• Posted on September 9th, 2011

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    2011 Health Equity Summit

    Remember to join us at the 2011 Health Equity Summit: The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Achieving Health Equity on September 17, 2011 in Oakland, CA. The Health Equity Summit examines strategies and policies aimed at giving everyone the best opportunity to reach the highest level of health. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with a focused effort of addressing avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities.

  • 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 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 June 21st, 2010

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    NHeLP’s Analysis of the PPACA and Reconciliation laws

    From our friends at the National Health Law Program, here are the links to their analysis of the PPACA and Reconciliation health care reform laws. They concentrated their analysis on the areas of the law most related to their focus areas -Medicaid and CHIP, civil rights, reproductive health and justice, and empowering low-income beneficiaries and [...]

  • Posted on May 18th, 2010

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    Call Congress to Support World Hepatitis Awareness Month

    A message from our friends at AAPCHO: Dear Advocate, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans account for 50% of people with chronic hepatitis B in the US but only 45% – less than half know they are infected. It is time to raise awareness within our communities AND among our legislators about this epidemic. These [...]

  • Posted on March 8th, 2010

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    Census Awareness Month

    On Thursday, March 4,  the U. S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1096, which encourages individuals across the United States to participate in the 2010 Census to ensure an accurate and complete count beginning April 1, 2010, and designating March 2010 as Census Awareness Month. See below for the final amended resolution.

  • Additional Reading for February

    Below are some interesting articles and reports for reading.
    1) Who owns health inequalities?
    2) Diversity in the Health Professions- A New Report
    3) Modest and Uneven: Physician Efforts to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities
    4) Racial discrimination and health: A systematic review of scales with a focus on their psychometric properties

  • Posted on January 13th, 2010

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    Public Comments: OMH’s National Plan for Action

    The Office of Minority Health’s National Plan for Action is now open for public comments until February 12, 2010. This plan captures the status of minority health disparities in our country and proposes 20 strategies for their elimination. It provides a roadmap to make an impact in the elimination of minority health disparities, a costly [...]

  • Posted on January 10th, 2010

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    Support Increased Payment Rates for Medicaid- Due 1/12 Noon

    Signatures are due January 12th, Noon ET! OMO has signed onto a letter in support of increased payment rates for Medicaid. Medicaid payment rates are currently much lower than Medicare payment rates, and the gap continues to widen. As a result, more and more health care providers are declining participation in Medicaid. The House health [...]

  • Call for Proposals for Oct 2010 Conference

    Proposals for the 2010 National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations are due February 1, 2010. The conference will be held October 18-21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. The theme for the conference is “Improving health care for culturally diverse populations: A new place on the national health agenda.” They are currently requesting [...]

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