|November 26, 2012|
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 Herleesha Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care
"Although African Americans are less likely to receive certain treatments, they are more likely to receive non-leg-sparing treatment (amputation) than whites."
Independent Association of Waist Circumference with Hypertension and Diabetes in African American Women
"Obesity is associated with hypertension and diabetes, which are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD); 53% of African American women are obese. Of the approximately 44% of African American women who are hypertensive, more than 87% are overweight or obese. Additionally, more than twice as many African American women (13.1%) as white women (6.1%) have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes."
BMI-Mortality Paradox and Fitness in African American and Caucasian Men With Type 2 Diabetes
"OBJECTIVE To assess the association between BMI, fitness, and mortality in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes and to explore racial differences in this association."
CDC Diabetes Report Card 2012: Opportunities for Better Diabetes Prevention and Care
in the Affordable Care Act
"The Affordable Care Act (the health care law of 2010) includes several provisions that directly address gaps in diabetes prevention, screening, care, and treatment."
Effects of Acculturation on a Culturally Adapted Diabetes Intervention for Latinas
"Objective: To inform the refinement of a culturally adapted diabetes intervention, we evaluated acculturation's association with variables at several sequential steps: baseline measures of diet and physical activity, intervention engagement, putative mediators (problem solving and social resources), and outcomes (fat consumption and physical activity)."
The Live Well, be Well Study: A Community-based, Translational Lifestyle Program to Lower Diabetes Risk Factors in Ethnic Minority and Lower-socioeconomic Status Adults
"Objectives. We evaluated a community-based, translational lifestyle program to reduce diabetes risk in lower-socioeconomic status (SES) and ethnic minority adults."
Indian Health Service Diabetes Program
"2.3 times higher • Likelihood of American Indian and Alaska Native adults to have diagnosed diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites (16.1% vs. 7.1%; 2009)."
Source: National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011 (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf)
For more information on Indian Health Services, click here.
Longer waits for breast cancer patients on Medicare
"Researchers found that between 1992 and 2005, the average waiting time between being diagnosed and having surgery rose from 21 days to 32 days. The delay was especially long for black and Hispanic women, and for those living in large cities."
Improving African Immigrant Health through Empowerment
"Washington, DC, is home to one of the largest concentrations of African immigrants in the nation. Many health care providers struggle to identify resources and understand the unique health needs of their African-born patients, and African immigrants themselves may be hindered by communication barriers. Enter an innovative pilot project - BEAT IT! (Becoming Empowered Africans through Improved Treatment of Diabetes, Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS), which is working to close those gaps and promote improvements in disease self-management."
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND AFRICAN AMERICANS
"The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that will greatly improve the health of African Americans by increasing their access to affordable health insurance coverage and high-quality care."
Advisory panel moves to make HIV testing routine
"CHICAGO (Reuters) - An influential U.S. panel has called for routine HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, a change that could help reduce some of the stigma about getting tested for the sexually transmitted infection that causes AIDS."
HIV infections fall, U.N. says ending AIDS "feasible"
"LONDON (Reuters) - An end to the worldwide AIDS epidemic is in sight, the United Nations says, mainly due to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the disease."
Overview of REDCap and CDART Clinical Data Management Systems
Date: Tuesday November 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 14 Manning Hall (NO registration required for in-class attendance)
Online IRB Submission Training
The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) will offer a session on online IRB submission for researchers conducting studies involving human subjects; the training, geared toward first-time users, will guide researchers and department approvers through online IRB submission. It is open to the entire campus. Registration is not required.
Date: November 28
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Location: Room 321, MacNider Hall (School of Medicine)
HIV/AIDS Online Training Modules from the Indian Health Service
"Today, there have been more than 3,000 estimated HIV infections among American Indians and Alaska Natives"
AHRQ Effective Health Care Program: A free Spanish-language DVD,videonovela, dramatizing the importance of medication adherence for diabetes management is now available to clinicians for patient education and outreach programs.
The Chickasaw Nation: In honor of Diabetes Awareness month Chickasaw.tv is hosting a video series covering a range of diabetes related issues.
This series speaks directly to the Native American population and type 2 diabetes.
