Tag Archives: health disparities

Hispanic Heritage Month, Health Disparities, and NIDILRR Research: How are they connected?

For the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to share some information about health disparities experienced by Hispanics/Latinos with disabilities and how the NIDILRR community has worked to end those disparities. Disability affects every race and ethnic group, … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month gives everyone the opportunity to raise awareness about health and health care disparities that affect minorities and to demonstrate efforts to advance health equity. For the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the US Department of … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month

We mark National Minority Health Month during the month of April to raise awareness about the health disparities that affect all racial and ethnic minorities, including those with disabilities. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), Prevention is Power: … Continue reading

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National Public Health Week: Promoting the health of people with disabilities

April 7th through 13th, 2014 is National Public Health Week (NPHW). In 1995, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as NPHW and the American Public Health Association (APHA) has served as the leading organizer for members … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

During 2013’s National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), we have looked at various topics affecting Hispanics with disabilities including NARIC’s Spanish language services, explained how people-first language works, looked at cultural competency of rehab professionals in treating/working with Hispanics/Latinos with spinal … Continue reading

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Health Outcomes Research, Capacity Building, and Underserved Populations with Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDRR) funding priority Capacity Building for Rehabilitation Research and Training covers various project types including those dealing with disability and rehabilitation research. Today, we will look at the Center on Health Outcomes … Continue reading

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Health Disparities Research Meets Race, Ethnicity, and Disability at a National Conference

On April 25th and 26th, 2013, Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference took place in Washington, DC. Conference organizers included the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

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Intersecting at the Crossroads of Health, Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A Review of the National Health Disparities Conference

On April 25th and 26th, 2013 researchers and advocates in the field of health disparities related to disability, racial and ethnic groups came together in Washington, D.C. for the Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability … Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month 2013

The Office of Minority Health designates every April as National Minority Health Month. It is a call to action and unity for state and local offices of minority health, health departments, and all of the organizations and partners involved to … Continue reading

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CDC Grand Rounds: Where in Health is Disability? to be Rebroadcast

Originally broadcast on December 18th, the CDC’s Grand Rounds: Where in Health is Disability? Public Health Practices to Include People with Disabilities will be rebroadcast on January 30th with a live question-and-answer session to follow. The Grand Rounds include presentations … Continue reading

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