FDA: No Known Threat of Contamination in Infant Formula
In response to reports of contaminated milk-based infant formula manufactured in China, the FDA advises the public that there is no known threat of contamination in formula manufactured by companies allowed to sell infant formula in the U.S.
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2008: September 15-October 15
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America: During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the many Americans of Hispanic descent who have made outstanding contributions to our Nation.
National Association of Medical Minority Educators 33rd Annual Conference: September 17-21
The NAMME National Conference is designed to provide professional development, opportunities to network with colleagues in the field, and a platform to develop new program initiatives.
Stem Cell Challenges
Researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine reported finding limitation with embryonic stem cell therapies, noting that although the stem cells developed into different varieties of tissues, they died about seven to 10 days once injected, were rejected by mice's immune systems and have not been allowed in human trials because they have developed into cancerous cells.
NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities
Join NIH and many of its partners engaged on minority health to discuss the scientific and research efforts towards the elimination of health disparities at the Summit
on December 16-18, 2008, in Maryland. Register now!
National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities
The nation's first online clearinghouse and information exchange portal designed to facilitate communication, networking and collaboration to improve preparedness, build resilience and eliminate disparities for racially and ethnically diverse communities in public health emergencies.
White House Conferences on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The White House is hosting a new series of regional conferences in partnership with states across the country. These events are designed to connect effective social service organizations with resources that can strengthen and expand the services they offer to the people they serve.
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HHS Awards $1.2 Million to Address Meth Abuse in Native American Communities
Health and Human Services Statistics About Minorities' Data Portal Available