Monday, April 23, 2018

NCUIH Youth Council Launch - Apply Now!

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) invites applications from young adult ambassadors (ages 18-24) located in our urban communities and surrounding areas to participate in NCUIH’s Inaugural National Urban Indian Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council (“Youth Council”).

Youth Council members will promote awareness of substance misuse, trauma, suicide prevention, and mental health among peers on a local level. All project related activities will be created by and targeted towards American Indian and Alaska Native youth and young adults living in urban communities.

Youth and Young Adults must submit a Youth Council Application and a supporting Adult Reference.  Applicants also have the option to obtain a Peer Reference or an additional adult reference.

Please take a look at our Youth Council FAQs website for more information.

Youth Council Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bridging the Gap - 2018 Medical Interpreting Training

Are you interested in a career in healthcare that uses your bilingual and bicultural skills? Here is a great training opportunity for you!

For more than 15 years, the Utah Department of Health has trained bilingual and bicultural individuals on how to become effective medical interpreters. We use the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training, a nationally recognized training course from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

This FREE 64-hour professional training will be taught in eight daily sessions beginning Wednesday, August 28 through Friday, September 14, 2018. Please see schedule below. Classes begin daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Training Dates:

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Please follow the link below for more specific information on the program and to access the fillable application forms:

Monday, April 16, 2018

NACDD April General Member Webinar: Minority Health Month

Building the Public Health Narrative to Address Root Causes for Health Disparities

Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Register here now!

April is Minority Health Month! NACDD is committed to advancing health by raising awareness about health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities living in priority populations. This month’s webinar will focus on root causes associated with health disparities and social justice. Health begins where we live, learn, work, worship, and play.  Social justice affects the way people live, impacts their risks for illness, and their chances of premature death. Can public health influence the unequal structuring of life conditions? During this webinar, our featured speaker, Richard Hofrichter, the Senior Director of Health Equity at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will discuss how chronic disease prevention and health promotion practitioners can create opportunities for building a public narrative about the root causes of health disparities. Additionally, Michigan and Massachusetts chronic disease programs will provide examples of how they are addressing some of these root causes in their states. The webinar will conclude with a short update about the NACDD Health Equity Council’s Institutional Equity Tool Project.

Intended Audience:
Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Directors
Chronic Disease Practitioner Network
All General Members who work in state health departments

Join us for this exciting webinar on April 26, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET.

Community Awareness Night

HHS National Minority Health Month Observance Livestream April 17

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Dr. Matthew Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cordially invites you to attend the HHS National Minority Health Month Observance. Please join us on April 17th as we highlight nationwide efforts to advance health equity. 

The National Minority Health Month 2018 theme, Partnering for Health Equity, focuses attention on partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year’s event brings together HHS leadership from across the Department to highlight public and private sector collaborations that help improve the health of the nation.

Speakers include:

Leaders from the HHS Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Indian Health Service

Alex M. Azar II

Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD
Assistant Secretary for Health

Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH
Surgeon General

Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Director, HHS Office of Minority Health

Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee
Acting Director, Indian Health Service

Leaders from the HHS Offices of Minority Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD
Acting Deputy Director, AHRQ
Director, AHRQ Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Director, CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Cara V. James, PhD 
Director, CMS Office of Minority Health

CAPT Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS
Associate Commissioner for Minority Health, FDA
Director, FDA Office of Minority Health

Michelle Allender, RN, MS
Director, HRSA Office of Health Equity

Eliseo J. PĂ©rez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at NIH

Larke Nahme Huang, PhD
Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity

We invite you to arrive early and visit the Partnering for Health Equity Showcase, featuring exhibits from the seven HHS Offices of Minority Health, NIMHD and other HHS offices. Representatives will be on hand beginning at noon to showcase impactful partnerships and talk about collaborative efforts to advance health equity.

National Minority Health Month Events

  • April 171:00-3:00 pm - HHS National Minority Health Month Observance Live Stream
  • April 252:00-3:00 pm - #Partner4HealthEquity Twitter Chat 
  • April 262:00-3:00 pm - Strategies for Building and Strengthening the Community Health Worker Effort in Your Area: A Case Study from Utah Webinar
  • April 3012:00-1:00 pm - Making the Invisible, Visible: Lessons learned from a Hispanic/Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Audience Needs Assessment Webinar

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