Minority Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups.Minority Groups: A subgroup having special characteristics within a larger group, often bound together by special ties which distinguish it from the larger group.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.United StatesHealth Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)

*  Teaching Nursing Students About Minority Health Disparities - Minority Nurse
Office of Minority Health Resource Center, minorityhealth.hhs.gov/ • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities ... Of course, one way to add to the body of knowledge on minority health issues is to increase the number of minority nurses ... Teaching Nursing Students About Minority Health Disparities. by Minority Nurse Staff , Mar 30, 2013 , Magazine, Nursing ... Ramsay-Johnson merges minority health statistics into her third-year medical/surgical nursing courses so that students end the ...
  http://minoritynurse.com/teaching-nursing-students-about-minority-health-disparities/
*  Minority Health - baby, symptoms, average, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. National Institutes of Health. 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, MSC- ... Minority health addresses the special medical and health needs associated with specific ethnic and other minority groups. ... Eliminating Minority Health Disparities.' U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , July 12, 2004. Available online at ... Ethnic Diseases Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information for Ethnic and Racial Minority Groups in the United States. ...
  http://www.healthofchildren.com/M/Minority-Health.html
*  Aligning Forces for Quality: Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Improvement Under the ACA - IssueLab
... integrating minority health into national strategies, and funding efforts to increase minorities' representation in the ... Highlights reform provisions to reduce racial/ethnic health disparities, including requiring data collection, ... Keywords health , health service act , public health service , health disparities , disparities Document type Issue/Policy ... integrating minority health into national strategies, and funding efforts to increase minorities' representation in the ...
  https://www.issuelab.org/resource/aligning-forces-for-quality-disparities-reduction-and-minority-health-improvement-under-the-aca.html
*  Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte
The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical ... Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte Maya Angelou Research Center on ... Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - ... Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Fundraiser at Noble's Restaurant in Charlotte ...
  http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2005/Maya_Angelou_Research_Center_on_Minority_Health_Fundraiser_at_Noble_s_Restaurant_in_Charlotte.htm
*  Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD)
... код для вставки. код для вставки на сайт или в блог. Ширина: (. aвто. ... Enhancing Impact on Health Disparities: New Proposals Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Goal management & resource ... and preparedness for new health threats OMHD Mission The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) aims to ... minority health priorities) Policy initiatives (analysis, development) Leadership/coordination of minority health initiatives ...
  https://www.docme.ru/doc/483448/office-of-minority-health-and-health-disparities--omhd-
*  Minority health Archives - Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch • Minority health. $40 Mil for "Culturally Tailored" Stroke Interventions for Minorities. CORRUPTION CHRONICLES ... 40 Mil for "Culturally Tailored" Stroke Interventions for Minorities. MAY 07, 2013 , SEE ALL CORRUPTION CHRONICLES » ... Determined to give poor minorities the same quality medical care as their wealthier, white counterparts, the Obama ...
  https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/tag/minority-health/
*  2016 Public Health Ethics Forum - Minority Health - CDC
The keynote Speaker, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health ... and evaluating minority health and health disparities research activities conducted by NIH Institutes and Centers. ... The 2016 Public Health Ethics Forum will continue the conversation on gathering data to address health disparities and related ... The theme of this year's forum is Making Latino/Hispanic Health Count: Advancing a Public Health Ethics Framework on Data ...
  https://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ethicsforum/2016/index.html
*  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities - Wikipedia
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ( ... "National Institutes of Health.. *^ "Important Events in NIMHD History". National Institute on Minority Health and Health ... "Health Disparities Center". Wikipedia. 2017-06-08.. *^ "Statement on Signing the Minority Health and Health Disparities ... Eliseo Pérez-Stable director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities". www.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015- ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_on_Minority_Health_and_Health_Disparities
*  30th Annual Minority Health Conference
Yet, every year the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Conference webcast and its associated website ... 30th Annual Minority Health Conference and the 11th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture are presented by the Minority ... NC Institute for Public Health [website]. Dean's Office, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health [website] ... The annual Minority Health Conference is really a phenomenal undertaking, especially coming from an institution that has ...
  http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2009/index.html
*  HHS Web sites focus on minority health, cancer -- FCW
The Department of Health and Human Services this summer launched two intriguing World Wide Web sites. Most recently, HHS ... launched a new Web site to make information available about its Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health ... For example, a site for the Office of Minority Health Resource Center links to a monthly newsletter that provides continuing ... The Department of Health and Human Services this summer launched two intriguing World Wide Web sites.Most recently, HHS ...
  https://fcw.com/articles/1998/07/26/hhs-web-sites-focus-on-minority-health-cancer.aspx
*  33rd Annual Minority Health Conference
Yet, every year the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Conference webcast and its associated website ... The 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference and the 14th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture are presented by the UNC ... Keynote Lecture is presented with the assistance of the Minority Health Project [website] in collaboration with the Department ... "The annual Minority Health Conference is really a phenomenal undertaking, especially coming from an institution that has ...
  http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2012/index.html
*  State Category | Minority Health | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Minority Health. Oklahoma: Minority Health This category includes demographic data on minority populations, medical school ... Oklahoma: Minority Health Indicators Demographics. *Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity. *Population Distribution of ... Women's Health Disparities. *Percent of Women who Report Having No Personal Doctor/Health Care Provider, by Race/Ethnicity ... Men's Health Disparities. *Percent of Men who Report Having No Personal Doctor/Health Care Provider, by Race/Ethnicity ...
