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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

TOXMAP adds Native Lands layer

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

“The TOXMAP beta now includes a Native Lands map layer that shows geographic areas of certain native populations, including American Indian Reservations and Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, and Hawaiian Home Lands…”

Read the full announcement from the National Library of Medicine TOXMAP News, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3lkf. The announcement includes a link to guides on how to use the new features.

 

Building Environments for Active Living

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Having a place to exercise or play sports is an important part of healthy living. But many lack access to sidewalks and safe paths for running, walking or biking. The opportunities to play sports may not exist. The according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), zip codes can be more important to health than genetic codes. RWJF works with communities across the country to promote cultures of health in communities, including safe places to play and exercise. Read more about this effort at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ob4d. The Centers for Disease Control also offers a tool kit for communities to assess built environments in order to improve them, at: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4t7d

Violence Related Trauma Resources

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

Diversity in Clinical Trials Toolkit

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Diversity in clinical trials is an important issue, as minorities sometimes respond differently to medical products. Race and ethnicity could affect the dose a person needs, or something even more serious. But racial and ethnic minorities are not well represented in clinical trials, and that means health disparities may continue to exist.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrtation’s Office of Minority Health has released six new public service announcements, a blog and an infographic that can be used to encourage minorities to join clinical trials. Visit the Clinical Trial Diversity Stakeholder Communications Toolkit to learn more:  http://bit.ly/29YJ4rS

Using Systematic Review in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

This free webinar on July 25 from the National Institutes of Health “Mind the Gap” Series discusses the opportunities and challenges of using systematic reviews to summarize knowledge about “what works” in disease prevention and health promotion: http://bit.ly/29zd5JR. Learn how systematic reviews are being used globally to implement, plan and derive recommendation for comparative effectiveness research.

National Health Observances for July

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

According to Healthfinder and WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, these are some of the health observances for July.

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

For more details, see Healthfinder, http://bit.ly/29CsAmH and WELCOA, http://bit.ly/29ry4zG.

Grant for innovative approaches for HIV testing and prevention

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Innovative internet-based approaches to reach black and Hispanic MSM for HIV testing and prevention services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

The purpose of this project is to evaluate innovative recruitment approaches via the internet to provide HIV testing and linkage services to black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) who have not been tested for HIV in the past 12 months, especially those who have never been tested for HIV. Estimated application due date is Oct 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/29usn7Q

Original text comes from CDC Grant Opportunity

Connections: A Peer Learning Webinar Series on Connecting Consumers to Coverage and Care

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Enroll America and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services co-host a series of five webinars in which navigators and assisters share their experience, challenges and solutions for connecting people to health care and preventive services.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Health as a Second Language: Connecting Health Insurance Literacy to Outreach and Coverage to Care Efforts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
PowerMapping: Expanding Capacity and Building Partnerships to Connect with Consumers All Year Long

For additional information and recordings of previous webinars, visit http://bit.ly/29kDhdR

Text adapted from Enroll America.

Grants from Indian Health Service

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement Program Announcement

Application Deadline: August 18, 2016

Grant Information: http://1.usa.gov/295wuWR 

This IHS cooperative agreement aims to fund a national urban Indian organization to act as an education and research partner for OUIHP and urban Indian organizations funded under the IHCIA. Competition is open to a national urban Indian organization that has demonstrated experience working with IHCIA Title V-funded urban Indian health programs.

National HIV Program; HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care

Application Deadline: August 28, 2016

Grant Information: http://1.usa.gov/295oGk8

This agreement seeks to increase local activities to move the Nation forward toward improving its HIV prevention and care outcomes. An eligible applicant will be one of the following: An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with IHS pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, or and Urban Indian organization operating a Title V Urban Indian health program that currently has a grant or contract with the IHS under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Descriptions adapted from IHS funding notices.

New Diabetes App

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

“Diabetes: Your Way” by Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, works for everyone but was designed to specifically address the point of view of Black and Hispanic people with diabetes. The free app, available in English and Spanish, helps with setting goals, food and exercise guidance, relaxation ideas and more: http://bit.ly/28Mb2E4