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Towards Health Equity Newsletter, April 9, 2013 edition is available

 

 

Towards Health Equity

From the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
April 09, 2013

 

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  In This Newsletter ...

#ActNow: April is Minority Health Month

CMS Highlights New Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

J. Nadine Gracia named one of Washington's Most Powerful Women

First Family Gets Moving with Children and Parents at White House Easter Egg Roll

New Equity of Care Video on Collection and Use of Data to Reduce Health Disparities

April 11 is National Alcohol Screening Day

Don't Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet!

Apply by April 15 for Funding to Support Fall Infant Mortality Awareness Events

April 24 at 1 pm EDT: Healthy People 2020 Webinar on Social Determinants of Health

What's New in the Knowledge Center

 

#ActNow: April is Minority Health Month

Advance Health Equity Now. Uniting our communities to bring health care coverage to all. National Minority Health Month 2013 #ActNowIt's April and National Minority Health Month is underway! This year, the Office of Minority Health and our partners are dedicating the month of April to raising awareness about the remarkable moment of opportunity to advance health equity through the Affordable Care Act. This year's theme Advance Health Equity Now: Uniting Our Communities to Bring Health Care Coverage to All is a call to action to improve the health of our communities and increase access to quality, affordable health care for everyone. Please visit our website to learn more and share these resources with your network.

  News: Keep up with the latest news features on our website.

  Social Media: Visit our site for social media content and ideas throughout April. The Twitter hashtag for National Minority Health Month is #ActNow.

  Events: Planning a Minority Health Month event? Register via our website and we'll post it in the Community Events Calendar.

  Share Your Story: Are you doing something innovative and interesting in your community to address health disparities? Share it on our Communities in Action board!

Recent News:

  Message from OMH Director J. Nadine Gracia

  Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

  Medical College of Wisconsin Highlights Health Disparities and Health Equity Resources

  New Equity of Care Video on Collection and Use of Data to Reduce Health Disparities

More Tools and Resources:

  Official National Minority Health Month poster

  Affordable Care Act federal resources quick list

  Offices of Minority Health at HHS

  Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center

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CMS Highlights New Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

CMS has engaged a new online destination for Health Insurance Marketplace resources at Marketplace.cms.gov. Resources include:

  Information about upcoming Stakeholder Consultation opportunities

  Brand Guidelines [PDF | 816KB] related to the Health Insurance Marketplace identity mark (logo) in English and Spanish

  An overview Training Presentation to help explain:
   The Marketplace and who is eligible
   The enrollment process
   Options for those with limited income

For more information, visit marketplace.cms.gov.

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J. Nadine Gracia named one of Washington's Most Powerful Women

BET named Dr. J. Nadine Gracia one of the District's most powerful women. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health was honored along with 25 other heavy-hitters in D.C. politics, culture, service and media including the First Lady. Read the story on BET.com Exit Disclaimer.

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First Family Gets Moving with Children and Parents at White House Easter Egg Roll

Cold wind and occasional spring drizzle didn't stop 35,000 children and their parents from gathering on the picturesque South Lawn for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the celebration on April 1. This year's theme "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" focused on nutrition and exercise. Read the full story. | See photos from the event Exit Disclaimer.

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New Equity of Care Video on Collection and Use of Data to Reduce Health Disparities

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, Equity of Care has released a short video Exit Disclaimer on the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language (REAL) preference data and its important role in reducing health care disparities. The video is the first in a month-long rollout that will detail the work of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council (GCHC). Learn more about the Equity of Care partnership Exit Disclaimer.

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April 11 is National Alcohol Screening Day

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Thursday, April 11, is National Alcohol Screening Day. In observance of these public health campaigns, more than a thousand community-based organizations, colleges and military installations worldwide will be offering anonymous self-assessments for alcohol use disorders at in-person events and online. Members of the public can find a local event or take a screening online at http://www.HowDoYouScore.org Exit Disclaimer.

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Don't Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet!

Minorities are significantly more likely to face a lower extremity amputation due to complications from diabetes. But amputation is preventable. The American Diabetes Association, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Amputee Coalition of America and the Office of Minority Health are teaming up during Limb Loss Awareness Month in April to educate providers, community health workers and others about foot screening and prevention of lower extremity amputations.

  Read the Diabetes Stops Here blog Exit Disclaimer

  Download educational materials on proper foot care Exit Disclaimer

  Tweet with the Office of Minority Health and American Diabetes Association throughout April

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Apply by April 15 for Funding to Support Fall Infant Mortality Awareness Events

In September 2012, Baltimore Healthy Start (BHS), with the support and partnership of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, developed and launched the inaugural Baby Buggy Walk in the Park as one of its Infant Mortality Awareness Month activities for its clients. This year, BHS is looking for Healthy Start projects with significant community support and a track record for organizing fun events to help expand the Baby Buggy Walk in the Park to new locations. Awards of $2,500 are available. Events must have must have a fun, fitness theme and include a family walk with baby buggies. All Healthy Start projects in urban, border, rural and tribal areas are invited to submit a proposal not to exceed three pages, including budget and budget narrative, to info@nationalhealthystart.org by April 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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April 24 at 1 pm EDT: Healthy People 2020 Webinar on Social Determinants of Health

Join Healthy People 2020 for a Spotlight on Health webinar on the social determinants of health. The webinar will explore the relationship between conditions in the social, physical and economic environment in which people live and related health outcomes, and will include examples of how communities are addressing the social determinants of health to reduce health disparities. Register for the webinar Exit Disclaimer.

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What's New in the Knowledge Center

The Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center supports National Minority Health Month by highlighting many information resources available to the public. The Knowledge Center focuses its collection on consumer health and many other health equity issues, and builds on this year's theme of Advance Health Equity Now: Uniting Our Communities to Bring Health Care Coverage to All. Read more about the Knowledge Center on our blog.

  Learn more about National Library Week April 14-20 Exit Disclaimer.

  View the latest Knowledge Center acquisitions list

  Search the online catalog

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