To view videos, click here.
Webcast: Providing Culturally Competent Care to Latino Patients
In an effort to deliver quality care, it is imperative that the healthcare provider maintain cultural competence in practice. This program will address characteristics, roles and beliefs of the Latino/Hispanic culture that may impact communication with providers and the outcomes of care received.
May be viewed online until 6/30/2013 1:30 PM
For more information, click here
Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel
Date: December 5 &12,
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219
Health Equity Initiative: Professional Development Web-based Workshops
Tools for Health Equity Audit (HEA): The Experience of Lambeth, London
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Assessing Organizational Capacity via Health Equity-Related Assessment: an Introductory Workshop
Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 12pm - 2pm
For more information on both events, click here.
NIH/National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, Building a Healthier Society: Integrating Science, Policy, and Practice.
Date: December 17-19, 2012
Location: National Harbor, MD.
2012 Adolescent Health Summit
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: McKimmon Conference Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Statewide Forum on Barriers to Health Services Access for North Carolina's Latino Immigrant Communities: New Research Findings and Brainstorming Next Steps
Date: Wednesday, November 28
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education in Raleigh, NC
The Imperative to Prevent Diabetes
Presented by Dr. Robert Ratner (American Diabetes Association)
Time: December 6, 2012
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: MacNider Hall, Room 321
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS): Webcast. Addressing Health Disparities for Minority Populations in Jails.
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time: 8:30 am EST
To attend, email Julia Keyser at email@example.com
To view webcast, click here.
2012Annual WAD Event: World AIDS Day Celebration
Why? Because We Are All The Face Of HIV/AIDS
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street
World AIDS Day: What's New in 2012
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Area L AHEC
1631 South Wesleyan Boulevard
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27803
To view flyer, click here.
4th Annual Caregiver Education Conference
The North Carolina A & T State University African Americans & Alzheimer's Disease (AAAD) Research Study and the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Caregiver Education Conference
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Location: Alumni-Foundation Event Center at North Carolina A&T State University.
To view brochure, click here.
To view save the date, click here.
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54]
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for Health Disparities Research comprising regional coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority research areas in minority health and health disparities.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2013
Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and wellbeing (R24)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued on behalf of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), will provide grants for infrastructure support to develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches and methods for basic behavioral and/or social research on the relationships among cultural practices/beliefs, health, and wellbeing.
Application Deadline: December 17, 2012
FY13 - FY14 Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Funded Countries
DHAPP's goal is to maximize program impact by focusing on the drivers of the epidemic specific to the military, and to support the development of interventions and programs that address these issues.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement
The purpose of this program is (1) to provide a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program, and (2) to provide resources for the state Flex grantees that will assist them as they support quality improvement, financial and operational improvement, and health systems development in rural America.
Application Deadline: January 14, 2013
AHRQ Conference Grant Program (R13)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announces its interest in supporting conferences through the AHRQ Conference Grant Program. AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Komen for the Cure Grant Program
Provide education on the importance of breast self-awareness and screening tests to all individuals throughout the Hawaiian Islands by focusing on the underserved racial/ethnic minorities. Remove cultural and linguistic barriers to regular mammography. Provide language and literacy sensitive education and resources to low-income, uninsured and underserved women.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2012
To view online flyer, click here.
Harnett County: Community Mentor
Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project partners with communities to improve access to healthy, affordable foods and places to be active. We would like to hire a Community Mentors to help connect our project with local communities. We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about working with their communities.
To view job posting details, click here.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Rosenbaum, Community Outreach Coordinator at (919) 513-2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennedy Krieger Institute: Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2013
James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations defined by the federal government (http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2013.
Application Cycle for the Disparities Leadership Program Now Open!
Disparities Leadership Program sponsored by the DSC
Application due February 8, 2013
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program (Summer 2013)
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is a summer program that brings talented young adults to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices to learn first-hand about health policy and the legislative process, and to learn about issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI): Public Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline for the 2013-2014 Public Policy Fellowship: Friday, February 15, 2013
Session: Summer 2013
Application Deadline: February 21, 2013
Program Dates: May 26 - July 26, 2013
|Last updated November 26, 2012|