December 17, 2012
|December 17, 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 email@example.com or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
December is International AIDS Awareness Month
National Urban League: New report released. The State of Urban Health: Eliminating Health Disparities to Save Lives and Cut Costs
The National Public Health and Hospital Institute (NPHHI): New project launched to improve maternal and infant health in Medicaid and other vulnerable populations
Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Updated Estimates of Distance to Supermarkets Using 2010 Data
“Efforts to encourage Americans to improve their diets and to eat more nutritious foods presume that a wide variety of these foods are accessible to everyone. But for some Americans and in some communities, access to healthy foods may be limited.”
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, media and more than 30,000 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.”
To search online catalog, click here.
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
Grant aims to address maternal and child health inequities among women in Philadelphia
“It’s the grim, unfortunate reality: African-American women in the U.S. are much more likely to give birth prematurely or lose a baby within his or her first year of life, compared to white women. The infant mortality rate – often a proxy for general health and access to care – is 13 per 1,000 live births among African-American babies, compared to 5.6 among whites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
“The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society, according to Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor, health policy & management, and interim co-director of the Institute on Aging at the University of North Carolina.”
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a new study of U.S. adults with glaucoma, Hispanics were the least likely to get routine follow-up testing to make sure their vision wasn’t getting worse.
Vision insurance tied to better eye health
“NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Older adults’ eyesight may suffer irreversibly if they don’t have vision insurance, suggests a new study that argues eye health should be a mandatory part of regular health insurance policies.”
Spring Dawson-McClure, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine &
Center for Early Childhood Health and Development
“Early Childhood Obesity Prevention in Disadvantaged, Urban Neighborhoods: A Family-centered, Culturally-informed Approach”
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Place: Rosenau Hall, Room 101
January 26, 2013 Houston, TX National Office
February 23, 2013 Durham, NC Sisters Network Triangle
March 30, 2013 Baltimore, MD Sisters Network Baltimore Metropolitan
April 27, 2013 Baton Rouge, LA Sisters Network Baton Rouge
May 25, 2013 Detroit, MI Sisters Network Greater Metropolitan Detroit
June 29, 2013 Richmond, VA Sisters Network Central Virginia, Inc.
July 27, 2013 Tampa Bay, FL Sisters Network Tampa Bay
August 31, 2013 Atlanta, GA National Office
September 28, 2013 Newark, NJ Sisters Network Essex County
October 26, 2013 Memphis, TN Sisters Network Memphis
Students and fellows with an interest in HSR and/or disparities research are encouraged to apply.Applications will be accepted between January 1 – March 1, 2013
“Using cash resources, technical assistance and network development, AIDS United’s Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) initiative supports the improvement of the HIV/AIDS-focused policy/advocacy activities of community-based organizations in nine states of the U.S. South (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN), one of the nation’s most impacted regions.”
“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
Leadership is the difference between an organization mired in mediocrity and one energized by transformation. The Fellows Program brings leaders together to look unflinchingly at the enormous challenges in health care and gives them the tools necessary to meet those challenges on behalf of our most vulnerable populations.For more information, click here.
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).The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday March 1st, 2013
For more information, click here.
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 17, 2012