  https://www.kff.org/state-category/minority-health/?state=OK
*  National Minority Health Month Focuses on Unity in Community
... April is National Minority Health Month. This year's theme, " ... Act Now in Your CommUNITY," is a call to action and unity for state and local offices of minority health, health departments, ... To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority ... Health offers a National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities Toolkit for Community Action. The toolkit provides ...
  https://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/4/13/Aetna/?blogid=10737418615&id=10737426759
*  National Minority Health Month
Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.' NIH will celebrate with several events. ... The theme for National Minority Health Month 2016 is ' ... Minority Health 5K Walk/Run. Loading.... The information you ... Investigator-Initiated Research on Health Disparities * Resource-Related Minority Health & Health Disparities Research ... Investigator-Initiated Research on Health Disparities. *Resource-Related Minority Health & Health Disparities Research ...
  https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/contactform/registration-form02.html
*  CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity - OMHHE - healthfinder.gov
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) aims to accelerate the work of CDC and its partners in improving health ... by eliminating health disparities, promoting conditions conducive to health, and achieving health equity. ... www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/. OMHHE@cdc.gov. Other Contact Information. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Mailstop ... A Federal Government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthfinder.gov is sponsored by the ...
  https://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/Organizations/Organization.aspx?code=HR3682
*  Federal Register :: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
... is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting conducted as a telephone ... the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ... Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. A Notice by the Health and Human Services Department on 05/12/2015. ... Office of the Secretary, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services. ...
  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/12/2015-11377/meeting-of-the-advisory-committee-on-minority-health
*  Federal Register :: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
... is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting. This meeting is open to the ... the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ... Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health ... Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the ... Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. A Notice by the Health and Human Services Department on 04/23/2008. ...
  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/04/23/E8-8705/meeting-of-the-advisory-committee-on-minority-health
*  Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Minority health
"In Kentucky, various health disparities exist that affect a variety of populations from minority health issues to rural health ... The Kentucky Department for Public Health's (DPH) Office of Health Equity is working to promote National Minority Health Month ... identifying key issues and health concerns for improving minority health. The determinants of health can be categorized under ... "The causes of health disparities and the barriers to good health and health care are multiple and overlapping," said Dr. Steve ...
  http://chfs.ky.gov/news/Minority+health.htm
*  Celebrating National Minority Health Month
NIMHD and NIH celebrate the effort to reduce health disparities and improve minority health with a variety of events. ... Celebrating National Minority Health Month. Celebrated every year in April, National Minority Health Month is an effort to ... Investigator-Initiated Research on Health Disparities * Resource-Related Minority Health & Health Disparities Research ... Investigator-Initiated Research on Health Disparities. *Resource-Related Minority Health & Health Disparities Research ...
  https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/nmhm/
*  Pitt Center for Minority Health Receives $6 Million From NIH
... research and training needed to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. ... National Minority Health Leadership Summit: For the past three years, minority health leaders and scholars from around the ... 6 million grant from the National Institute of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, it was ... Pitt Center for Minority Health Receives $6 Million From NIH to Help Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. PITTSBURGH ...
  http://www.upmc.com/media/newsreleases/2003/pages/center-for-minority-health-nih-grant.aspx
*  PHOENIX AREA - The Office of Minority Health
Office of Minority Health. Phone: 240-453-2882. Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301 ... Office of Minority Health. A A A En Español Newsroom Contact Us Search:. ... U.S. Regional Minority Health Consultants. PHS - Region VIII. (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming ... State Offices of Minority Health. (Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah). http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx? ...
  https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=6804&lvl=3&lvlid=62
*  Federal Register :: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities; Notice of Meeting
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities; Notice of Meeting. A Notice by the National Institutes of Health on ... Director for Administration, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, 6707 ... Name of Committee: National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. ... notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. ...
  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/02/01/06-917/national-center-on-minority-health-and-health-disparities-notice-of-meeting
*  Seattle Indian Health Board - The Office of Minority Health
Office of Minority Health. Phone: 240-453-2882. Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301 ... Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems ... Office of Minority Health. A A A En Español Newsroom Contact Us Search:. ... health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health ...
  https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=9134&lvl=2&lvlID=52
*  HIV and Hepatitis Project - The Office of Minority Health
Office of Minority Health. Phone: 240-453-2882. Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301 ... increase health materials available to minority populations * increase collaboration and information sharing between minority ... Office of Minority Health. A A A En Español Newsroom Contact Us Search:. ... Colorado Health Network Denver, CO Latinos in Colorado Family Health Centers of San Diego San Diego, CA Latinos in San Diego ...
  https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=104
*  Egyptian Women Demand Greater Role in Government
Washing Hands to Improve Health in Rural DR Congo. COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in ... Kassem said quotas were anti-democratic, whether applied to women or to any minority group in Egypt. ... Safe World Field Partner, work directly with issues such as poverty, health-care, marginalisation, FGM, child marriage, and ...
  http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/womens-rights/wr-middle-east/wr-egypt/905-egyptian-women-demand-greater-role-in-government.html

Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom: People from various ethnic groups reside in the United Kingdom. Migration from Northern Europe has been happening for millennia, with other groups such as British Jews also well established.List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent: The ceremonial county of Kent,Self-rated health: Self-rated health (also called Self-reported health, Self-assessed health, or perceived health) refers to both a single question such as “in general, would you say that you health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” and a survey questionnaire in which participants assess different dimensions of their own health.Public Health Act: Public Health Act is a stock short title used in the United Kingdom for legislation relating to public health.Global Health Delivery ProjectHealth policy: Health policy can be defined as the "decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society."World Health Organization.Lifestyle management programme: A lifestyle management programme (also referred to as a health promotion programme, health behaviour change programme, lifestyle improvement programme or wellness programme) is an intervention designed to promote positive lifestyle and behaviour change and is widely used in the field of health promotion.Rock 'n' Roll (Status Quo song)Halfdan T. MahlerBehavior: Behavior or behaviour (see spelling differences) is the range of actions and [made by individuals, organism]s, [[systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the (inanimate) physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether [or external], [[conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.Contraceptive mandate (United States): A contraceptive mandate is a state or federal regulation or law that requires health insurers, or employers that provide their employees with health insurance, to cover some contraceptive costs in their health insurance plans. In 1978, the U.School health education: School Health Education see also: Health Promotion is the process of transferring health knowledge during a student's school years (K-12). Its uses are in general classified as Public Health Education and School Health Education.Behavior change (public health): Behavior change is a central objective in public health interventions,WHO 2002: World Health Report 2002 - Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life Accessed Feb 2015 http://www.who.Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory: right|300px|thumb|Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory logo.WHO collaborating centres in occupational health: The WHO collaborating centres in occupational health constitute a network of institutions put in place by the World Health Organization to extend availability of occupational health coverage in both developed and undeveloped countries.Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in occupational health.National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health: The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) is one of several centres of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) tasked with developing guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific conditions within the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales. It was established in 2001.Women's Health Initiative: The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was initiated by the U.S.Aging (scheduling): In Operating systems, Aging is a scheduling technique used to avoid starvation. Fixed priority scheduling is a scheduling discipline, in which tasks queued for utilizing a system resource are assigned a priority each.Comprehensive Rural Health Project: The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) is a non profit, non-governmental organization located in Jamkhed, Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra, India. The organization works with rural communities to provide community-based primary healthcare and improve the general standard of living through a variety of community-led development programs, including Women's Self-Help Groups, Farmers' Clubs, Adolescent Programs and Sanitation and Watershed Development Programs.

