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2014-07-14 12:27:34

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is significant interest and need in mental health services among people who identify as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority, data from Mental Health America's new online screening site show. Responses of individuals from racial and ethnic minorities indicate that they are more likely than whites to report that they would monitor their health by taking screens regularly....

2014-04-21 23:01:51

Prevention-focused population health solutions are crucial in achieving health equity in minority communities. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The Population Health Alliance, the leading advocate for population health and workplace 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...

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...

2012-06-06 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...

2012-03-01 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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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