Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by Liz Entman in Research News @ Vanderbilt. Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color and LGBTQI men, who have some … Continue reading Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

Social Determinants of Health Are Important, but Who Is Responsible for Addressing Them?

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by Jaime Rosenberg on AJMC Managed Markets Network. Although the importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH), such as food insecurity and housing instability, has become apparent, how to properly address these social determinants, and who should do so in the clinical environment, is … Continue reading Social Determinants of Health Are Important, but Who Is Responsible for Addressing Them?

A Successful Model That Predicts and Prevents Violence

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by George Hobor and Laura Leviton in the Culture of Health Blog. Weekend after weekend, the wave of emergency department (ED) patients would arrive. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Jonathan Shepard would treat shattered jaws, knife wounds, and other facial injuries at the hospital in Cardiff, … Continue reading A Successful Model That Predicts and Prevents Violence

Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

The following excerpt comes from the June 25, 2018, post on the Grants.Gov Community Blog. As with many projects in life, it is best to begin your planning and writing as early as you can. When applying for federal grants, the OMB Uniform Guidance sets forth a 30 to 60 day range for federal funding opportunities … Continue reading Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

Communicating the Value of Race and Ethnicity in Research

The following excerpt comes from the June 27, 2018, article by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable from the NIH Website. Until recently, researchers assumed that what they learned about White male participants could be safely applied to anybody, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or other variables. We now know that this isn’t true. When you’re communicating … Continue reading Communicating the Value of Race and Ethnicity in Research

New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

A new article in the Journal of Christian Nursing from Dr. Sharon Fruh and colleagues highlights the outcomes from a family meal challenge that sought to empower individuals to eat healthy meals together as a family. The Family Meal Challenge (FMC) was presented through four classes in three churches, two faith-based ministries, and two community service … Continue reading New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

Acknowledging Trauma, Improving Communities

The following excerpt comes from the June 4, 2018, article by Elsa Falkenburger on Urban Wire from the Urban Institute. Those living in public housing and other low-income or marginalized communities face challenges and trauma that most of us never do—and none of us ever should. Though I’ve spent years working with communities like Benning … Continue reading Acknowledging Trauma, Improving Communities

Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

The following excerpt comes from the June 2, 2018, article by Steven Ross Johnson on Modern Healthcare.   Community Development for All People, a Columbus, Ohio-based not-for-profit organization, works on improving social and economic conditions for residents of the city's South Side. The group began in 2003, focusing on such issues as housing, workforce training, … Continue reading Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

Warning signs: New US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

The following excerpt comes from the April 10, 2018, press release on EurekaAlert!. Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted. The likelihood of early death for men and women age 20 to 55 is highest … Continue reading Warning signs: New US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states