December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

Health Disparities News and Announcements

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 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.”

Read more.

Kaiser Health News – As population diversifies, rethinking how we care for elderly 

“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.”

Read more.

Glaucoma check-ups lag in Hispanics 

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.

Read more.

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.”

Read more.

AIDS Education Training Center-National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) at Howard University: Webcast. Cultural Competence: Delivering Quality HIV Care within Homeless Communities.
For more information, click here.

HIV/AIDS Online Training Modules from the Indian Health Service
“Today, there have been more than 3,000 estimated HIV infections among American Indians and Alaska Natives”
For more information, click here.

AHRQ Effective Health Care Program: A free Spanish-language DVD,videonovela, dramatizing the importance of medication adherence for diabetes management is now available to clinicians for patient education and outreach programs.
For more information, click here.
Spring 2013 UNC ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series January Series



Presented by

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


We are pleased to announce Sisters Network® Inc. 2013 African American Breast Cancer Conference Tour.
This innovative Conference Tour is a modification of Sisters Network existing National Conferences that have been successfully produced annually for the last 13 years. Disparities in healthcare services, access and knowledge continue to serve as a barrier for the African American community. In bringing the Conference Tour to the African American community, we decrease the “access” barrier; we engage a larger number of diverse participants which exponentially expands dissemination of up-to-date information on breast cancer issues.
Conference Locations and Dates:Conference Date Area Host Chapter
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

For more information, click here.

Xavier University of Louisiana: New Orleans Sixth Health Disparities Conference. Improving Medical Effectiveness and Health Outcomes to Achieve Health Equity Through Interprofessional Collaborations.
Date: March 7 – 9, 2013
Location: New Orleans, LA.
For more information, click here.
AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program 

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

For more information, click here.

Southern REACH 2013-2014 Grant Cycle 

“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.”

For more information, click here.

Community Based Dental Partnership Program 

“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.”

Application Deadline: January 28, 2013
For more information, click here.

NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54] 

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

For more information, click here.

AHRQ Conference Grant Program (R13)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announces its interest in supporting conferences through the AHRQ Conference Grant Program. AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
For more information, click here.


National Association of Public Hospitals Health Systems (NAPHS): LEARN 2013-14 Fellows Program

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.


The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Board of Directors is recruiting new board members from the US and Canada!
Applications are due January 7, 2013.
For more information, click here.

Health and Equity Fellowship Program 

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.


Kennedy Krieger Institute: Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement – Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) 

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

For more information, click here.

Application Cycle for the Disparities Leadership Program Now Open!
Disparities Leadership Program sponsored by the DSC
Application due February 8, 2013
To view flyer, click here.

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program (Summer 2013)
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is a summer program that brings talented young adults to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices to learn first-hand about health policy and the legislative process, and to learn about issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.
For more information, click here.

Many Cultures, One Goal: Better Health


Last updated December 17, 2012