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Towards Health Equity
November 20, 2012
Towards Health Equity
Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
November 20, 2012
Native American Heritage Month Resources
Each November, we honor the culture and contributions of the American Indian/Alaska Natives during Native American Heritage Month. Although often referred to as one group, American Indians and Alaska Natives have diverse cultures, languages and customs unique to each community. Health challenges, however, have not been as unique, with many American Indian/Alaska Natives communities experiencing the harsh impact of diabetes, HIV, heart disease, substance abuse and infant mortality. During Native American Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health is sharing information and resources designed to empower, educate and inform. Check out our website
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to get the latest information.
View the Presidential Proclamation
Read HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' statement
Features and Multimedia
National Diabetes Month Resources
CA7AE, Colorado State HIV Assessment Tool
CA7AE, Colorado State HIV Assessment Tool Helps Native Communities Take Action
Underreporting and lack of data sharing can be a challenge for Native groups working on HIV issues. The Community Readiness Model, developed at Colorado State University, provides a tool designed to help communities develop and implement prevention and intervention efforts in line with their readiness level and their specific culture. The model, which has received national and international recognition, integrates the culture of the community and uses community input. Read the full story
Improving African Immigrant Health through Empowerment
What's New in the Knowledge Center
The Knowledge Center at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center is the largest repository of health disparities information in the world, with a collection of 10,000 documents, reports, books, journals, media and more than 30,000 articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. The library collection also includes sources of consumer health material in more than 35 languages.
As health care workers respond to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, managers of disaster response efforts may benefit from these resources in the Knowledge Center.
Search the online catalog.
Upcoming Events and Conferences
Rescheduled: 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, December 17-19, National Harbor, MD
Good news: If you previously registered for the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, you do not need to register again. Your existing registration will transfer. This includes any sessions that you selected.
You will need to rebook your hotel. Contact the hotel directly at 301-965-4000 and reference the code SCM or Health Disparities, or register online with the group code SCMSCMA. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 7.
The program schedule will remain the same. Please refer to the program-at-a-glance on the Summit website.
New registrations will be handled on-site.
The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit is the leading scientific gathering on health disparities. Visit the summit website to learn more about sessions and topics.
Text4baby Partners with Feel Rich, R&B Singer Tyrese to Reach New & Expecting Moms
announced a new partnership with multi-platinum recording artist Tyrese Gibson and Feel Rich
, the first ever multicultural health and fitness media company. The partnership, Feel Rich Moms, will raise awareness of text4baby and encourage moms to sign up for this critical service. The central piece of this partnership will be a contest; the grand prize winner will receive a customized lullaby for her baby written and recorded by Tyrese and produced by QD3. One runner-up will receive a year's supply of Johnson's Baby products, courtesy of text4baby founding sponsor, Johnson & Johnson. To enter the contest for free, text the word "BABY" to 511411, and when prompted, enter the participant code FEELRICH or enroll through the online form
The Office of Minority Health, text4baby and the National Healthy Start Association congratulate Ashley P., winner of the 2012 State Enrollment Contest! Read her story .
This month, Research Corner provides scholarly resources on diabetes
Diabetes Report Card. Center for Disease Control & Prevention. 2012.
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/DiabetesReportCard.pdf [PDF | 1.4MB]
The Live Well, be Well Study: A Community-based, Translational Lifestyle Program to Lower Diabetes Risk Factors in Ethnic Minority and Lower-socioeconomic Status Adults. Kanaya, A. M.; Santoyo-Olsson, J.; et al. American Journal of Public Health, v. 102, #8 (August), p. 1551-1558, 2012.
Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care / Adeola, M. Minority Nurse, (Summer), p. 36-42, 2012
Independent Association of Waist Circumference with Hypertension and Diabetes in African American Women, South Carolina, 2007-2009. Warren TY; Wilcox S; et al. CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease, v. 9, 2012: 11_0170.
BMI–Mortality Paradox and Fitness in African American and Caucasian Men With Type 2 Diabetes. Peter Kokkinos, PHD; Jonathan Myers, PHD; et al. Diabetes Care. May 2012 vol. 35 no. 51021-1027. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc11-2407
Effects of Acculturation on a Culturally Adapted Diabetes Intervention for Latinas. Barrera, M. Jr; Toobert, D.; et al. Health Psychology, v. 31, #1 (January), p. 51-40, 2012.
Food Insecurity and Low Self-Efficacy are Associated with Health Care Access Barriers among Puerto-Ricans with Type 2 Diabetes. Kollannoor-Samuel, G.; Vega-López, S.; et al. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, v.14, #4, p.552-562, 2012.
Understanding and Addressing Unique Needs of Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. George L. King, MD, Marguerite J. McNeely, MD, MPH; et al. Diabetes Care May 2012 vol. 35 no. 5 1181-1188.
The ARIC predictive model reliably predicted risk of type II diabetes in Asian populations. Calvin WL Chin, Elian HS Chia; et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:48.
American Indians/Alaskan Natives
The Costs of Treating American Indian Adults with Diabetes within the Indian Health Service. O'Connell, J. M.; Wilson, C.; Manson, S. M.; et al. American Journal of Public Health, v. 102, #2 (February), p. 301-308, 2012.
Genetic Histories: Native Americans' Accounts of Being at Risk for Diabetes. Puneet Chawla Sahota Social Studies of Science. August 20, 2012.
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