• Posted on April 5th, 2012

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    American Indian End-of-Life Care

    Dave Baldridge recently published an article on end of life care programs for American Indians and Alaska Native elders. It can be accessed online at http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=Briefs and then clicking on the title “Moving Beyond Paradigm Paralysis: American Indian End-of-Life Care (2011)”.

  • Posted on November 10th, 2011

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    November articles & advocacy resources

    Advocacy resources, articles, reports, and studies from November’s OMO newsletter…

  • Posted on November 9th, 2011

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    SHIRE Conference on Building Community Engagement

    “Building Community Engagement in Underserved Neighborhoods: The Path to Health Empowerment”

    Join the Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (SHIRE) on November 17 – 18, 2011 for a conference on “Building Community Engagement in Underserved Neighborhoods: The Path to Health Empowerment”.

  • Posted on October 31st, 2011

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    November 2011 Events

    Dear colleagues,
    There are several events taking place this month that you should be aware of.
    - Oct 29 – Nov 2nd – APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition
Overview of Previous Debt Proposals
    - Nov 1st – National Health Equity Coalition- National Call to Action

    - Nov 1st – Health, the Economy, and American Business
    - Nov 7, 9, 15, 17th – Seizing the Opportunity: Achieving Equity in Health Reform 

    - Nov 15th – Webinar: Transforming Health Care Delivery Systems: Evolving Challenges for State Policymakers and Health Centers
    - Nov 17 – 18th – Building Community Engagement in Underserved Neighborhoods: The Path to Health Empowerment
    - Nov 30th – 2011 Disparities Forum: What Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Us to Know About Health Care Disparities

    - Jan 19 – 21st – Save the Date: Health Action 2012


  • Posted on October 13th, 2011

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    Resolution Honors California NHPI Population

    Assembly member Warren T. Furutani (D – South Los Angeles County), announced that Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 67 was chaptered by the Secretary of State. Sponsored by the community based organization Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, ACR 67 recognizes the contributions of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities to California, and also recognizes the importance of preserving NHPI communities and their traditions.

  • Posted on August 22nd, 2011

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    2010 Census NHPI Population Distribution

    1.2 million Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders were counted in the 2010 Census. Please click on the post to see a map of the NHPI population distribution. Overall, there was a 30 percent population increase from the 2000 Census.

  • Posted on August 10th, 2011

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    2011 Health Equity Summit- Oakland, CA

    On September 17th, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Black Caucus will be in Oakland to identify policy solutions to address health disparities. Please join AAPCHO, APIAHF, SHIRE, CPEHN and many of our partners at the 2011 Health Equity Summit, “The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Opportunities for Achieving Health Equity.” Register today!

  • 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 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 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 [...]

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