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Flu Season In Full Swing

Posted on the BHIC Blog. We are in the middle of flu season and it important to be aware that several groups are at at higher risk for influenza complications.  People at elevated risk are: American Indians and Alaska Natives … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to PBS – “Designing Healthy Communities”

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Coming soon to public television: A new 4-hour series,” Designing Healthy Communities”, in which host/narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices … Continue reading

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Two New Health Literacy Papers

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. Please check the Health Affairs’ web site for a new paper on health literacy and health policy by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh and other HHS colleagues. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2012/01/18/hlthaff.2011.1169 (You should … Continue reading

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NIH Study Shows HIV-exposed Children at High Risk of Language Delay

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. HIV exposed children could benefit from early diagnosis, classroom intervention Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes … Continue reading

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Can Electronic Health Records Lower Health Disparities?

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. A newly-released study indicates that switching to electronic health records might help close health gaps between black and white Americans. The  study is based on a survey of doctors across the U.S. It includes … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Be Ready

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Start the New Year right by getting prepared. Check out the daily preparedness tips from the CDC Public Health Matters blog during the month of January: http://ow.ly/8gj [CDC Office of Public Health … Continue reading

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Texting Program to Help Teens Quit Smoking

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Teens love their cell phones. In an effort to help young smokers kick the habit, the National Cancer Institute is creating a new program called Smokefree T-X-T (http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt/) . It’s a free … Continue reading

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Think Cultural Health

Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and … Continue reading

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Care for Cultural Competency? Check Out the Office of Minority Health’s New Web Site

If you think cultural health, have we got a site for you!  Check out the Office of Minority Health’s enhanced cultural competency web portal, a one-stop shop for all cultural competency resources and training opportunities.  The web portal is called … Continue reading

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Search the Office of Minority Health’s Library Catalog Online

The Office of Minority Health has launched a new online catalog search tool.  Now you can find books, reports, journals, media, articles, and organizations related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations.  Start searching here:  http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/opac.aspx Or, … Continue reading

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