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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 ...
Latinos Concerned By Education Law Waivers
September 01, 2011
Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are voicing concerns over what is says are efforts lead by the Department of Education that could have negative impact for low income and minority youth. According to LULAC, the Department of Education’s recent efforts to provide relief to state and local education agencies from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has the potential to water down the law’s ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Illinois Gov Signs Immigrant Education Law
August 01, 2011
Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed legislation giving undocumented immigrant students access to educational benefits today. This makes Illinois the second state in less than a week to pass legislation aimed at bolstering education for undocumented immigrants. The "Dream Act" will establish a private fund, administered ...
Black Colleges Major Part Of Reviving US Education
July 13, 2011
If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. A local news report says, just how the nation's predominately Black institutions ...
NY Education Group Aims To Increase Minority Success
July 11, 2011
Since 1989 Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), along with their school and community partnerships, has helped more than 10,000 New York City students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resilience needed to ensure success in school, career and life. ...
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 ...
Major Education Survey Shows Continuing Racial Gaps
June 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education today released data that cast much-needed light on disparities in educational resources and opportunities for students across the country. These data provide policymakers, educators and parents ...
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 ...
Report Reveal Effects Of Increasing Asian Population On Higher Education
June 27, 2011
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) today released, in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, precursory findings from its forthcoming research report ...
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. ...
Reports Give Ways To Promote Gender Diversity In Higher Education
May 31, 2011
While women have continued to play a greater role in higher education instruction in the last half-century, progress in faculty diversity has not kept up with student diversity. ...
Education Doesn't Increase Odds That Minorities Play 'High-Status' Sports
June 03, 2011
Whites disproportionately undertake facility-based exercise, blacks tend toward team sports and fitness activities. ...
President Names 15 To Hispanic Education Advisory Commission
May 26, 2011
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Feds To Name Hispanic Education Advisory Members
May 25, 2011
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Beginning Thursday, 1:00PM EST ...
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.” ...
Civil Rights Group Sues MD. Education Commission For Discrimination
May 12, 2011
The lawsuit, filed in 2006 and amended four times, says the state under-funds traditionally black colleges, causing them to lag behind the state's other institutions. ...
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. ...
Immigrant Hispanics Less Stressed, Healthier Harvard Study Finds
May 06, 2011
“In the difficult economic times in which we live, this study underscores the importance of safety net programs." ...
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