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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Salud Report Card

Friday, October 14th, 2016

With the Salud America! new online tool, Salud Report Card, you can get customized data on food access, activity, and equity issues for your county compared to the state and nation. The tool will also offer policy solutions, case studies, infographics, and share-ability to inspire people to start and support healthy changes, with a focus on Latino communities.

To get a tour of the site, view the recorded webinar from Community Commons and Salud America!.

#LibHealthChat on Twitter

Friday, October 14th, 2016

October 25, 2016 at 2 PM EDT

Join the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) in a Twitter chat about resources and information that libraries provide in regards to health and minority communities. Use #LibHealthChat to participate.

From tweet by @MinorityHealth.

Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities Webinar

Friday, October 14th, 2016

October 17, 2016 from 2 to 3 pm EDT
Register at

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) concludes its Capacity Building webinar series with Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities. This session focuses on best practices in responding to federal funding opportunity announcements, as identified by federal partners, and where to find the latest funding opportunities.

For more information about this webinar series, including archived sessions, please contact OMHRC at or 800-444-6472.

Original announcement posted on the OMHRC October 2016 Newsletter. To sign up for OMHRC bulletins and newsletters, visit 

Outreach to Hispanic Women

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Partner Social Media Toolkit for Outreach to Hispanic Women is a toolkit released by the  United States Office of Women’s Health to spread the word to Hispanic women about medication safety, heart health, and general wellness, using social media posts. Download the toolkit here:


Flu Shot Vouchers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

HHS and Walgreens will distribute Flu Shot Vouchers for uninsured and underinsured individuals through a variety of outreach efforts, local events and community and faith-based organizations nationwide. Each voucher is good for one flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy in the continental US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Duane Reade pharmacies in New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations. For further information and to find your nearest location, please call 1-866-994-6757. Learn more at

New Report Regarding Clinical Outcomes in AI/AN Patients with Diabetes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Seattle Indian Health Board/Urban Indian Health Institute recently released a new report, Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Summary Report, Audit Years 2011-2015. This report summarizes trends in clinical outcomes among American Indian/Alaska Native patients with diabetes from 32 Urban Indian Health Organizations. Read the full report at

Indian Health Service Toolkits

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

New Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits are available from the Indian Health Service. The toolkits will help American Indian and Alaska Native communities implement local programs to prevent diabetes and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The diabetes prevention toolkit,, is based on the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program research, showing that even losing a small amount of weight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in diverse populations.

The Healthy Heart Toolkit,, was created to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in  American Indian and Alaska Native people, especially those with diabetes.

New Look for Think Cultural Health Site

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of Think Cultural Health’s newly redesigned website.  The Think Cultural Health website now includes designs that feature a simpler layout and brighter colors.  It’s also mobile ready and can be accessed anytime from your cell phone, tablet and lap top and desk top computers. The new Think Cultural Health website design makes it easier for anyone to browse the latest resources and find information that will help individuals and organizations deliver respectful, understandable, and effective services to all in a respectful in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. Explore this resource more here:


Turn the Tide on the Prescription Drug Epidemic

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

While an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse has swept across the United States, African-Americans and Hispanics have been affected at much lower rates than whites, according to the New York Times. According to research, minority patients use fewer opioids, for various reasons ancluding a lack of insurance coverage. But the researchers have also found evidence of racial bias and stereotyping in recognizing and treating pain among minorities, particularly blackp atients. Minorities tend to receive less treatment for pain than whites, and suffer more disability as a result.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is making efforts to reverse the trends of the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic. In a letter to health professionals, Murthy expressed understanding of the challenge in balancing a patient’s pain with the increasing risk of addiction, but explained that health professionals were uniquely positioned to have a positive impact. He urged them to visit the Turn the Tide Rx website: for information including fact sheets, dosing calculators and treatment guidelines.

Updated Resource, Birth Control Guide

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more

And to learn more about other methods of birth control, visit the Women’s Health website