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03 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Think Cultural Health from the Office of Minority Health, DHHS

The Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of Minority Health Think Cultural Health Program has a section of tools and resources that your organization may find useful in addressing some of the major challenges in providing cultural effective care. If you are interested, please see the links below: Think-Speak-Act Cultural Health: Part […]

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11 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

ACHIEVE Post Doctoral Fellowships Announced

The ACHIEVE Research Partnership, “Action for Health Equity Interventions,” has announced a call for Applications for post-doctoral fellowships. ACHIEVE is aimed to equip new researchers with the competencies necessary for closing the gap between measuring inner city health inequities and reducing them. The program has two main foci: * Population Health and Health Services Interventions […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Awareness Of Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Modestly Over A Decade

From 1999 to 2010, the awareness of the racial and ethnic disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos has increased with only four percent, from 55% to 59 % . The authors found that awareness about health disparities remains limited in the general population and is even more limited among racial and […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

HHS Releases Standards for Consistent Demographic Measures

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status on October 31, 2011. According to the Office of Minority Health’s website, the standards will ” apply to population health surveys sponsored by HHS, where respondents either self-report information or a […]

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31 October 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Where we live, learn, work and play matters to your company or organization: One hospital director highlights their work to delivering culturally competent care

A few weeks ago, patients, staff and providers at my organization celebrated our second annual Diversity Day, where staff, programs and community partners come together to “break bread” and share information about their ethnic community or affinity group.  It was an overwhelming success:  12 table displays of different countries, several focusing on distinct community partnerships […]

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26 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011

Learn about national, state and county-level hunger in this new food insecurity map.

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05 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Public comments requested-Proposed Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status

The US Department of Health and Human Services is asking for public comment on the proposed data collection standards for race, ethnicity, primary language, sex, and disability status required by section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.  Comments are accepted until August 1, 2011. If you are interested, please see the link below. Public Comments […]

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29 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Looking at Health Equity in Missouri

A new project summary from the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) has been released, highlighting the findings from MOHEC’s 2010 research. Please see the summary at the following link: Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) 2010

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18 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

MOHEC and EHRs Workgroup Meeting

The Missouri Health Equity Collaborative ( MOHEC) EHR working group is  devoted to examining how we should and could be using current and emerging data to identify and target specific health disparities in Missouri.  This group will also be charged with proactively planning how to educate consumers on their right to have a copy of […]

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11 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

The World Health Organization just released the Commission on Social Determinants of Health Final Report. The report looks at the global health inequities, the need for action, the evidence, the stakeholders, and at the extent to which daily living conditions influence health around the world. The WHO also provides a list of recommendations to achieving […]

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