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Towards Health Equity
June 14, 2013

Towards Health Equity

From the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
June 14, 2013
 
NPA - National Partnership for Action

  In This Newsletter ...

The Countdown to Coverage Continues

October 1st Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces is less than four months away. In each issue, we'll bring you the latest news and resources on the Affordable Care Act implementation and enrollment.

What's New For Providers & Professionals For Consumers Upcoming Webinars

Health Insurance Marketplace 101 - Learn about the basics of the new law. Have a resource you'd like to include? Email us at info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

Men's Health Month: Perspectives from Our Communities

June is Men's Health Month. Unfortunately, too many men don't focus on their overall health and well-being until it's too late. Men of color in particular suffer from higher rates of many diseases and conditions - they are living sicker and dying younger.

This month, three men who serve their communities in various public health and service fields discuss urgent and emerging issues around men's physical and mental health, and what their organizations are doing to create opportunities for change.

Allan Shedlin
Engaged Daddying
A Q&A with Allan Shedlin, Founder and President of REEL Fathers and "DADvocate"
Brandon Armani
Men's Health Disparities: The Silent Crisis
By Brandon Armani of Community Education Group in Washington, DC
Gustavo Morales
At-Home HIV Testing: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
By Gustavo Morales of the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York City
Leo Nolan

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Take the Test. Take Control.

National HIV Testing Day - June 27 The CDC estimates that about 1 million people in the United States have HIV, and that every nine and half minutes Exit Disclaimer another person is infected with the virus. However, about a quarter of those people are not aware of their status.

The theme for National HIV Testing Day 2013 is "Take the Test, Take Control." Whether you have yet to take an HIV test, are well-versed on how HIV is transmitted, need widgets for your site or just want to know what's taking place in your area, here are resources for getting tested and getting involved.

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Exploring Available Resources for AI/AN LGBTQ2-S HIV Prevention

This webinar will present products, campaigns and programs developed for American Indian and Alaska Native LGBTQ2-S communities. These resources are free and can be adapted by tribes, local Native health programs and community-based organizations to combat stigma, promote awareness and HIV testing, and encourage more equitable community norms.

Presenters: National Native American AIDS Prevention Center; Project Red Talon, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board; and the Office of Minority Health

June 25, 3 pm EDT
Join the live event Exit Disclaimer (Pre-registration is not required.)

Meet Rick Haverkate, Senior Program Analyst

Rick Haverkate joined the Office of Minority Health Resource Center in April as senior program analyst working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn more about Rick and his vision for the program and outreach work he will lead.

Living With Type 2 Diabetes? Free 12-Month Program Provides Recipes, Tools and Online Support

The American Diabetes Association's Living With Type 2 Diabetes program provides a year of detailed information in English and Spanish about diabetes management and healthy lifestyles. The program offers education, guidance and support to help people who are newly diagnosed manage their diabetes and improve their lives. Visit the ADA website to enroll Exit Disclaimer.

Is It Worth It?
New Video & Website Help Mothers-to-be Understand the Risks of Early Elective Deliveries

Learn why it's important to mother and baby's health to wait until at least 39 weeks of pregnancy to deliver if the mother or child's health is not in danger. This campaign is an effort of the National Child and Maternal Health Education Program and led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

View the video and website | Tweet Exit Disclaimer with campaign partners using the hashtag #babysetsthedate

Just in Case You Missed It...

It's been a very busy spring. We just wanted to make sure you didn't miss these important highlights and opportunities:

What's New in the Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center is the largest repository of health disparities information in the world, with a collection of 10,000 documents, reports, books, journals and media and more than 47,000 articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. The library collection also includes sources of consumer health material in more than 35 languages.


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