(1/99) Safe to walk? Neighborhood safety and physical activity among public housing residents.

BACKGROUND: Despite its health benefits, physical inactivity is pervasive, particularly among those living in lower-income urban communities. In such settings, neighborhood safety may impact willingness to be regularly physically active. We examined the association of perceived neighborhood safety with pedometer-determined physical activity and physical activity self-efficacy. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Participants were 1,180 predominantly racial/ethnic minority adults recruited from 12 urban low-income housing complexes in metropolitan Boston. Participants completed a 5-d pedometer data-collection protocol and self-reported their perceptions of neighborhood safety and self-efficacy (i.e., confidence in the ability to be physically active). Gender-stratified bivariate and multivariable random effects models were estimated to account for within-site clustering. Most participants reported feeling safe during the day, while just over one-third (36%) felt safe at night. We found no association between daytime safety reports and physical activity among both men and women. There was also no association between night-time safety reports and physical activity among men (p = 0.23) but women who reported feeling unsafe (versus safe) at night showed significantly fewer steps per day (4,302 versus 5,178, p = 0.01). Perceiving one's neighborhood as unsafe during the day was associated with significantly lower odds of having high physical activity self-efficacy among both men (OR 0.40, p = 0.01) and women (OR 0.68, p = 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Residing in a neighborhood that is perceived to be unsafe at night is a barrier to regular physical activity among individuals, especially women, living in urban low-income housing. Feeling unsafe may also diminish confidence in the ability to be more physically active. Both of these factors may limit the effectiveness of physical activity promotion strategies delivered in similar settings.  (+info)

(2/99) National newspaper coverage of minority health disparities.

OBJECTIVES: To assess American newspaper coverage regarding racial and ethnic minority health disparities (MHDs). METHODS: LexisNexis was queried with specific word combinations to elicit all MHD articles printed in 257 newspapers from 2000-2004. The full texts were read and articles categorized by racial/ethnic group and specific MHD topics mentioned. RESULTS: In the five years from 2000-2004, 1188 MHD articles were published, representing 0.09% of all articles about health. Newspapers gave much attention to MHD when discussed in conferences and meetings and speeches by senior health officials and politicians. Cancer, cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS were most frequent among disease-specific mentions. Articles about African Americans comprised 60.4% of all race/ethnicity-mentioning articles. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the release of major organizational reports and the publication of many studies confirming the prevalence of MHD, few newspaper articles have been published explaining MHD to the public. Because of the general public's low rate of health literacy, the health world should collaborate with the media to present a consistent, simple message concerning gaps in care experienced by all racial/ethnic minority groups. In a time of consumer-directed healthcare, if Americans understand that MHDs exist, they may galvanize to advocate for disparity elimination and quality improvement.  (+info)

(3/99) Breast cancer epidemiology in blacks and whites: disparities in incidence, mortality, survival rates and histology.

BACKGROUND: This study presents black-white breast cancer statistics, tumor histology and receptor status, and treatment patterns for all ages and by age groups (< 40, 40-49, and > or = 50). METHODS: The study used data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program for the time period 1995-2004. Age-adjusted incidence, mortality, relative survival rates, tumor grade, histology and receptor status, and treatment patterns for invasive breast cancer were calculated for nine SEER cancer registries for 1995-2004. RESULTS: Invasive breast cancer age-adjusted incidence for black women age < 40 was significantly higher than those for white women (rate ratio = 1.16, 95% confidence interval: 1.10-1.23). Age-adjusted mortality rate for black women age < 40 was twice that for white women. Compared to white women, black women were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with regional or distant disease, have lower relative five-year survival rate and have higher likelihood of being diagnosed with tumors with poorer prognosis. Black women were less likely to receive breast cancer surgery as part of the treatment plan. CONCLUSIONS: Race/ethnic disparities in invasive breast cancer epidemiology, prognostic indicators and treatment patterns exist between black and white women. The study findings support the need for innovative research, especially on the multifaceted determinants of the differential epidemiology of breast cancer. Equally important, there is a need for evidence-guided equal delivery of quality care to eliminate breast cancer disparities among black women.  (+info)

