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NYC Minority Housing Project Gets Good $$$ News
September 21, 2012
Report: Poverty Linked To Minority Health
September 07, 2011
After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of their neighbors are poor, according to a pair of studies unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The reports, A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisi ...
$12M Grant To Improve Minority Mental Health
September 02, 2011
Five minority fellowship program grants are being awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a total of up to $12.2 million. These three year grants will be used to train a new wave of behavioral health care providers. The program focuses on increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health ...
Study Looks At Mental Health Of Gay Black Men
August 31, 2011
The harassment, discrimination and negative feelings about homosexuality that Black gay and bisexual men often experience can contribute significantly to mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, a new study finds. “Racism, homo-negativity and the experience of violence and discrimination contribute significantly to mental disorder burden and morbidity in this community,” said Louis F. Graham ...
$1.5M Mental Health Grant Goes To Black Colleges
August 30, 2011
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to $1.5 million, over three years, to Morehouse School of Medicine to enhance the effort to network the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the United States to promote behavioral health, expand campus service capacity and facilitate workforce development. ...
Women's Conference Tackles Reproductive Health Of Blacks
August 25, 2011
Next month, Black Women for Wellness will host its 12th Annual Conference entitled POWER SHIFT: Gathering our Forces, Kicking up Sand, Lifting our Fists, Protecting our Wombs. The conference will begin on Wednesday, September 28, in Culver City, California. The focus of the conference is to provide an open forum ...
Health Equity Summit Coincides With MLK Memorial Opening
August 23, 2011
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit, convened by the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine (IAMMM), continues today as the long-awaited Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is unveiled and opens to the public on the National Mall. Both events sharpen public attention on human rights: the Summit focusing tightly on the health status of minorities and populations in low-resource countries and achieving health equity at the lowest cost. ...
Minorities Worry About Children's Health More Than White Counterparts
August 22, 2011
The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to a recent poll by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll of Children’s Health. The annual poll, released August 15, asked Hispanic, Black and White respondents to rank the importance of 23 health concerns for children in their own community. Different ethnicities indicated varying levels of concern for specific health issues. Overall, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Wwhites to rank children’s health issues ...
Company Pulls Racist Skin Care Ad
August 19, 2011
Skin care company Nivea has apologized for an advertisement they placed in Esquire that featured a clean cut Black male throwing a mask of a face with an Afro and beard with the title “Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself.” The ad for Nivea for Men appeared in the September issue of Esquire magazine. Reactions came ...
Patient Navigators Help Reduce Cancer Care Disparities
August 17, 2011
Past research shows that minorities suffer higher rates of advanced cancer and deaths from all types of cancer compared to whites. Health Behavior News Service reports in an article in the August issue of Cancer, the role of “patient navigator” is emerging as a tool to address these disparities. ...
Black Is Beautiful, But Is It Unhealthy?
August 18, 2011
Melanin protects darker skin from premature aging and UV rays, but its protection increases the risk of other diseases, according to research presented this month. The body naturally produces vitamin D - a nutrient known for keeping bones strong - when skin is directly exposed to UV rays from the sun. However, since melanin blocks those UV rays, it also inhibits vitamin D production in the body, says Dr. Valerie D. Callender, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Howard University. ...
Conference Focuses On Minorities In Foster Care
August 05, 2011
Child welfare advocates and experts gathered at Brown University for a forum focusing on racial disparities in the country's foster care and juvenile justice systems. The focus of the conference was why minority children are more likely to removed from their homes by child welfare officials than white children. ...
Policy Change Aims To Lessen Health Care Disparities
August 04, 2011
To help address serious racial and economic disparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the United States, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a policy statement that outlines specific provisions of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the potential to reduce these disparities. ASCO’s statement makes recommendations to ensure that such provisions ...
Dermatologists Stress Early Skin Care For People Of Color
August 04, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2050, more than half the U.S. population will have skin of color. Recognizing this trend, dermatologists are educating the public about the different ways that common skin conditions appear in various skin tones. For people of color particularly, dermatologists are stressing the ...
Webinar Addresses Cultural Obstacles In Hospice Care
July 15, 2011
The Hospice Foundation of America, a non-profit end of life care organization, has developed "Addressing Cultural Diversity in Hospice Care," a free online webinar that looks at how, and why, different cultures may, or may not, utilize hospice. The online tutorial aims to prepare and equip hospice organizations ...
Neurologists Address Disparities In Stroke Care
July 14, 2011
Significant disparities in stroke treatment and prevention exist for racial and ethnic minorities, writes Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores for Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Dr. Cruz-Flores adds, "Awareness, education and prevention are the keys to closing this health care gap." Cruz-Flores, ...
Black Men Place Family, Community Above Personal Health
July 08, 2011
A new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health says black men place a higher priority on fulfilling social roles such as family provider, father, husband and community member than they do on physical activity---and their health suffers because they don't often find time for both. The study looks at why ...
Study: Stereotypes Can Affect Doctor Care Of Parkinson's Patients
July 06, 2011
Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a newly published study from researchers at Tufts University, Brandeis University and the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. ...
Latinos Absent From News Desks
June 29, 2011
Latino groups are calling for more of a presence in the Sunday morning talk show arena. Today the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), together with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), The LIBRE Initiative and Being Latino are launching a social impact project called: The Art of Politics. ...
Minority Mental Health On Tap For July
June 28, 2011
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, is raising awareness of the importance of treatment in improving mental health and accessing resources that support wellness. According to the National Alliance ...
Black Heart Attack Victims Wait Longer For Specialized Care
June 21, 2011
Black patients having a heart attack wait longer at hospitals than white patients to get advanced procedures that will restore blood flow to their hearts, according to a University of Michigan Health System study. The differences in care may be explained by hospital quality, rather than the race of individual patients. ...
Report Looks At Health Disparities In The Age Of Personalized Medicine
June 22, 2011
Science Progress, a project of the online magazine Center for American Progress, released “Addressing Race and Genetics: Health Disparities in the Age of Personalized Medicine,” a report that studies how personalized medicine can potentially alleviate racial and ethnic health disparities. Personalized medicine, which is the development of medicines and therapies tailored to patients’ unique genetic traits and risks ...
How Minority-Owned Small Businesses Benefit From Health Care Reform
June 08, 2011
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act will make a real difference to the competitiveness of minority-owned small businesses. ...
Demographic Factors Linked To Black Mental Health
June 07, 2011
The study found that lower socioeconomic position was associated with poorer mental health status. ...
Health Care Quality Gaps And Disparities Persist Nationwide
June 01, 2011
Among minority and low-income Americans, the level of health care quality and access to services remained unfavorable. ...
Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Stroke Care
May 27, 2011
The panel said there also are disparities between whites and minorities in the knowledge of risk factors, awareness of stroke signs and symptoms. ...
Best Way To Save Medicare, Offer It To Everyone
May 23, 2011
Proposals to privatize Medicare have been met with such fierce opposition, because it was revealed that privatization meant much higher out-of-pocket costs for seniors. ...
Planned Parenthood: KS Budget Amendment Undermining Women's Health
May 13, 2011
“It is outrageous that Gov. Brownback will sign a budget bill that will undermine women’s health and deny Planned Parenthood from providing preventive health care.” ...
Healthcare Reform Will Insure 27M Women
May 12, 2011
"This report shows how rapidly rising healthcare costs and lagging incomes are leaving increasing numbers of women unable to afford health insurance and healthcare." ...
Report: Healthy Lunch Options, Exercise Lag For Minorities
May 10, 2011
Participation in physical activity programs was low, especially among students at less affluent schools and schools that had a majority Black or Latino student body. ...
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