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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Violence Related Trauma Resources

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

These Office of Minority Health’s resources for individuals, families and communities are meant to help communities support emotional well-being and recovery as a result of trauma. For minority communities when conditions are often compounded by social determinants of health, the effects of trauma can be amplified and suffered by the entire community. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hukz

Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) have launched Brother, You’re on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men. This initiative has two major goals:

  • Goal 1: To collaborate on efforts to educate Omega members, their families, and related communities on the effects of depression and stress.
  • Goal 2: To communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and to encourage affected individuals to get information from their health care providers and others in order to obtain appropriate treatment.

To aid in starting conversations, the Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and other community organizations with the materials needed to educate community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit includes educational, outreach, event planning, and promotional materials.

Text adapted from NIMHD’s Brother, You’re on My Mind page

National HIV PrEP Summit Scholarships

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

NMAC (formerly known as the National Minority Aids Council) has scholarships available for its December 2016 National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco.

  • Scholarship A – Registration, two nights of hotel & one coach ticket to San Francisco
  • Scholarship B – Registration

According to NMAC, “scholarships will prioritize PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) navigators and community based organizations and health departments establishing their PrEP programs. Geographic diversity will be important, with a special focus on the South and regions where HIV disproportionately impacts people of color.” For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kvjw. Applications are due September 1, 2016.

 

2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Register to attend virtually for the “Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying”. The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students, particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, have supportive educational environments within which to learn.  This year, we are putting a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.
View online this Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Register at to attend online https://nnlm.gov/bhic/d020

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA) toolkit

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

September 9th is designated as NAIRHHA Day. The purpose of NAIRHHA Day is to bring national and local attention to the HIV and viral Hepatitis needs of African immigrants living in the U.S. in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The creation of a national awareness day will also support the eradication of other epidemics fueling or related to HIV disparities among African immigrants, including Tuberculosis, Substance Use and Mental Health.
Learn more about NAIRHHA Day https://nnlm.gov/bhic/2biv
FaceBook https://nnlm.gov/bhic/doy1
To request the toolkit http://ow.ly/d/4HyI

Honoring Health July Issue Available

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The latest issue of Honoring Health: Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives is available. The July 2016 issue focuses on Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body, Healthy Communities. Honoring Health is a quarterly e-newsletter that features a different health topic in each issue and highlights resources, events, training, and grants and funding opportunities. It is produced by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging.

To learn more and to subscribe, visit: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i66s.

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