(4/99) Methods and software for estimating health disparities: the case of children's oral health.

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(5/99) Patient-provider race-concordance: does it matter in improving minority patients' health outcomes?

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(6/99) Burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: the Indigenous health gap.

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(7/99) Ecodevelopmental contexts for preventing type 2 diabetes in Latino and other racial/ethnic minority populations.

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(8/99) New perspectives on health disparities and obesity interventions in youth.

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  • determinants of hea
  • implement educational programs to increase understanding of determinants of health disparities and enhance cultural competence in order to strengthen research and practice, and increase the number of African American and Latino students entering graduate degree programs in the health sciences schools at the University of Pittsburgh. (upmc.com)
  • Interventions
  • Potential benefits, according to the guide, may include receiving health care provided by leading physicians in the field of cancer research and having access to new drugs and interventions before they become widely available. (fcw.com)
  • Intended outcomes include increased capacity of UIHOs to implement interventions and, ultimately, improved health outcomes for urban AI/AN individuals. (hhs.gov)
  • Culturally
  • The mission of the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) achieve the highest possible physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being through the provision of culturally appropriate services and to advocate for the needs of all Indian people, especially the most vulnerable members of the AI/AN community. (hhs.gov)
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency: OMH is committed to culturally and linguistically competent systems that will ensure the needs of minority communities are integrated and addressed within health-related programs across the nation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Negro Health Week
  • In April 1915, Booker T. Washington dispatched a letter to the leading African American newspapers proposing the observance of "National Negro Health Week. (cdc.gov)
  • The year 2015 marked the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington, which led to the month-long initiative observed today. (nih.gov)
  • Focuses
  • African American Health Promotion Campaign (AAHPC): A collaboration among several Pittsburgh institutions, the AAHPC focuses on the seven national priority areas (infant mortality, immunization, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and mental health). (upmc.com)
  • 2008:40)[full citation needed] "comorbidity research tends to focus on the nosological issues of boundaries and overlap of diagnoses, while syndemic research focuses on communities experiencing co-occurring epidemics that additively increase negative health consequences. (wikipedia.org)
  • accomplishments
  • The forum, co-hosted by Tuskegee University, CDC, and Morehouse School of Medicine, will be an opportunity to explore data-related challenges and accomplishments needed to improve the health of Latinos/Hispanics. (cdc.gov)
  • National Instit
  • It is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (wikipedia.org)
  • We have demonstrated that the wise investment from local foundations has now been leveraged to secure support from the National Institutes of Health. (upmc.com)
  • Outreach
  • BWHOLE (Black Women and Health Outreach for Longer Life and Empowerment) was established at the Center for Minority Health to provide a link for connecting black women to health information, resources, support and sisterhood. (upmc.com)
  • The Asian Liver Center (ALC) was founded in 1996 to spearhead educational outreach and advocacy efforts in the areas of hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and treatment, serves as a resource for both the general public and health practitioners, and implements clinical and research programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • His application of interdisciplinary methods toward solving public health problems resonated with the work that we do at Duke Center for Community Research (DCCR). (unc.edu)
  • As director of the Collaborative Minority Institutions in Alcohol Research Development project at historically black North Carolina Central University, the students taught by E. Joyce Roland, RN, PhD, are 85% African American. (minoritynurse.com)
  • Community Research Advisory Board: In 2001, the Center for Minority Health established a Community Research Advisory Board in response to community demands for better communication between academic researchers, local health care providers and the African American community. (upmc.com)
  • Technical Assistance: The Center for Minority Health provides technical assistance to research investigators and health care agencies in several areas, including cultural competency, health communication and health literacy, and program improvement evaluation. (upmc.com)
  • The OMH Resource Center is a one stop shop for minority health literature, research, and referrals. (wikipedia.org)
  • awareness
  • Ramsay-Johnson merges minority health statistics into her third-year medical/surgical nursing courses so that students end the year with an in-depth awareness of the race-based gaps that need to be closed. (minoritynurse.com)
