• Posted on December 16th, 2011

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    Resources for Explaining the Health Reform Law

    Some new resources from Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform provide a great tool for teaching your friends and family about the new benefits and changes under Affordable Care Act. Please share these resources widely! Illustrating Health Reform: How Health Insurance Coverage Will Work A new interactive feature from the Kaiser Family [...]

  • 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 2nd, 2011

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    More Info on the Budget Deal

    The official press release from the White House, “Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Debt Deal: A Win for the Economy and Budget Discipline”. A section by section analysis from the House Rules Committee can be also downloaded. Families USA has been tracking the entire budget debate since May. If you’re interested in learning more about previously proposed [...]

  • 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 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 February 21st, 2010

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    RWJF presents County Health Rankings

    How Healthy Is Your County? On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, The County Health Rankings report was released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This report is the first set of reports to rank the overall health of ever county in all 50 states. Each county is ranked [...]

  • Posted on February 7th, 2010

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    H1N1 Flu and You

    2009 H1N1 Flu and You Brochure Click below for an important brochure from the Centers for Disease Control about the H1N1 flu

  • Posted on December 30th, 2009

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    Analysis of Disparities Provisions in Senate & House Bills

    A new issue brief from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, “Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Reform: Achieving Equity in Our Lifetime”, provides an analysis of the disparities provisions in the two bills passed by the Senate and House. Below is the introduction. You can download the entire report here: http://www.jointcenter.org/hpi/sites/all/files/raceethnicityandhealthcarereform.pdf Health care [...]

  • Posted on October 15th, 2009

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    Executive Order: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

    INCREASING PARTICIPATION OF ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The more than 16 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across our country havehelped [...]

  • Racial Disparities in HIV Infection

    From the November 2009 issue of the  American Journal of Preventative Medicine: HIV prevalence among African Americans is ten times greater than the prevalence among whites. This racial disparity in HIV prevalence has persisted in the face of both governmental and private actions, involving many billions of dollars, to combat HIV. In the November 2009 [...]

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