|October 15, 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.
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities ***NEW***
"Studies also show higher rates of death related to breast cancer among women with a disability, even when diagnosed at the same stage as women without a disability."
In Terms of Drinking, the Rich Are Different ***NEW***
"Certain groups in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become problem drinkers, researchers find"
Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health? ***NEW***
"Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say"
"Women are more at risk for osteoporosis based on sex"
Risk-Reduction Interventions Reduce Sexual Risk Behavior And Unintended Preganancies In Teen Girls ***NEW***
"The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an SSR intervention targeting low-income, urban, sexually-active teenage girls at elevated risk for HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies."
New Study Uncovers Effects Of Social Pressure To Have Children On Different Groups Of US Women ***NEW***
"The proportion of Hispanic and African-American women was lowest among those who were voluntarily childfree, but was highest among women with biomedical fertility barriers. That pattern was the opposite for white women."
HIV Deaths Declining for Most, But Not All, Americans ***NEW***
"Study found greatest improvement in whites, better-educated groups over 14-year period"
Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials ***NEW***
"Women and ethnic/racial minorities routinely and disproportionally have been excluded from medical product research throughout history. The disparate representation of women and minorities is worrying, as a wealth of scientific evidence shows differing responses to biologics and devices between genders and among racial and ethnic groups."
Five Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk ***NEW***
"According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. This year, nearly 40,000 women in the United States will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, after lung cancer."
Negative News Stories Affect Women's Stress Levels but Not Men's ***NEW***
"Bad news articles in the media increase women's sensitivity to stressful situations, but do not have a similar effect on men"
HIV Diagnoses Among U.S. Hispanics Vary By Region: CDC ***NEW***
"Rate of diagnoses highest in Northeast, but largest percentage occurred in the South"
"Newswise -- Regular mammography screening can help narrow the breast cancer gap between black and white women, according to a retrospective study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment in August."
HealthHIV: Learning Lab SessionExpanding the HIV Care Workforce: Trends & Innovative Approaches ***NEW***
Date: October 19, 2012
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: San Diego, CA.
Heartland Training Center for Women: Webinar: Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Nurses Training Nurses. ***NEW***
Location: October 26, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm CT
Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT): Enhancing Access to Cancer Clinical Trials: What Will it Take? Policy Webinar Series Presents...
Using a Quality Improvement Framework to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Accrual: Lessons Learned
The National Cancer Clinical Trials Breakthrough Collaborative (NCCTBC) - aimed at increasing cancer clinical trials accrual, particularly among minorities and those over 65, in community oncology practices. The purpose of this Pilot was to test the feasibility of applying a proven quality improvement process to cancer clinical trial (CCT) accrual.
Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 1:00pm-2:30 pm ET
Registration is required
For more information, click here.
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.
Department of Epidemiology to host roundtable discussion and seminar ***NEW***
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center
Herman A Taylor, Jr., professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and principal investigator of the Jackson Heart Study, will present his talk on challenges faced in researching minorities and closing the gap on health disparities.
A panel discussion on minority health and the student experience will be held preceding the seminar at 11 a.m. in 228 Rosenau Hall.
Contact Shakia Simmons, email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Pursuing Health Equity: Achieving Quality Care by Dismantling Structural and Unintentional Racism in Healthcare ***NEW***
Date: November 1,2 and 3, 2012
Location: Fayetteville State University
Fall 2012 UNC ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series ***Save The Date***
Lilly Shanahan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Department of Psychology
"Sex-Differentiated Changes in C-Reactive Protein from Ages 9 to 21: The Contributions of BMI and Physical/Sexual Maturation"
Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Rosenau Hall, Room 101
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC
Health Equity Initiative: Brown Bag Talk. Multi-sectoral Perspectives on Advancing Health Equity in Urban Settings ***NEW***
Date: November 19, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: New York, NY.
