Tag Archives: United States

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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Health Reform Hits Main Street – Video

The following was shared on [CLAStalk-list] A well done and informative new animated video produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation was recently produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation.       The English version of the animated movie features narration by Cokie Roberts, ABC … Continue reading

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Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Do you live in the Southwest Region of the US?  The newest Tox Town scene, US Southwest, provides good information on the hazards of fracking, uranium tailings, and much more. The complete … 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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Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

Asian-Americans are more likely to die in the hospital following a heart attack than whites, new research reveals, although this disparity was reduced over time in hospitals participating in a quality improvement program. In the study, doctors examined certain measures … 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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Building Partnerships to Promote Elder Well-Being

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “Everyone agrees that physical and social activity is key to quality of life for older adults.  But how can health care systems, government agencies, research groups, and community organizations work together to … 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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Tribal Preparedness for Emergencies

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “American Indian Health portal has a section on People & Traditions: Tribal Preparedness for Emergencies. See specific sections on Our Health; For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators; and Organizations & Programs. http://bit.ly/xj30n6Continue reading

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