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2011-04-19 23:01:46

Multiracial adults' responses on medical forms could give misimpressions What race best describes your background? That one question, which appears on most paperwork for health care, could leave entire groups of people underserved and contribute to racial health disparities, according to new research from Rice University published in the current issue of the journal Demography. Medical forms that ask patients to identify a single race can alter patterns of racial health disparities because...

2011-04-13 11:00:00

-- Senator Harry Reid and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi Honored; U.S. Diabetes Index Featured WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, honored Senator Harry Reid and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others at the National Health Disparities Summit "Innovation and Minority Health." ( ) From cradle to grave, health disparities exist in the form of...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Heang Tan joins initiative to use social media channels as foundation for raising awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 Health Justice CT (http://www.healthjusticect.org) is pleased to announce that Heang Tan has joined the initiative as project manager. Health Justice CT is an innovative initiative designed to use social media channels as the foundation for raising awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities. The...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Institute's Drs. Judith B. Bradford and Harvey J. Makadon, Members of IOM Committee, Available for Interview Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies advanced the future of LGBT health research today with the release of The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better...

2011-03-31 15:59:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross is offering a free web-based course for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients. This course gives these important community resources tools to help patients communicate better with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This course is available in both English and Spanish. "We know that miscommunications sometimes occur between doctors...

2011-03-29 13:20:55

Information technology (IT) companies need to bring in doctors and other health care stakeholders in order to ensure that new technologies and applications are actually useful to the health care system "“ something which is currently fragmented at best, according to a recent paper from North Carolina State University. "IT enables improvements in health care processes; can engage patients and stakeholders; and provide infrastructure to share clinical and financial information more...

2011-03-24 11:56:00

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health has launched a major initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of African American and Afro-Caribbean women in Brooklyn, NY. The initiative, Heart of a Woman, is a central component of the Institute's community-based health programming in 2011 and is supported by a leadership grant of $190,000 from the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation. Carried out in partnership with customers and stylists in...

2011-03-17 14:08:00

ATLANTA, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) is offering a web-based course at no additional cost, for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients. This course gives these important community resources tools to help patients communicate better with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This course is available in both English and Spanish. "We know that miscommunications...

2011-03-16 07:10:00

A CALL TO ACTION For Federal, State, and Private Sector Leaders to Share Expertise To Improve Prevention and Health Care Delivery WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics are now 50 million persons or 18 per cent of the U.S. population, the largest ethnic group in the United States. Over 30 per cent of Hispanics are uninsured which means the Hispanic population will gain the most from the U.S. Health Care Reform implementation....

2011-03-15 14:43:00

Measuring Prevalence, Outcomes and Cost WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, is launching the U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI) (www.usdiabetesindex.com) - the national index by which diabetes in the United States will be measured. Other stakeholders include the Diabetes Care Project, and Gallup and Healthways, authors of the Gallup-Healthways...


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