December 10, 2012
|December 10, 2012|
If you have news, information, events, and research findings pertaining to health disparities, we want to know about it. We also welcome you to share your research as part of our Health Disparities Seminar Series. Please send information to Herleesha Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
International AIDS Awareness Month
Kaiser Family Foundation: New disparity data report released. Putting Men’s Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level
Decomposing The Gap In Satisfaction With Provider Communication Between English- And Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Patients
“This study quantified and sought to understand disparities in patient satisfaction between English- and Spanish- speaking Hispanic patients using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.”
Health Care Access And Utilization Among U.S.-Born And Foreign-Born Asian Americans
“This study examined disparities in health care access and utilization between U.S.-born and foreign-born Asian Americans using data from the National Health Interview Survey.”
Racial Disparities In Economic And Clinical Outcomes Of Pregnancy Among Medicaid Recipients
“To explore racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy outcomes among Medicaid enrollees, this study analyzed Medicaid Analytic eXtract data from 2005 to 2007 in 14 southern states.”
Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health And Health Care Among U.S. Adolescents
“This study examined racial and ethnic disparities in health status, access to care, and use of services among U.S. adolescents using data from the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health. The analysis found lower rates of coverage and care and poorer health status among racial and ethnic minority groups compared to whites and particularly significant disparities for specific groups.”
Black Women Less Likely to Receive Improved Surgical Procedure for Breast Cancer (Dec 5)
Newswise — SAN ANTONIO —
“Black women with breast cancer were 12 percent less likely than white women with the disease to receive a more minimally invasive procedure — sentinel lymph node biopsy — for staging of breast cancer, according to data tracking the treatment of patients through 2007.”
Gender Difference Reported in Brain Damage from Sleep Apnea (Dec 6)
Medical News Today –
“Women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing. The findings are reported in the December issue of the peer-reviewed journal SLEEP.”
Teen Girls Who Smoke Suffer Decreased Bone Accumulation and May Be at Increased Risk for Osteoporosis (Dec 6) Medical News Today
“Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health.”
Obama administration moves forward to implement health care law, ban discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions
“New rules will make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, ensure families buying their own coverage get basic essential benefits similar to what private insurers offer, and help employers promote wellness.”
Ethnic differences in susceptibility to movie smoking
“Results from a US study suggest that there are significant ethnic and socioeconomic differences among adolescents in susceptibility to the portrayal of smoking in movies.”
AIDS Education Training Center-National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) at Howard University: Webcast. Cultural Competence: Delivering Quality HIV Care within Homeless Communities.
Xavier University of Louisiana: New Orleans Sixth Health Disparities Conference. Improving Medical Effectiveness and Health Outcomes to Achieve Health Equity Through Interprofessional Collaborations.
Lineberger Cancer Center
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: Rosenau Hall, Room 101
“The goals of the Dental Community Partnership Program are to increase access to oral health care for patients with HIV in areas that remain underserved, especially in communities without dental education programs, and to increase the number of dental providers capable of managing the oral health needs of patients with HIV, through community-based service-learning experiences.”
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for Health Disparities Research comprising regional coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority research areas in minority health and health disparities.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2013
Application Deadline: January 14, 2013
Human Impact Partners (HIP) is excited to announce the launch of our inaugural fellowship program. From June 2013 – May of 2014, HIP will host one Fellow at our offices in Oakland, CA, focused on building their leadership skills in the fields of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health in All Policies (HiAP).
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The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Disparities Leadership Program sponsored by the DSC
Last updated December 10, 2012