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The Office of Minority Health Resource Center receives pertinent health information from prominent media resources and other government sites. Please return to our Press Release page often for the latest information on issues relating to minorities and health, funding resources and legislative publications. Click here for Archived Press Releases.

The following represents the content we have available in this category:
Meet Our Grantee- The Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
Meet Our Grantee- The Osborne Association
New Data Brief Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minority Men
Office of Minority Health Releases E-Learning Program for Oral Health Professionals on Cultural and Linguistic Competency
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month
New project aimed at collecting health data for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations
OMH mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela
HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace educational tools
Office of Minority Health welcomes three new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
African Americans in Alabama get help to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke
J. Nadine Gracia Appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health Director
UIHI Launches Native Generations Campaign to Protect Native Babies
IHS Announces Release of Tribal HIV/STD Training Kit and Guide
Secretarial Statement on National Minority Health Month 2012
Health care reform law helps 1.3 million minority young adults obtain health insurance
HHS and Emdeon Announce Initiative to Provide Electronic Health Record Services to Physicians in Underserved New Jersey Communities
HHS Announces New, Refined Survey Standards to Examine, Help Eliminate Differences in Care Based on Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, or Disability
Making data standards consistent will help identify the significant health differences that often exist between and within ethnic groups, particularly among Asian, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander populations.
HHS Office of Minority Health announces new research study of mobile health clinics
Clinics reach populations that typically do not have regular sources of primary care
HHS, AHIMA and North Shore Medical Labs, Inc., Announce Partnership to Provide Health IT Training and Electronic Health Records
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and North Shore Medical Labs, Inc., of Williston Park, NY, today announced a demonstration project to foster broader adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) and support national efforts to reduce health disparities affecting minorities.
National Hispanic Heritage Month:
The Department of Health and Human Services' Commitment to Latino Health

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognizes the achievements of the Latino community to our nation and celebrates the impact HHS programs have on improving the health of the Latino community.
Statement by Secretary Sebelius on National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Every September, we recognize National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month to increase public knowledge about Sickle Cell disease (SCD). SCD is the most common inherited blood disorder; an estimated 72,000 Americans live with SCD, and approximately two million Americans, including one in 12 African Americans, carry the Sickle Cell Trait.
HHS, American Association of Diabetes Educators and AT&T Announce mHealth Initiative to Deliver Diabetes Self-Management Training
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and AT&T* today announced an initiative to evaluate the use of mobile devices to deliver Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) within an underserved minority community in Dallas, Texas
HHS announces initiative to stimulate adoption of electronic health records in minority communities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health and Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., today announced a program through which Quest Diagnostics will donate electronic health record (EHR) software and services to physicians in small practices serving minority populations in Houston, Texas.
HHS Announces Promotores de Salud Initiative
Effort seeks to recognize community health workers reaching underserved Hispanic communities
HHS Announces Plan to Reduce Health Disparities
National Partnership for Action launches strategy to strengthen and expand community-led efforts to achieve health equity
HHS Releases New Plan for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
In response to the White House charge to improve the involvement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in federal work, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a plan to improve health factors at the community level, mainly in data collection, workforce development, treatment and prevention.

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