Comparative Effectiveness Research Council Open to Public
The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research will hold its second public listening session on Wednesday, May 13, in Chicago. The council will hear public comments regarding comparative effectiveness research and the Council's activities. Individuals can have three minutes for oral presentation.
Focused on "Thriving" Mental Health
May 7 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, meant to promote youth development, resilience, recovery and the enhancement of mental health services for children and youth with mental health needs and their families.
2008 Reports Key to Health Care
HHS Secretary Sebelius pointed to the 2008 reports, National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report
, as key factors in health care reform and announced the plan to disseminate $50M from the Recovery Act to improve patient safety.
Keep Informed about the H1N1 Flu!
Visit the new health topic, H1N1 Influenza – Get Ready!
Find multimedia and multi-language resources for your clients and your organization. Keep up with the latest developments. Learn more. Bookmark this page
Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
During the month of May, the nation officially celebrates the impact of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander on the growth of the nation.
American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council (HRAC)
Visit the new website
for the American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council (HRAC), a hub for research related to the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
2009 Flu. Can I Get It from Eating Pork?
The answer is NO. Learn the facts!
Individuals: How does the 2009 flu affect you?
Watch a 2009 flu podcast
. [MP3 | 4MB]Guidance for Clinicians & Public Health Professionals
New OMH Funds Target HIV/AIDS Outcomes for Ex-Offenders
Approximately $2 million is available for 8 to 10 new, competitive, cooperative agreements under the HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for Re-entering Ex-Offenders Initiative. Deadline: May 22.
African Immigrant Health Conference Planned
This October conference, organized by the Alliance for Health in the African Diaspora, is focused on enhancing organization’s capacity in health services.
OMH Committee to Discuss Health Reform
Health care reform, access, social determinants of health, and the role of culture and health will be among the topics
discussed by the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, May 12-13 at the Doubletree Hotel in Washington, DC.
Tribal Foster Care, Adoption Grant Applications Sought by Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Approximately $1.5 million is available to tribes, Tribal organizations and Tribal consortia to develop foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship assistance programs. Deadline: June 19.
SAVE THE DATE, SAVE THE WEEK!
College to Community Health Outreach Week
College peer educators, church communities, high schools, Shelby County Government, local health departments, and the community at large is working with OMH in the First College to Community Health Outreach Week, Higher Knowledge, Higher Service
, May 17-23, 2009, in Memphis, TN. Events include a Babyland rally, a professional conference
, and a Family Health Event.
White House Announces New National HIV/AIDS Communication Campaign
The White House has launched this national HIV/AIDS campaign to raise awareness about the seriousness of HIV/AIDS in the United States. See how you can reroute yourself to good health.
Lupus Campaign Launched
The Office of Minority Health and Office on Women’s Health are joining the Ad Council to raise awareness about the issue of lupus and women. The campaign has garnered support from national lupus organizations and will be disseminated to all forms of media.
Increased Funding for Health Centers
HHS announced the plan to increase funding to community health centers by $338 Million, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in order to meet with the increased demand on services.
Employers: How Can Health Disparities Affect Your Bottom Line?
By 2050, more than 50% of your workforce will be minorities. The National Business Group on Health
is calling on all employers to understand the impact of health disparities on their companies. Read Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. A Business Case Update for Employers
HHS Launches Health Care Site
Healthreform.gov, launched by HHS, focuses on the issue of health care reform and serves as a place for Americans to share their thoughts about the Administration’s actions.
Learn about OMH Strategies to Address Hepatitis B in Minority Communities
Health education, screenings, better access to care and treatment, and more research are the key strategies to reduce chronic hepatitis B in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander communities. Read the report
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Other Spotlight Items
National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities
OMH Publishes Strategic Framework on Disparities
Health and Human Services Statistics About Minorities' Data Portal Available