  • ALC participates in community events throughout the Bay Area, providing screenings and low-cost vaccinations, hosting educational booths and games, speaking to health care providers and developing workshops to spread awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • AIDS
  • In addition, the HIV Infection section details that while racial and ethnic minorities constitute about 25 percent of the total population in the United States, these groups account for almost 54 percent of all AIDS cases. (fcw.com)
  • Community
  • The toolkit provides community members with the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word about health disparities and educate others about the impact disparities have in the lives of individuals and the greater effect on society. (apta.org)
  • Public health, local health departments, health care professionals and other community partners are working together to address these issues, help eliminate barriers and improve access to care. (ky.gov)
  • We have made a transition to a new level of excellence, said principal investigator Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D, the Philip Hallen professor of community health and social justice and director of the Center for Minority Health. (upmc.com)
  • Over the past two years the Center has emerged as a leader in building community capacity to eliminate health disparities. (upmc.com)
  • Bisexual and transgender people also sought recognition as legitimate categories within the larger minority community. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hispanics
  • The Heckler report "was a landmark effort in analyzing and synthesizing the present state of knowledge [in of the major factors that contribute to the health status of Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans. (wikipedia.org)
  • public
  • Yet, every year the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Conference webcast and its associated website have been among the most informative and useful events/resources I access during the year. (unc.edu)
  • Observances, like Minority Health Month, assist us in our ongoing work by helping educate the public about the impact of disparities and focusing resources where they are needed. (ky.gov)
  • With this high population of overweight and obese Indigenous youth, it puts major implications on the public health system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), is a professional association of public health physicians. (wikipedia.org)
  • AAPHP's objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians and Health Officers, whether employed in public or private settings, or academia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Resolution and White Paper, American Association of Public Health Physicians. (wikipedia.org)
  • Response to "Public Health Physicians: An Endangered Species. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ALC holds seminars for health professionals and the public, cultural fairs, conferences, and HBV screening/vaccination events. (wikipedia.org)
  • crisis
  • The Medical Journal of Australia found that obesity in Australia more than doubled in the two decades preceding 2003, and the unprecedented rise in obesity has been compared to the same health crisis in America. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Determined to give poor minorities the same quality medical care as their wealthier, white counterparts, the Obama administration allocated another $40 million this month to yet another government program aimed at eliminating the disparities. (judicialwatch.org)
  • Patients and medical professionals can contact the Center for Minority Health at 412-624-5665 for more information. (upmc.com)
  • citation needed] The term iatrogenesis means "brought forth by a healer" and refers to adverse effects on health caused by medical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Logan was a founding partner and treasurer of the Upper Manhattan Medical Group of the Health Insurance Plan, one of the first group practices in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • consequences
  • Recent sociological studies have pointed to a variety of long-term economic, mental health, physical, and social consequences of divorce, although the full extent of such effects remains hotly debated. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2002 article in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review discusses a variety of health consequences for children of the unhappy couples that do divorce. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infant Mortality
  • For example, the Infant Mortality section details how this vital measure of a nation's health is skewed in the United States when categorized by ethnic group. (fcw.com)
  • state
  • She also worked with the NAACP's Health Committee, the New York State Fair Employment Practices Committee, the National Cancer Committee, and Planned Parenthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its initial purpose was to serve as the voice of physician directors of state and local health departments at the national level. (wikipedia.org)
  • issues
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California. (kff.org)
  • adverse
  • In the beauty and cosmetology industries, some of the products used in hair dyes and nail applications contain chemicals that have been shown to have adverse health effects for cosmetologists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Resources
  • The education section of the site includes information about hepatitis B, liver cancer, vaccination and blood tests as well as patient testimonials and resources for health care providers. (wikipedia.org)