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2013-06-03 12:29:17

Kevin D. Williams, Sora Park Tanjasiri and the Late Antronette K. Yancey Receive Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three inspiring leaders in health education will be honored by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) as the 2013 Champions of Health Professions Diversity for their successful efforts to improve the health and wellness of California's most underserved communities. Kevin D. Williams of Berkeley Youth...

2013-04-26 23:03:54

New standards will help organizations improve quality of care and reduce health disparities Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 The U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 24, 2013 released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care — a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation´s diverse communities. The enhanced standards, developed by the HHS...

2013-04-01 23:02:35

Population health and wellness solutions are crucial in achieving health equity in minority communities Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Care Continuum Alliance, the leading advocate for population health and wellness, today issued the following statement in recognition of April as National Minority Health Month, an annual observance that seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities and unfavorable health outcomes that disproportionally affect African Americans, Hispanics,...

2013-03-18 20:34:52

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Yet historically, women have been less likely than men to receive evidence-based medical care for both the prevention and management of heart disease. In 1999 the American Heart Association (AHA) published the first clinical recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. This was soon followed by the implementation of The Heart Truth® campaign for consumers in 2002 by the National...

2012-06-25 06:32:08

First researchers move to new home of U-M's Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at North Campus Research Complex ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across the University of Michigan and partner organizations have formed one of the nation's largest research entities of its kind. The Institute for Healthcare Policy and...

2012-06-06 23:02:58

Dr. Didra Brown Taylor partners with black owned beauty shops across the country to address health disparities in African American women. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Of all minority groups, African-Americans have the most, and many times the largest, differences in health risks when compared to other minority groups. African-Americans have more disease, disability, and early death as well. African American women are becoming more at risk of developing high blood pressure and...

2012-05-09 02:27:30

Health in Mind Spotlights Actionable Solutions to Urgent Education and Health Challenges WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today released actionable policy recommendations focused on supporting schools in addressing health and wellness in order to improve student learning and achievement. The recommendations were presented to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human...

2012-03-01 13:04:40

Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that minority adults who received exercise interventions increased their physical activity levels. However, these interventions are not culturally tailored...

2012-02-01 15:46:10

Most studies that have examined growing levels of health disparity in the United States have focused on the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” in terms of socioeconomic factors such as education and income. But a new study has found, for the first time, that health disparities have grown dramatically among people in the same socioeconomic groups — often times more than the disparities have grown between groups. For example, researchers found that...

2011-10-06 11:29:18

Where you live could play a larger role in health disparities than originally thought, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  They examined a racially integrated, low-income neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland and found that, with the exception of smoking, nationally reported disparities in hypertension, diabetes, obesity among women and use of health services disappeared or narrowed. The results are featured in the October 2011...