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Towards Health Equity - June 15, 2012
Towards Health Equity
Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
June 15, 2012
New Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Asthma Disparities
Minority Children Affected by Disparities in Asthma Health Care
By J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting)
Asthma affects nearly 26 million Americans, including 7 million children. While advancements in treatment and interventions have improved health outcomes for many suffering from this respiratory disease, that progress has not yet reached everyone. Poor and minority children bear the greatest burden of the disease, suffering from asthma at higher rates, experiencing greater exposure to environmental triggers and receiving less access to quality care.
On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Obama administration launched a new approach to closing that gap: the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities. Read More
Men's Health Week June 11 – 17, 2012
June is Men's Health Week
Men's Health Week is about bringing national attention to the state of men's health in order to "heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys."
Celebrated during the month of June (Men's Health Month
) and leading up to Father's Day, the week allows health care providers, public policy makers, media, family and friends to encourage men and boys to regularly participate in preventive screenings, seek regular medical advice and receive early treatment for disease and injury.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Recognition Month
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
affects 1 in 29 Americans, from our country’s service men and women to abused children and survivors of rape, domestic violence and natural disasters. During PTSD Awareness Month
in June, and throughout the year, we recognize the millions of Americans who experience this challenging and debilitating condition.
National HIV/AIDS Testing Day is June 27th
To support the 2012 observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), AIDS.gov (on behalf of HHS) will host a webinar/conference call HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation on Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 2-3 pm (EDT).
Several of the U.S. Government’s leading voices on HIV/AIDS will provide updates on the state of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Speakers include: Dr. Grant Colfax (Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy) (invited), Dr. Deborah Parham Hopson (Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA), Dr. Jonathan Mermin (CDC), Mr. Richard Klein (FDA), Mr. David Vos (HUD), Dr. Caroline Ryan (OGAC), Dr. Linda Youngman (SAMHSA), and Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski (VA) .Register for this event
by June 22. Everyone is invited to listen in – federal staff, grantees and stakeholders working with domestic HIV/AIDS programs are encouraged to participate. Visit this page for more information
Making the Economic Case for Health Equity: State and Tribal Solutions Webinar.
Health equity is an economic issue as well as a social justice issue. Significant inequities and disparities exist between different racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, geographical location, and in social determinants of health such as poverty, education, inadequate housing, and unsafe working conditions. The burden of health inequities constitutes a huge financial and social cost to our nation in terms of the quantity and quality of life. Join ASTHO's webinar on June 22, 2012 for a thoughtful discussion on this topic. Click here to register
Save the Date: 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities
Are Americans Aware of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities?
Search the OMH Library Catalog Online
Search the OMH Library Catalog Online
OMH has launched a new online catalog search tool
. Now you can find books, reports, journals, media, articles, and organizations related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations all online. Contact the OMH Knowledge Center
for guidance on searching the content. Start searching
Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness and Mental Health Service Use among Black Fathers
Doyle, O.; Joe, S.; Caldwell, C. H. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, Supplement 2 (May), p. s222-s231, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300446 Gathering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Health IT: Better Information Can Help Close Disparities Gap
/ Baker, K. -- Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 2012 / 4 p. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/pdf/baker_lgbt_fact_sheet.html Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
/ American Psychological Association (APA). American Psychologist
, v. 67, #1 (January), p. 10-42, 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0024659 Hispanic Lesbians and Bisexual Women at Heightened Risk or Health Disparities
/ Kim, H. J.; Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, #1 (January), p. e9-e15, 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300378 The Influence of Implicit Bias on Treatment Recommendations for 4 Common Pediatric Conditions: Pain, Urinary Tract Infection, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Asthma
/ Sabin, J. A.; Greenwald, A. G. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, #5 (May), p. 988-995, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300621 Medication Adherence among Latino and Non-latino White Children with Asthma
/ McQuaid, E. L.; Everhart, R. S.; Seifer, R.; Kopel, S. J.; Mitchell, D. K., et al. Pediatrics
, v. 129, #6 (June), p. e1404-e1410, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-1391 Modeling the Impact of Social Discrimination and Financial Hardship on the Sexual Risk of HIV among Latino and Black men who Have Sex with Men
/ Ayala, G.; Bingham, T.; Kim, J.; Wheeler, D. P.; Millet, G. A. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, Supplement 2 (May), p. s242-s249, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300641 The Relationship Between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Lung Disorders in Northern Plains and Southwest American Indians
/ Sprague, D.; Bogart, A.; Manson, S.; Buchwald, D.; Goldberg, J. / American Indian Services Utilization, Psychiatric, Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP). Ethnicity & Health
, v. 15, #6 (December) p. 569-579, 2011. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13557858.2010.500017 Religious Climate and Health Risk Behaviors in Sexual Minority Youths: A Population-based Study
/ Hatzenbueler, M. L.; Pachankis, J. E.; Wolff, J. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, #4 (April), p. 657-663, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300517 Taking It Like a Man: Masculine Role Norms as Moderators of the Racial Discrimination-Depressive Symptoms Association among African American Men
/ Hammond, W. P. American Journal of Public Health
, v. 102, Supplement 2 (May), p. s232-s241, 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300485 Trying to Breathe Easy
/ Moscou, S. Minority Nurse
, (Spring), p. 14-16, 2012.http://www.minoritynurse.com/trying-breathe-easy Young Native American Men and their Intention to use Family Planning Services
/ Rink, E.; Fourstar, K.; Elk, J. M.; Dick, R., et al. American Journal of Men's Health
, v. 6, #4 (July), p. 324-330, 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988312439226
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