|August 5, 2013|
If you have news, information, events, and research findings pertaining to health disparities, we want to know about it. We also welcome you to share your research as part of our Health Disparities Seminar Series. Please send information to Brandolyn White at email@example.com or contact 919-843-2755. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
August 11 - 17 is National Health Center Week
Black-White Divide Persists in Breast Cancer ***NEW***
Breast cancer survival is, over all, three years shorter for black women compared with white women, mostly because their cancer is often more advanced when they first seek medical care, new research shows.
Racial disparities in travel time to radiotherapy facilities in the Atlanta metropolitan area ***NEW***
Low-income women with breast cancer who rely on public transportation may have difficulty in completing recommended radiation therapy due to inadequate access to radiation facilities.
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study ***NEW***
Poor children are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, but less likely to binge drink and no more likely to use marijuana, a new study reveals.
African Americans and Glaucoma ***NEW***
After cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Half of those with glaucoma don't know they have it.
Many black women prone to gene-driven breast cancer: Study
In an attempt to better understand the genetics of breast cancer, new research suggests that about 20 percent of black women with the disease have an abnormality on at least one of 18 genes previously linked to breast cancer vulnerability.
And those women with either aggressive "triple negative" breast cancer, early onset disease or a family history of breast and ovarian cancer are most likely to have such genetic abnormalities, the study authors said.
Virginia's Hampton University gets $13.5M grant for health disparity research ***NEW***
HU is the lead institution in a coalition of HBCUs -- Jackson State, Clark Atlanta, Howard, North Carolina A&T, and St. Augustine -- that will conduct research, education, training and outreach in six major topic areas where disparities in minority health outcomes are most pronounced. These are prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, melanoma in Hispanics, and violence.
Disparities in Eye Care Could Cost Some Their Sight ***NEW***
Low-income, less educated don't have same access to preventive treatments, researchers report
UNC Center for Health Equity Research
The work of the Center brings together scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines by forming collaborative multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation and translational research; this shared commitment serves as a bridge among their disciplines and levels of experience. Center members generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research thus driving innovation in collaboration with underserved communities to improve health.
UNC-CH has a new Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research!
The Certificate Offers:
Training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges, and motivation for carrying out research in equitable partnership with instead of on communities.
Exposure to participatory methods, ethical considerations, and research paradigms.
Faculty mentorship and guidance to help you develop your respective projects.
Connection to fellow graduate students, faculty, and community experts.
Forums for discussing, sharing and refining participatory ethics and methodologies.
Opportunities for students in all fields to gain experience by linking them to ongoing projects.
The Certificate is available to all graduate students across the University. It requires 10 hours of course credit over the student's career and is meant to complement the student's degree program.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program ***NEW***
September 20, 2013 (5 p.m. ET)--Deadline for receipt of applications and references
This program is designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the multiple determinants of population health. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems, and the range of solutions to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.
Working Together, Building Bridges to Reduce Health Disparities
The American Cancer Society announces Bridges Community Health Worker program. Bridges is a collaboration between Community Health Worker (CHW) programs and the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening through education and awareness. Since mid-2009, Bridges partnerships have taken place throughout Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia to reach low income, rural and minority populations.
Applications accepted 6/17/2013 to 8/23/2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2013-2015 Prevention Fellowship Program.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: August 25, 2013
The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral training opportunities in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the program is to train individuals from a multiplicity of health sciences disciplines in the field of cancer prevention and control.
NC Cervical Cancer Coalition Summit: Strengthening Systems and Programs
Date: Friday September 13, 2013
Location: Raleigh Crabtree Marriott (Raleigh, NC)
Save the Date: 2013 Merrimon Lecture & Health Justice Conference
Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A Dialogue on Theory, Method, and (Inter)Disciplinarity, Friday, October 4, 2013: 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Rosenau Auditorium
The Merrimon Lecture: Ruth R. Faden, PhD, MPH of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Saturday, October 5, 2013: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall
The Merrimon lecture will be given by Dr. Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, co-author of Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy (2006). This text develops the compelling argument that achieving justice requires establishing institutional and structural arrangements that facilitate people's well-being, a position that we believe establishes a conceptual bridge between the many different contributors to the fields of justice and health inequalities. The Merrimon Lecture will be followed by a day-long conference on Saturday, October 5, consisting of three panels of four paper presentations, responses, and discussions, in which participants will engage with pre-circulated, original research papers, offering an opportunity to delve deeper into each others' arguments and approaches.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ***NEW***
NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 19, 2013
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects that examine understudied health conditions; examine the effectiveness of interventions, services, or policies for multiple health disparity populations; and/or directly measure the impact of project activities on levels of health disparities are particularly encouraged.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ***NEW***
NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
Application Receipt Date(s): November 26, 2013
The overall goal of this initiative is to enhance our understanding of fundamental biological mechanisms involved in disease conditions that disproportionately affect health disparity populations and develop therapies or interventions that can directly or demonstrably contribute to the reduction or elimination of health disparities.
American Cancer Society's Extramural Grants Department
Pilot Studies Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Address Cancer Health Equity
Deadline: October 15, 2013
The American Cancer Society is committed to reducing disparities in cancer burdens among population groups and to achieving health equity through its programmatic, research and advocacy strategies. The purpose of this call for applications is to stimulate research on effective interventions to reduce cancer health disparities (at any stage of the cancer continuum), using community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Applicants must be located in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.
Go Red for Women Multicultural Scholarship Fund.
Deadline: November 30, 2013.
For racially and ethnically diverse women in at-risk communities, the need for passionate, strong voices in healthcare is critical.
That's because Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanics. And African American women have almost twice the risk of stroke than Caucasians. Yet, there's a shortage of diversity in female nurses and doctors.
Go Red For Women is committed to reversing those trends. That's why we invite women to apply for one of the 16 scholarships of $2,500 that will be awarded through the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund.
Community Nutrition Partnership ***NEW***
The Program Manager is responsible for the management of CNP's Veggie Van and Cooking Matters Programs. The Program Manager is responsible for leading a team of employees and volunteers to market and implement CNP's programs. The position reports to the Managing Director and President.
Health Promotion Intern ***NEW***
Community Nutrition Partnership (CNP) is seeking students or other interested individuals to act as Veggie Van Health Promotion Interns for Fall 2013. This position is ideal for someone looking for hands-on experience in a public health nutrition setting. The intern will learn skills needed to develop and deliver health promotion programs.
Community Programs Coordinator
Office of Health Equity and Disparities
Duke Cancer Institute
The Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED), at the Duke Cancer Institute is implementing a cancer-focused health disparities initiative to address gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. A Community Outreach Coordinator is needed to implement and sustain community programs that will be significant in addressing poor cancer outcomes among minority populations in Durham and Wake Counties, and surrounding areas. As part of the Office of Health Equity and Disparities, at Duke Cancer Institute, the successful candidate will possess expertise in public health, community engagement and health education methodologies, cultural competence, and implementing evidence-based programming. The ideal applicant should have a medical/public health background and speak English and Spanish fluently.
|Last updated August 07, 2013|