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Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets Available!

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of a new resource to aid researchers, public health practitioners and policymakers with data on health and health care disparities and social determinants of health. The Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources is a free resource that compiles in one place descriptions of and links to 132 public datasets and resources that include information about health conditions and other factors that impact the health of minority populations.

The Compendium includes data and data-related resources from the following federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living (ACL); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It also includes data from the U.S. Census Bureau at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Compendium was created by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) to advance research, public policy and the public’s knowledge of issues related to health equity. The compendium fills a gap that researchers and practitioners frequently face in locating federal datasets in one place, with information that is vital to conduct research on various topics.

To access the Compendium, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/mfwa.

Oral Health in Indian Country

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The National Indian Health Board is a non-profit organization which provides a variety of services to tribes, Area Health Boards, Tribal organizations, federal agencies, and private foundations. Their online survey. Oral Health in Indian Country, will allow Tribal members, Tribal leaders and others to provide feedback on oral healthcare access and patient satisfaction in Indian Country. Learn more and take the survey here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ysx2

 

Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources webinar

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Office of Minority Health Resource Center presents

Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2 to 3pm EST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vs1b

HealthyNativeYouth.org is a new one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native youth. The site was designed for tribal health educators, teachers, and parents – providing the training and tools needed to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs. This webinar will share tips for navigating the Healthy Native Youth website, highlight a few of the health curricula available on the site, and will encourage participants to submit their own programs for inclusion on the site.

Original text from OMH Resource Center.

Agricultural Worker Health: Resources

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Workers in agriculture can experience numerous health issues, including pesticide and dust exposure, injury and stress. Many may face additional challenges due to language barriers, access to healthcare and poverty. The Rural Health Information Hub has information about the health status of farm workers and organizations that support agricultural health initiatives. ToxTown has occupational and environmental health resources for providers, employers and employees. ToxTown is available in English and Spanish.

Rural Migrant Health (Rural Health Information Hub): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qh6r

Rural Agricultural Health and Safety (Rural Health Information Hub): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/y5sx

ToxTown Farm (National Library of Medicine): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lidh

Funding: Environmental Justice Small Grants

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for “grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.” Priority will be given to organizations that have direct contact with the targeted community, are from states that have received few such grants in the past and new grantees.

Applications are due January 31, 2017.

The EPA has the full Request of Proposals, FAQs and lists of previously funded projects: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fzde

NLM Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

Monday, November 7th, 2016

From the National Library of Medicine:

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett.

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 https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j2d3

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 info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov or 800-444-6472.

Original announcement posted on the OMHRC October 2016 Newsletter. To sign up for OMHRC bulletins and newsletters, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u2e0 

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: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/mgh4