April 12, 2022: NIH's UNITE initiative aims to end structural racism in biomedical research. Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, NIMHD Deputy Director, and Dr. Marie A. Bernard, NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity & UNITE Co-chair, provide their perspectives on progress.
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March 23, 2022: The incidence of hostile acts and discrimination against people of color have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study found that people belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States report experiencing higher levels of COVID-19-related discrimination than White Americans.
March 14, 2022: A survey that researchers conducted for a new study has revealed that many members of minoritized groups are experiencing widespread COVID-19-related discrimination. The study comes from researchers at the NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Feb. 28, 2022: Wide socioeconomic and racial disparities remain in new mothers’ access to mental health care, and both specialty mental health and primary care providers can help remedy the problem, says a leading health scientist with the federal government.
Feb. 25, 2022: People in the United States who belong to racial and ethnic minority groups reported experiencing Covid-related discrimination far more often than white people during the pandemic, and far more often than had been estimated, according to a new study that is one of the largest to date on the issue. The study, from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities…
Nov. 14, 2021: As with most things impacting Black males, African-American men receive more than their fair share of the bad and a small portion of the positive…an initiative called Brother, You’re on My Mind shows the consequence of this unfair arrangement. The initiative, a partnership between the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity...
Nov. 1, 2021: Healio Primary Care spoke with Drs. Anna Nápoles, NIMHD, and Meredith Shiels, NCI, to learn more about disparities in excess deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct. 19, 2021: When the COVID-19 vaccines arrived, business owners and public-health officials alike finally had a tool that promised a return to some sense of normalcy. But that would take a public willing to get vaccinated.
Wayne State Wins $18 Million from National Institutes of Health to Intercept Chronic Disease in Black Communities
Oct. 6, 2021: NIMHD has awarded Wayne State University a five-year grant to establish a Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment, and Management. The center will use community-based interventions deployed from three research institutions to fight hypertension, heart failure and coronary heart disease in the Black population.
Sept. 30, 2021: More than half of police killings in the U.S. are not reported in official government data, and Black Americans are most likely to experience fatal police violence, according to a new study.
Sept. 1, 2021: Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a medical outreach program to get COVID-19 vaccines to Latinx and African American communities in San Diego County. The program, called Project 2VIDA! (SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Intervention Delivery for Adults in Southern California), is funded by a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Aug. 10, 2021: The calories that children and adolescents consumed from ultraprocessed foods jumped from 61% to 67% of total caloric intake from 1999 to 2018, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
July 3, 2021: A UCLA research team has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study how to increase COVID-19 testing access for a safe return to school, particularly for underserved populations.
June 16, 2021: A University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher was recently awarded an R01 grant for more than $3 million by the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities — one of five awards made by the NIMHD to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake and implementation among populations who experience health disparities.
June 10, 2021: Dr. Nathaniel Stinson, Jr., NIMHD, addresses vaccine hesitancy among athletes and younger people.
April 14, 2021: "Establishing frequent Covid-19 testing protocols for schools in vulnerable and underserved communities is essential to the safe-return-to-school effort, and these projects will inform decision makers on the best strategies to accomplish this," Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and co-chair of the RADx-UP program, said in the announcement on Thursday.
March 17, 2021: “Over 50% of all cases and almost half of all deaths are in persons of African American, Latino or Hispanic background, American Indian and Pacific Islanders,” said NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable.
Feb. 22, 2021: Enduring a lifetime of discrimination may increase the risk of high blood pressure in Black people but not in Hispanic, Chinese or white people, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked lifelong discrimination to the development of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in Black people. This new study, however, is among the first to look at multiple types of discrimination in a large multi-ethnic group over a period of time.
Jan. 22, 2021: The end of 2020 brought U.S. approvals for Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, but convincing African Americans to take them remains challenging due to historical treatment of Blacks in medical research and experimentation. NIMHD Deputy Director Dr. Monica Webb Hooper addresses the concerns on the Good Mental Health show.
Jan. 22, 2021: “It’s very easy to spread the virus in those conditions,” said Flavio Marsiglia, director of the Global Center for Applied Health Research at Arizona State University. The university was awarded a RADx-UP grant to rapidly implement testing strategies focused on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
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