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  • Posted on February 18th, 2011

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    NQF: Call for Nominations

    The National Quality Forum is looking for nominations for a Steering Committee for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards. Nominations are due by Friday, March, 18, at 6:00 pm ET and must be submitted online through the NQF website.

  • Posted on February 12th, 2011

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    Changes to how multi-racial Americans are counted

    As part of a series on mixed-race Americans, the New York Times looks at changes to how racial and ethnicity data is collected for these individuals and how changes in measurement can make assessing racial & ethnic disparities in health, education, housing, etc. more difficult.

  • Posted on October 21st, 2010

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    Regional meetings on CLAS

    Call for Comments on existing National Standards for the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. The public comment period begins September 20, 2010 and concludes December 31, 2010. During this time three regional meetings will be held throughout the country. Baltimore (10/22/10), San Francisco (11/4/2010), Chicago (11/15/2010).

  • Posted on October 7th, 2010

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    End-of-life issues for ethnic elders

    New America Media (NAM) has a great two part series on end-of-life issues for ethnic elders. Reporter Julie Pham focuses on the Vietnamese, Somali, and Latino populations in Seattle. Part one focuses on how most ethnic elders knew little about or were reluctant to vote on the physician assisted suicide law in Washington. In part [...]

  • Posted on September 18th, 2010

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    Mortality patterns among Native Hawaiians

    A University of Michigan study, led by Sela Panapasa, has found that Native Hawaiians have higher risks of death than white Americans. This is the “first known study to assess mortality patterns among Native Hawaiians at the national level, including those living outside the state of Hawaii.”

  • Posted on September 13th, 2010

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    Reminder: Multilanguage CMS Resources

    Just a friendly reminder that publications from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are available in many languages, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish. The translated resources can be found here: http://www.medicare.gov/publications/multilanguage.asp

  • Posted on August 23rd, 2010

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    OMO congratulates Ruth Perot

    OMO congratulates Ruth Perot on her appointment to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on CMS systems modernization. The project is titled “Future Information Architectures, Processes, and Strategies for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services”.

  • Posted on August 20th, 2010

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    FOA: Innovative Research on Health Disparities

    The overarching goal of this FOA is to solicit innovative research addressing elements of health disparities. Research focused on disease and/or conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations is a growing field and has been employed lately in understanding the dynamics contributing to health disparities. Funding for this FOA will support investigators who propose to conduct health disparities research using its principles to improve health. The research should take into account the characteristics of health systems and health seeking behaviors that propagate disparities. The focus of the targeted research is diverse and may include racial/ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations (such as, rural and low-income populations).

  • Posted on August 17th, 2010

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    Health Equity Leadership Commission

    Out of Many, One salutes our colleagues who are part of the new Health Equity Leadership Commission, led by Congresswoman Christensen. Mr. Daniel Dawes, Premiere Inc. Ms. Millicent Gorham, National Black Nurses Association Dr. Brian Smedley, the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center Ms. Fredette West, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition Ms. Mara [...]

  • Posted on July 20th, 2010

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    NHMA’s Congressional Briefing

    Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanic Communities Event Details Thursday, July 22nd 4 – 6 pm (Includes briefing and reception) Hors d’oeuvre and drinks will be served. Rayburn House Building Room 2168 The National Hispanic Medical Association- NHMA- is hosting a Congressional briefing about Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanic Communities. The goal of the [...]

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