New on the Blog: For the First Time, Healthy People Initiative Focuses on Social Determinants of Health
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
NIMHD Researchers Gain New Insights into Smoking Beliefs of Minority Youth
The researchers' findings could aid in designing tailored interventions to reduce disparities in tobacco susceptibility among youth of some races and ethnicities.More
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
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