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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

NIAMS Community Outreach Website

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Whether you are a health care provider or community organizer, this website will connect you with free resources about bones, joints, muscles, and skin as you plan your outreach efforts and community events. The information on this website has been organized to make it easier for you to find the resources you need to educate your patients and community members about bone, joint, muscle, and skin health. See upcoming health observances, use the e-toolkit, and get help from experts: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6z1v

Health Equity Change Makers

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

From the Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Change Makers is a program that was developed for people to share their personal stories that “illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities — and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation — are making change happen every day.”  These are “everyday people who have been personally affected by health disparities, and who have used their experience to raise awareness and inspire change.” To read these inspiring stories go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/akp2

Also visit the Health Equity Change Makers toolkit to learn more about what you can do to help accelerate health equity in your community https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u2uv

Native STAND Educator Training Program

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (STAND) is a culturally-relevant, inter-tribal curriculum for high school-aged (14-18 years old) teens that draws on cultural teachings and values from across Indian Country. The curriculum holistically addresses healthy decision-making and develops knowledge and skills for healthy relationships and self-esteem, preventing STDs and early pregnancy, and avoiding substance abuse.

The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to recruit Tribes and AI/AN organizations from around the country to receive training on the delivery of Native STAND and to participate in the Native STAND Dissemination, Implementation, and Evaluation Project. Successful applicants will receive one week of training in Portland, Oregon with expenses paid for travel, lodging and meals. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/626d

Text adapted from Oregon Prevention and Research Center Native STAND website

Rural Development Programs for American Indians/Alaska Natives

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Programs for Tribal Families, Children, and Communities highlights the major USDA Rural Development programs and initiatives that support American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topics include food security, housing, education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and infrastructure. Also included are program specific details and contact information for the RD office in each state. Access the resource here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f5nz

Evidence-Based HIV/STI Prevention Interventions in Indian Country Resource Directory

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

This resource, from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), provides information on successful programs implemented in Indian Country and shares adaptation processes and evaluation findings. The goal in compiling the directory is to share information about programs that are working in Indian Country, share adaptation processes and evaluation findings, promote collaboration between tribes and tribal organizations engaged in this field of work, and expand the reach and use of culturally-relevant HIV prevention programs in AI/AN communities.

Download the directory at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lee5

SHEC’s Cultural Competency Webinar Series

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups Webinar

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. The guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 regional health equity councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with health care systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dz0y/.

To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

  1. Describe how mental health affects various ethnic groups;
  2. Describe how mental health affects LGBTQIA and youth communities;
  3. Discuss current programs that are currently addressing mental health in ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and youth communities; and
  4. Describe evaluating tool(s) for programs that address mental health in LGBTQIA and youth communities.

DATE: January 18, 2017 TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

For more information and to register, go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/w8am

Innovations for Healthy Living grant for small business concerns

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MD-17-001 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s). Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. Open date is January 22, 2017 and applications are due February 22, 2017.

Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s cultural competence webinar series is free and open to anyone interested in the health concerns and healthcare of LGBT people. Webinars examine the social determinants that influence how LGBT people seek and receive care and the impact those influences have on health. The series provides a better understanding of how to create healthcare environments that are welcoming and can help minimize the existing disparities experienced by this population. They are relevant to clinicians, administrators, researchers and academics alike. View three archived webinars, “Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People: An Introduction”, “Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for LGBT People and Families” and “Clinical Skills for the Care of Transgender Individuals.”

Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Tribal Health Research Office of the NIH announces a call for submissions for the Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Challenge. The goal of this Challenge is to develop a brief digital story that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health in American Indians and Alaska Natives. The deadline is January 31, 2017: Learn more.

Coffee Break Webinar: Health Outreach Partners Tips on Getting Started

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The mission of Health Information Partners is to build strong, effective, and sustainable grassroots health models by partnering with local community-based organizations across the country in order to improve the quality of life of low-income, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Interested in learning more about how to start a health outreach program or strengthen existing efforts?  Health Outreach Partners presents “The Outreach Starter Kit: A Brief Tutorial.” This 13 minute webinar provides an overview of  free online tool and tips for easily navigating through the available resources (free registration is required).