2016 News Mentions

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December 6, 2016: NTN24 TV’s Science, Health and Technology program

What is the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities? (En Español)

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable shares why having an Institute dedicated to researching minority health and health disparities is vital for improving the health of the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States and how his vision for NIMHD can help shape the future of healthcare for Hispanics/Latinos and other minority groups.

September 7, 2016: Washington Post

This doctor breaks down language and cultural barriers to health care

His experiences as a young immigrant proved pivotal for Pérez-Stable, who grew up to become a physician and scientist, whose research has documented the impact of language barriers and other issues on the health of Latinos. At 64, he leads the National Institutes of Health’s division for funding and guiding minority health research.

May 16, 2016: Univision – (Transcript in English)

Univision Noticias Washington DC Special Report: Clinical Trials (En Español): Part 1 and Part 2

In the United States, clinical trials have been carried out for decades. However, most participants of the trials to test medications and treatments in human beings have been White and, therefore, the reaction many medications would have on Latinos/Hispanics or other race/ethnic groups remains unknown.

May 1, 2016: Insight Into Diversity

A Chronic Condition: Diversity in Medical Studies is Key to Reducing Health Disparities

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 16.4 million uninsured Americans have gained healthcare coverage; the largest increases are in African American and Latino communities, with 6.5 million adults gaining coverage. But the extent to which these and other minority populations are benefitting from a healthcare system informed predominantly by research on people of white European backgrounds is up for debate.

Spring 2016: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Reducing Health Disparities

Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable shares why having an Institute dedicated to researching minority health and health disparities is vital for improving the health of all Americans.

Winter/Spring 2016: Diversity and Inclusion at HHS

NIMHD Expands Innovative Program to Hispanic Youth

Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program, is empowering children to make healthier food choices and get up and “play” for at least 60 minutes a day. The program, which is coordinated by the GENYOUth Foundation through collaboration between the National Football League, the National Dairy Council, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the largest of its kind, with initiatives in more than 73,000 schools.

February 23, 2016: Diálogo

The Latino Doctor who watches out for minority health in clinical research (En Español)

When it was time to lead the global efforts in minority health research in the United States, Doctor Eliseo Pérez-Stable did not hesitate. After all, he had been training for decades for that precise moment. “During my career, working with minorities and Latinos in the United States, I have seen a great deal. I have been in the field for many years,” expressed the Doctor, who was in Puerto Rico last week visiting the Medical Science Campus at the University of Puerto Rico in his capacity as Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIMHD.

January 18, 2016: Conversations on Health Care Radio - (Audio and Transcript)

Dr. Pérez-Stable's discusses challenges and insights on strategies for improving health care disparities.