The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has compiled a searchable database of examples of best practices for chronic disease prevention from states across the country. See what others around the nation are doing, what types of prevention strategies are working, and how they have been able to impact their target communities.
The CDC has made available a number of updated success stories that highlight the progress made through the REACH program, aimed at improving the health and wellness of racial and ethnic groups across the United States. In communities across the country, REACH is making a difference by improving access to nutritious foods, enhancing places for physical activity, and preventing tobacco use among those most impacted by chronic disease.
The Nation’s Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA), is running a special series looking at social determinants of health and how they are changing the landscape of public health.
Learn more about how the shift toward social determinants is transforming public health work and view their infographic that introduces social determinants and their connection to health.
Study published in BMJ Open that explores the impact of graphic cigarette labels with physical harm images on members of American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The researchers found after viewing graphic warning labels participants rated their likelihood of talking about smoking risks to friends, parents and siblings compared to talking to teachers and doctors.
This issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides good background on social determinants of health – what they are and how they impact our health.
The articles within the special supplement examine factors behind the disparities in tobacco initiation, current use, and cessation between African Americans and whites. The articles address both youth and adult use; and address use of conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as marijuana. They examine how patterns of tobacco use among African Americans compare with other population subgroups and the US population as whole; the implications of those patterns for African Americans in terms of health effects and disease outcomes; whether different kinds of interventions are warranted, and if so, what types.
This report is a joint publication of a consortium of organizations working to coordinate efforts around the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health.
The report provides information and resources on specific groups that are disproportionally impacted from the tobacco epidemic (e.g. low SES, minorities, LGBT and those suffering from mental illness).
The Office of Minority Health addresses disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services and barriers to health care for racial and ethnic minorities. Their website includes resources on the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations including those related to policy, data collection, capacity building, cultural competency and funding for minority populations.
The Oklahoma City Area IHS serves the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and parts of Texas. The area consists of eight different Service Units, and Oklahoma alone is home to over 39 Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations.