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2011-01-11 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has been awarded $750,000 over the next three years from The Kresge Foundation to continue its work to tackle key social determinants of health for families across the country. "NCHH is grateful to The Kresge Foundation for its continued support, which has helped us raise awareness of the importance of healthy housing and elevate healthy housing on the political and policy agendas," said Rebecca...

2011-01-10 13:35:22

Individuals from certain areas of the United States are more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than those from other areas, particularly when comparing non-whites living in different parts of the country. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Additional research is needed to better understand how colorectal cancer screening disparities develop in some regions and not in others. Racial and...

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2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-11-16 00:00:54

Keynote Speakers, Presenters and Panelists at the Fourth Annual Conference on Health Disparities See the Affordable Healthcare Act and Private Investment Partnerships as First Steps to Ending Health Disparities Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) November 15, 2010 Focusing on the disparities in the quality of health care across demographic groups, the Fourth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities brought together White House officials and national and local healthcare executives to address a...

2010-11-02 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health care organizations, funded 792 grants nationwide, totaling approximately $16 million in the third quarter of 2010. Grants awarded to organizations this quarter included funding basic human services in California in a tight economy, offering dental care to women and children in the Mid-Atlantic States, and providing college scholarships to high school students in the...

2010-10-24 00:13:38

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants and cooperative agreements for demonstration projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Rockville, MD (Vocus) October 22, 2010 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants and cooperative agreements for demonstration projects aimed at eliminating health disparities...

2010-09-10 14:30:00

New study demonstrates that US government health reforms alone are not sufficient to reduce the healthcare inequality gap A new study´ looking at the effects of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform on access to care, health status and ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in healthcare, shows that the legislation has led to improvements in insurance coverage as well as a decline in financial barriers to care. However, to date, it has not increased people's access to a...

2010-05-03 14:51:04

Results should be interpreted with caution says researcher New research shows Inuit populations in the Canadian Arctic have asthma rates far below Aboriginal people in other parts of Canada, especially those in urban centers. The study, published recently in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health, says reported cases of asthma in Inuit children was 5%, compared to 12% for all other Aboriginal groups. In Inuit adults, 5.4% of respondents had been diagnosed with asthma, compared to the...

2010-01-20 07:48:00

Conference will confront Health Disparities and Reporting on Health Care Reform to communities of color WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will hold its annual conference on Health Disparities, March 4-6, 2010 at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. The conference will provide journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health, health policy and health care...

2009-08-31 09:57:05

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) result from a negative interaction between genes, lifestyle and environment. To prevent CVD, it is necessary to influence the natural history of the disease development in an individual. While we cannot change our genes, we can do a lot to our lifestyles and environments. It is generally agreed that individuals alone should not be blamed for chronic diseases such as CVD, but that society also has its role and responsibilities. Governments, in cooperation with...