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Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category

Funding opportunity for community partners: All of Us

Monday, February 6th, 2017

From the National Institutes of Health:

“The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.

All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.”

More information about the All of Us Research Program and the funding opportunity: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g52c

Health Disparities: You know there’s a need, now prove it! (webinar)

Monday, January 30th, 2017

From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region:

Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will explore online sources of reliable health statistics, research and evidence-based community interventions. The emphasis of this presentation will be on free information resources and may be of particular interest to community-based organizations, public health workers, public library staff and others who do not have access to academic library resources.

Feb 24, 2017
12:00PM – 1:00PM ET
Instructor:
Kate Flewelling

Health Information for All

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Healthcare consumers are dissatisfied with the state of health care information in their lives, according to a survey supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Oliver Wyman, and conducted by the Altarum Institute. The survey found that vulnerable US health citizens are health information-compromised. This group of people tends to be uninsured, Spanish-speaking, caregiving, and enrolled in Medicaid. The lack of health/care information access jeopardizes care access and quality, putting people at-risk for worse health outcomes, eventual higher costs, and greater burden of disease compared with people who enjoy health information access. Learn more about key findings and how to deliver patient-centered care: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ml4b

 

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.