Invitation for Focus Group about Cancer Survivorship ***NEW***
"The American College of Surgeons recommends Survivorship Care Plans to improve cancer care coordination and communication between cancer survivors, their primary care providers and their oncologists. Survivorship Care Plans will be required by 2015. UNC is conducting focus groups with each of these groups to inform development and use of plans."
12th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference ***NEW***
Date: June 5 - 7, 2013
Location: NC State University
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Conference Theme: "Globally Engaged, Locally Responsible: New Challenges for Social Equity"
NC Food Day Statewide Flash Mob!!!!
Date: October 24, 2012
Time: 12:05 p.m.
In order to bring awareness to the health disparities within our food system, Partners in Health and Wholeness is organizing a statewide Flash Mob on October 24 at 12:05 p.m to celebrate Food Day within churches and local communities. There is no single set location for this Flash Mob, which is celebrating Food Day, a national event which encourages consumption of healthy, sustainable, affordable, and fair foods. Local communities will decide their site.
Please consider joining the NC Food Day Flash Mob. And if you have not already signed a pledge to be healthier, please consider doing so HERE. To read more about the Flash Mob please visit www.healthandwholeness.org.
Please contact Joy Williams at Joy@NcChurches.org for more information.
To view instructional flash mob link, click here.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 2013: Request for Proposals (RFP) ***NEW***
Proposals must be received no later than October 18, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC): Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) Call for Proposals ***NEW***
"The HEZ Initiative is a four-year pilot program that provides $4 million per year to address health disparities by enabling underserved and isolated communities to draw on a range of incentives, benefits, and grant funding to expand health care access and address health disparities. HEZs are contiguous geographic areas that demonstrate measurable and documented health disparities, economic disadvantage, and poor health outcomes."
Application Deadline: Initial Letters of Interest are due to the CHRC on October 19, 5:00 p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Center for Prevention: Health Equity in Prevention #731 ***NEW***
Application Deadline: Letter of Interest due at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Retention in Care RFP 2012 ***NEW***
"AU is partnering with the M·A·C AIDS Fund (M·A·F) as a part of their Care for Life Initiative --- a multi-year, public-private sector effort to address the intractable barriers that cause one in two people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. to fall out of care. AU's part of this effort is focused on addressing retention in care (RiC) for PLWHA."
Application Deadline: Friday November 2, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Puerto Rico HIV Prevention Grants 2012 RFP ***NEW***
"AIDS United is pleased to announce funding to support HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Puerto Rico. Grants will support community-based organizations in the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs serving priority populations."
Application Deadline: December 31, 2012
Part B funding is used to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. ***NEW***
Closing Date for Applications: January 4, 2013
Consider Serving as a Millennial Scholars Mentor!
We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Carolina Millennial Scholars Program (CMSP), a retention-persistence and mentoring program for minority males at UNC-Chapel Hill. CMSP is designed to provide our promising first-year African American, American Indian, and Latino freshmen and transfer males with academic, social, and cultural support in an effort to increase the number of minority males who not only graduate but are also engaged leaders.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Center for Women's Health Research
Meharry Medical College is seeking a skilled, dynamic clinician scientist to serve as Endowed Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Women's Health Research. The Executive Director will be expected to establish, and conduct research which addresses the issues that affect women of color, including those who are underserved. The Executive Director will also, where appropriate, develop strategic linkages/collaborations with ongoing research at the institution including areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, neuroscience, and the cardio-metabolic diseases.
University of Maryland
Department of Behavioral and Community Health
Maryland School of Public Health
Assistant / Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
To view job posting, click here.
Department of Behavioral and Community Health SciencesUniversity of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
1. Modeling and Simulation of Health Behavior Faculty Position - Assistant or Associate Professor
2. Neural Approaches to Health Behavior Faculty Position - Assistant or Associate Professor
3. Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health Faculty Position - Assistant or Associate Professor
To view job postings, click here.
|Last updated October 15, 2012|