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NPA Spotlights

HHS, Diabetes Educators and AT&T Team Up
mHealth Initiative to Deliver Diabetes Self-Management Training via mobile devices within minority community in Dallas, Texas. Learn more ...

The NPA Toolkit for Community Action
The NPA Toolkit for Community Action supports efforts to end health disparities and promote health equity. Learn more ...

Proposed Data Collection Standards
HHS is seeking public comments on draft standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status. Learn more ...

Plan for Health Data Collection on LGBT
Plan for Health Data Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations. Learn more ...

Initiative to Stimulate Adoption of Electronic Health Records
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health and Quest Diagnostics are launching a program to stimulate adoption of electronic health records at participating small practices serving Houston, TX minority populations. Quest Diagnostics with subsidiary, MedPlus, will donate electronic health record (EHR) software and services as part of the initiative to foster broader adoption and use of EHRs and support efforts to reduce health disparities affecting minorities. Learn more ...

Establishment of Regional Health Equity Councils
Call for Nominations to the NPA Regional Health Equity Councils Open Now. Learn more ...

Funding for Tobacco Elimination Projectcords
Grants up to $250,000 are available through the Minority Youth Tobacco Elimination Projects, to community-based organizations working to prevent the initiation of smoking and increase smoking cessation among racial and ethnic minority youth and women of childbearing age. Learn more ...

Conozca las preguntas (Know the Questions)
AHRQ launches site to improve patient-provider communication to reduce Hispanic health care disparities. Learn more ...

HHS Launches Promotores de Salud Initiative
Promotores de salud are key to create awareness of resources and services available to underserved Latino communities. HHS's initiative recognizes the work of promotores and aims to strengthen connections among existing networks to foster cooperation. Learn more ...

Offices of Minority Health in HHS Agencies
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), P.L. 111-148, required the establishment of Offices of Minority Health (OMH) within six agencies of HHS: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Lean more ...

$100 Million in Affordable Care Act Grant
HHS announced $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases - such as diabetes and heart disease. These prevention grants focus on improving health, which can lower costs. Learn more ...
Last Modified: 10/5/2011 11:49:00 AM