The following announcement is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler, the blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. In collaboration with Belong, a local non-profit organization that provides resources to immigrant families, the University of South Alabama College of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is hosting a health … Continue reading USA SNMA to Host Health Fair
The following excerpt comes from the February 23, 2018, article by Mi Lovejoy on NPQ. A recent study in the journal PLOS One by Jennifer Horney and her team of researchers at Texas A&M School of Public Health examined the concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) present in organic compounds collected before and after Hurricane … Continue reading Lack of Data Places Communities at Greater Risk in Disasters
The following excerpt comes from the February 1, 2018, article by Cristina Novoa and Jamila Taylor posted by the Center for American Progress. References have been removed from the excerpt. Shortly after giving birth to her son in August 2017, 27-year-old activist and Black Lives Matter icon Erica Garner suffered her first heart attack. Garner, … Continue reading Exploring African Americans’ High Maternal and Infant Death Rates
The following excerpt comes from the report posted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Health care stakeholders have long recognized that factors outside the health care system—the social determinants of health—influence an individual’s health and well-being. Many hospitals and health systems are working to navigate the challenges of effectively linking community and clinical services … Continue reading Social determinants of health: How are hospitals and health systems investing in and addressing social needs?
The next Health Disparities Research Group meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2018, at 1:00 pm in room 222A of the Biomedical Library. The featured presenters, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher and students from the Department of Physical Therapy, will share about a service learning experience with a local program serving children with Autism and other related … Continue reading Join us for the March HDRG Meeting
The following excerpt comes from the February 1, 2018, article by Marjory Givens, David Kindig, Paula Tran Inzeo and Victoria Faust on the Health Affairs Blog. In the wake of the waves of women speaking out about sexual harassment; gerrymandering rising to the level of a US Supreme Court case; inaction on gun control in … Continue reading Power: The Most Fundamental Cause of Health Inequity?
The following excerpt comes from the February 8, 2018, article by Sara Berg on the AMA Wire. When patients are engaged with their health care decisions, it can greatly improve chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Through health coaching, a team-based approach, physicians and their teams can help patients become active participants … Continue reading To understand patient health priorities, ask: “What matters to you?”
At the February 2018 meeting of the Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) Dr. Roma Hanks --Director for Community Outreach at the Center for Healthy Communities and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work -- led a team of individuals in discussing the evolution of the Regional Health Disparities Symposia (RHDS) from a … Continue reading HDRG Recap: Little Less Talk/Lot More Action: Evolution of Community Outreach Symposia
The Scientific Advancement Plan section of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) website provides an overview of the priorities and direction being set for NIMHD in terms of research funding. In a short video, Dr. Perez-Stable and other leaders from the Institute discuss the scientific advances currently happening in health research, … Continue reading Useful Resource: NIMHD’s Scientific Advancement Plan
The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Updates from the Pipe-Line