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February can be the time to celebrate past deeds and focus on the opportunities for future achievements for your health.
According to the CDC, tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.
February is National American Heart Month, a perfect time to take steps to reduce risks of heart disease and set the stage for better health.
Spotlights from OMH
Secretary Sebelius's Statement on American Heart Month
"February 1st marked the beginning of American Heart Month, a time to think about what you can do to take care of your heart".
Presidential Proclamation: February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women, claiming well over half a million lives annually. While no one is immune to heart disease, everyone can take steps to reduce their risk.
The HHS and CMS Offices of Minority Health Unite to Combat Stroke, Heart Disease
African Americans in Alabama get help to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke The Morehouse School of Medicine and HHS awarded $900,000 to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. to target three counties where African Americans face significantly high rates of cardiovascular disease.
SBA Blog: Top Three Things Small Businesses Should Know About Affordable Care Act
Depending on whether you're a small employer or a larger employer, different provisions of the Affordable Care Act may apply to you as described in this blog post.
Q&A with Jonca Bull: FDA Fights Health Disparities
Dr. Jonca Bull, the first permanent director of FDA's Office of Minority Health, sat down to talk about efforts to reduce health disparities and priorities for the days ahead.
J. Nadine Gracia Appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health Director
"Dr. Gracia's appointment to lead the HHS Office of Minority Health reinforces the department's commitment to eliminate health disparities and to create a health care system that is accessible and affordable to all," said Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health.
'Why Place and Race Matter' Now in Spanish
This PolicyLink report focuses on issues of race, ethnicity and environment and how they impact the building of healthy communities.
Unique Partnership Cultivates Next Gen Health Advocates
Project SHARE is a partnership between the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library and Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore, helping high school students advocate for better health at the personal, family and community levels.
Free CME Opportunity: Help Avoid Early Induction
To alert health care providers to the impact and effects of late preterm birth and non-medically indicated inductions prior to 39 weeks in the womb, the NICHD National Child and Maternal Health Education program developed this CME program in partnership with Medscape. Learn more.
CDC Releases New Estimates on HIV Incidence
New infection rates are down among black women, but overall black and Latino men and women continue to bear the burden of high infection rates. Visit the CDC's website to download the report, which provides estimates for the years 2007-2010.
Download HHS' Mobile Apps
Find a list of mobile applications from Health and Human Services in this one resource, designed to help citizens better access credible health information on the go.
Dr. Gracia's Op-Ed Highlights Advances in Hispanic Health
With major legislation created to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and the work of the Promotores de Salud Initiative, the stage is being set to make sure Latinos receive the care they need.
Microloans for Health IT Available for the DELTA Region of U.S.
The Delta Regional Authority has interest-free microloans available to help small health care provider offices throughout the Delta region install and adopt EHR systems.
Affordable Care Act: Health Care Where You Live
See what implementation means for your state. From grants to new services and programs, find out how the Affordable Care Act is helping you where you live.
HealthyPeople.gov Highlights Leading Health Indicators
A set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them.
Heckler Report: Now Available Online
The Heckler Report defined the issue of health disparities in the United States when it was published in 1985.
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