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NIMHD Presents at the Inaugural Howard University Health Disparities Research Summit
“There are a host of health disparities that affect people in this country, and if we are not intent on finding solutions, then who will?” began Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, provost and chief academic officer of Howard University, as the inaugural Health Disparities Research Summit opened on Friday, April 7, 2017.More
Company Tests Mobile Health for Tuberculosis Treatment
The day after emocha® Mobile Health, Inc., launched in 2013, CEO Sebastian Seiguer (pronounced SAY-ger) heard about a 3-year-old tuberculosis (TB) patient being treated at a Baltimore clinic.More
Working with Communities to Improve Health Through Place-Based Interventions
Improving health is not always a matter of prescribing the right medicine. Sometimes the environment needs to change.More
Minorities and Mental Health: Moving Beyond the Stigma
Mental illness is one of the most prevalent health problems in the United States and one of the most taxing on the healthcare system. In addition, mental illness carries the highest disease burden among all diseases, with devastating effects on daily functioning.More
Improving the Health Status of African American Males
While the health status of all groups in the United States has improved over the past century, significant gaps remain between the health status of African Americans and other minority groups, and that of the general population.More
Contradicting the Myth of the Model Minority Through a Population Health Equity Approach
Asian Americans do not need an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Research suggests that doctors are less likely to follow evidence-based guidelines and meet standards of care with their Asian American patients compared with other racial groups in preventing and managing chronic conditions.More