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Towards Health Equity
August 30, 2013

Towards Health Equity

From the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
August 30, 2013
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The Countdown to Coverage Continues

October 1stIn each issue, we'll bring you the latest news and resources on Affordable Care Act implementation and enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

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What's New For Providers & Professionals For Consumers From the Blog

New Report: Obesity, Diabetes Biggest Health Threats in South Texas

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health threats in South Texas, according to a new report published online in Springer Open Books by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’ Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The South Texas Health Status Review examined how more than 35 health conditions affected people in South Texas – a region with a large Hispanic population – compared to those in the rest of Texas or nation.
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New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows Languages Spoken in America

Spanish, Chinese Top Non-English Languages Spoken; Most of Population is English Proficient

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 Language Mapper reveals the distribution of languages in communities across the country. For each language, the mapper shows the concentration of those who report that they speak English less than "very well," a measure of English proficiency. The tool uses data collected through the American Community Survey from 2007 to 2011. Learn more about the map.

Mobile Health Clinics Bring Quality Care to Hard-to-Reach Communities

The Mobile Health Map is a project of Harvard Medical School and the Mobile Health Clinics Association, a San Francisco-based national membership organization with more than 600 members. With support from the HHS Office of Minority Health, the Mobile Health Map documents the spread and contributions of mobile health clinics as a successful model for improving access to care for racial and ethnic minority populations and others affected by health disparities. Read about two Mobile Health Map projects delivering care in underserved neighborhoods in Boston and a rural community in northern Louisiana.

Tri-Regional Faith and Community Health Summit, October 2013

Whether you have a successful health ministry or community health program or want to start one, the HHS Tri-Regional Faith and Community Health Summit has something for you! Faith and community leaders from 17 states will gather in Atlanta (Oct. 3-5) Dallas (Oct. 24-26) and Kansas City, MO, (Oct. 24-26) for one purpose, "Building Healthier Communities through Education, Empowerment, and Engagement." Contact Sharon Ricks to be notified when registration is open or to lend your voice to planning efforts.

What’s New in the Knowledge Center – Affordable Care Act Resources

The Knowledge Center provides you valuable information about the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces is fast approaching. Discover how health care reform applies to you. Our online catalog features access to more than 100 articles and documents specifically related to the ACA and minorities – including how legislation will reduce health disparities, expand health insurance coverage and increase access to preventive services, like free screenings. Visit the online catalog or email the Office of Minority Health Resource Center to bibliographies tailored to your research needs.

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