Coming Soon! NIMHD Twitter Chat on Understanding Social and Environmental Determinants of Health to Bridge Health Equity
Workshop Examines the Use of Race and Ethnicity in Genomics and Biomedical Research
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted a two-day workshop in October at the NIH Neuroscience Center Building in Rockville, Maryland.More
Study Finds Site of Delivery Contributes to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-related Severe Maternal Morbidity
A recent study examining the impact of hospital quality on racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related morbidity in New York City found that differences in the hospitals where Black and White women deliver contribute to the disparity in severe maternal morbidity rates.More
The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research Walks Beside, Not In Front of, Diverse Hawaiian Communities to Control Diabetes
Native Hawaiians are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Whites living in Hawaii and four times more likely to die of stroke. These are the kinds of health problems being addressed by the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and its network of community partners.More
For the First Time, Healthy People Initiative Focuses on Social Determinants of Health
By Nancy Breen, Ph.D.
The Healthy People initiative is a federal program that provides “science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.” For the past 40 years, Healthy People has monitored the health of Americans and set benchmarks for how we can all be healthier.More
Introducing the Language Access Portal
By Kelli Carrington, M.A.
Many of us know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed during a doctor’s visit by information about health conditions, medicines, and behavior recommendations.More
Addressing Mental Health in African Americans Through FAITH
By Dr. Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D.
Rural African Americans are disproportionately exposed to numerous stressors, such as poverty, racism, and discrimination, that place them at risk for experiencing elevated levels of depressive symptoms.More