|October 7, 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.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Post-menopausal women can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer through physical activity as simple as a daily walk, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. More intense exercise may have an even more profound impact.
Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Often Skip Care Due to Costs: Longer Travel Distances Can Add to Out-of-Pocket Expenses ***NEW***
Older cancer survivors in rural areas are more likely than those in urban areas to forgo medical and dental care because they can't afford it, a new study finds.
Drug Subsidy Failed to Close Racial Gap in Statin Use
Among older Americans with heart disease or diabetes, blacks are still less likely to be on cholesterol medication than whites, despite federal prescription drug subsidies that lowered costs, according to a new study.
Older blacks are also less likely than whites to have their cholesterol under control, researchers found.
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows
"The review showed there are strong and consistent relationships between racial discrimination and a range of detrimental health outcomes such as low self-esteem, reduced resilience, increased behavior problems and lower levels of well-being," lead researcher Naomi Priest, of the University of Melbourne in Australia, said in a university news release.
Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S.
Low-income Americans' access to health care and the quality of care they receive vary widely based on where they live, according to a new report.
Compared to wealthier people, low-income Americans lose more teeth, have more asthma flare-ups and miss out on vaccinations and cancer screenings. They also are less likely to have health insurance, finds the report, which was released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund, a health policy think tank.
N.C. Declines to Implement Healthcare Law ***NEW***
North Carolina and 26 other states decided not to provide their residents with a health care exchange, also called the Health Insurance Marketplace. The marketplace is an online store where people will be able to buy health insurance for themselves and their families. If they qualify, they will get federal money to help pay for it.
U.S. Health Disparities a Growing Concern ***NEW***
"Where you live, work and play has more to do with your health than your access to health care," said Bohan, pointing out a critical impact that a person's social rank and sense of control over their lives in determining health factors.
There's a "stress affect" on our health that contributes to a higher "allostatic load," which measures "the wear and tear on the body." This load continues to grow over time when an individual is exposed to repeated or chronic stress, according Bohan.
RowanSOM Researcher Receives $1.8M Grant to Find Role of Diet in Preterm Delivery in Minority Women ***NEW***
A researcher at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) has received a $1.8 million federal grant to determine the role diet plays in the higher incidence of preterm delivery among African American and Hispanic women. "The incidence of preterm delivery is 60 percent higher in African American women, and 40 percent higher among Hispanic women."
Health Disparities Emerge on Modern Civil Rights Front
The effort to reduce critical health disparities between African-Americans and white Americans is expanding nationally, and - on this, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - is increasingly seen as some of the unfinished business of the fight for racial equality.
How Opposition to Obamacare Could Create New Health Disparities
For example, Florida, with almost 4 million uninsured people, has banned federally hired workers from setting up shop in state health centers to help people understand their new choices. That means it's going to be a lot harder for uninsured Floridians to sign up for the exchanges.
Profiles in Excellence Webinar: Quality Improvement Lessons from the 2013 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality PrizeŽ Recipients ***NEW***
Each year, the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality PrizeŽ honors hospitals and health systems that have systematically committed to achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims--safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity. You are invited to join us for a pair of webinars this fall to learn more about the innovative strategies and initiatives of our 2013 Quest for Quality Prize recipients.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm ET (1:00-2:00 pm CT)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm ET (12:00-1:00 pm CT)
World AIDS Day 2013: Clinical and Legal Update ***NEW***
This event will provide a clinical update and discussion on disclosure laws pertaining to HIV/AIDS.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. ‐ 12:15 p.m.
Location: Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center
Venture Tower Drive, Greenville, NC
Moving the Needle in Breast Cancer Disparities: What's Next?
Wednesday, October 30
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., EDT
Join in the fight to "Move the Needle in Breast Cancer Disparities." Please join The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) and Duke Cancer Institute for a free, informative webinar introducing innovative methods and educational resources to reduce breast cancer.
For more information and to register, click here.
Hearing All Voices: Race, Ethnicity, Language and the Patient Experience
Date: October 22, 2013
Time: 3:00-4:00 ET
Focusing on strategies to improve quality, address disparities and achieve equity will be essential in a time of rapid health care system change. This webinar, in collaboration with the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss how measuring patient-reported outcomes is an essential component of quality assessment, yet patient experience surveys often under-represent racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities.
Achieving High Quality Cancer Care: Expanding Our Definition of Vulnerable Populations ***NEW***
Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and Health, Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 00-002 Joseph S. Pagano Conference Room
"Fat or Fabulous: Gender and Race Effects on Sexual Risk Taking among Obese and Non-Obese Adolescents." ***NEW***
Aletha Y. Akers, M.D. M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Assistant Investigator, Magee Women's Research Institute
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Location: Bondurant Hall, Room G074
EBC-ATOM, Inc. "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" ***NEW***
Theme:--"Foot Soldiers for the fight"
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
702 W. Raleigh Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
2013 Many Faces of Community Health Conference All About Access: Health Reform and the Safety Net
Date: October 24 - 25, 2013
Location: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Fall 2013 UNC ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series ***Save The Date***
"Recruitment, Retention, Surgical and Medication Adherence Studies with African Americans:
Marvella Ford, PhD
Professor, College of Medicine
Associate Director of Cancer Disparities
Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Bondurant Hall, G-100UNC School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal Cancer SPORE RFA ***NEW***
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Investigators at Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are planning to submit a joint Gastrointestinal Cancer SPORE application for a September 2014 submission date, with Joel Tepper and Christopher Willett as co-PIs. In addition to Drs. Tepper and Willett, Drs. Gerard Blobe, Christopher Counter, and Jen Jen Yeh will serve on the GI SPORE Cancer Executive Committee.
If there are questions, please email Joel Tepper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kimmel Foundation Scholar Award ***NEW***
Application Deadline: December 4, 2013
The Kimmel Foundation is seeking accomplished young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research. Up to 10 recipients will receive $100,000 per year for two years. Qualified applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree and must perform research in an American not-for-profit institution during the period of Kimmel Foundation support. Applications are limited to those who achieved the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2010. However, physicians who have both clinical and research responsibility are eligible if appointed on or after July, 2009. These awards are designed for researchers who do not yet have their own R01 funding.
Special Call: UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Pilot Awards Program
Proposals are due on October 22, 2013.
The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and NC TraCS have announced a pilot awards program to facilitate the success of investigators in the field of health disparities and translational research.
Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F): Notah Begay III Promising Program Grants
Deadline is October 28, 2013
The grant opportunity comes under NB3F's "Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" national program that addresses childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities. The grants will be to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth-focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.
Postdoctoral Research Positions for the 2014 Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity funding cycle.
The application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2013.
This program was created in order to serve two very important functions at Carolina. The first function is to attract postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups to Carolina to prepare them for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. The second function is to serve as a means for increasing faculty diversity within the University community.
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Research Associate will provide general support for the Supervisor's research, which is primarily focused on measuring the impact of cancer and its treatments on patients' lives. This includes an evaluation of their quality of care, health outcomes, quality of life, functioning, symptom profile, and satisfaction with medical care.
America's Essential Hospitals: Residency Program. Innovators-in-Residence Program.
Deadline - Rolling basis
This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with AcademyHealth staff and other leaders in health services research (HSR) to further the use of evidence-based research for the benefit of traditionally underserved populations.
|Last updated October 07, 2013|