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Towards Health Equity Newsletter
December 11, 2012
Towards Health Equity
Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
December 11, 2012
The Office of Minority Health wishes you warmest greetings this season and all the best for a happy new year! Thank you for your partnership and support, and we looking forward to working together in 2013 to realize our shared vision of a world without health disparities.
#WAD2012: Marking World AIDS Day in Pictures and Words
On December 1, millions around the world celebrated World AIDS Day by remembering those lost, and raising awareness about the ongoing fight against the disease. Because a major factor in decreasing the rates of AIDS is related to HIV testing, educating the public about the facts regarding HIV is critical to reducing stigma. This work is particularly crucial in minority communities, which have experienced disproportionately higher rates of HIV/AIDS.
Henry Ocampo, Capacity Building Specialist in the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, talks about OMHRC's efforts to reduce stigma and share the powerful stories of those affected through digital storytelling. Read the Q & A "Fighting Stigma."
Senior Program Analyst Evonne Bennett-Barnes of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center discussed the role the provider experience plays in HIV care and treatment. Read the Q & A "Raising Awareness."
Margaret Korto, Senior Program Analyst at OMHRC, recently interviewed Ijeoma Otigbuo of the Montgomery College AIDS Awareness Resource Center about breaking down the myths and misconceptions that challenge prevention and treatment efforts. Read the Q&A "Breaking Down Myths."
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary
provides linguistic support to individuals and organizations working with Spanish-speaking populations in the United States. The terms included here are commonly used in public health and HIV/AIDS prevention in the U.S.
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More information and resources on HIV and AIDS:
White House Honors World AIDS Day
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Progress on the National HIV AIDS Strategy, a conversation with Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, MD, MPH, on the AIDS.gov blog
Images from the Office of Minority Health's World AIDS Day event
"A Native Way That's Ours"
"A Native Way That's Ours"
The Native Generations Initiative aims to raise awareness and reduce infant deaths.
For every 1,000 American Indian and Alaska Native babies born in U.S. cities, as many as 15 die before their first birthday. The Urban Indian Health Institute recently launched Native Generations
to raise awareness and share valuable health and prevention messages with Native American families, 70 percent of whom live in urban and suburban areas. UIHI's Native Generations video captures the experiences of several families in Detroit and Seattle, and highlights organizations bringing expectant and new parents together to offer support, education and information. Watch the video
Innovative Lactation Lounge Offers Comfort and Support to Nursing Moms
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership's Lactation Lounge is a first-of-its-kind resource for nursing moms in New York City, where less than 14 percent of mothers breastfeed exclusively for the recommended six months. Providing a safe, comfortable place for women who are nursing, the lounge also serves to support and educate women of childbearing age on the benefits of breastfeeding exclusively. Read the full story
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released draft recommendations calling for routine HIV screening for all Americans 15 to 65. The new recommendations are based on evidence showing the benefits of early HIV testing and treatment. The draft Recommendation Statement
is available for public comment until December 17, 2012, at 5 pm EST.
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.
View the latest Knowledge Center acquisitions list, with resources on HIV/AIDS.
Search the online catalog.
This month, Research Corner provides scholarly resources on HIV/AIDS
Minority HIV Patients' Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Research. Wolak, Caitlin; B. Bass, Sarah; et al. Current HIV Research, Volume 10, Number 4, June 2012 , pp. 348-355(8). View Report
HIV/AIDS-Related Institutional Mistrust Among Multiethnic Men Who Have Sex With Men: Effects on HIV Testing and Risk Behaviors. Hoyt, Michael A.; Rubin, Lisa R.; & et al. Health Psychology, Vol 31(3), May 2012, 269-277. View Report
HIV/AIDS in Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the U.S. Valerie E. Stone. Current Infectious Disease Reports. February 2012, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 53-60. View Report
Foreign Born Status and HIV/AIDS: A Comparative Analysis of HIV/AIDS Characteristics Among Foreign and U.S. Born Individuals. Crawford, Tim; Caldwell, Glyn; et al. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. February 2012, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 82-88. View Report
High-Risk HIV Minorities in the United States: Who Gets Tested and Where? Robinson, Keisha T.; Sanders, Salvatore A.; et al. American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 36, Number 3, May 2012 , pp. 348-359(12). View Report
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