OMH Announces New 2017 Funding Opportunity

OMH has released a new competitive funding opportunity announcement (FOA): Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative.

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Minority Health Grant Opportunity Health Equity

Deadline for the Submission of Presentation Abstracts has been extended to May 12 for the IPHA 76th Annual Meeting

There is still time to submit an abstract to serve as a presenter at the IPHA 76th Annual Meeting for a Pre-Conference Training, Concurrent Session or Skills-Building Workshop

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Call for Abstracts IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Public Health, Stronger Together Behavioral Health Health Equity

IDPH releases Health Disparities Report

View IDPH's first Health Disparities Report, a collaboration between the Center for Minority Health Services and the Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics

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Health Equity Health Disparities IDPH

IPHA works with UIS students to practice Hepatitis B peer education program

UIS students to practice peer education program at JBS, a meat processing center in Beardstown, raising awareness about Hepatitis B care and prevention.

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Health Equity Student Academia Hepatitis B

Call for Abstracts Open for IPHA's 76th Annual Meeting - Public Health: Stronger Together

Deadline for abstract submission is May 1, 2017!

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Call for Abstracts IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Public Health, Stronger Together Health Equity Annual Meeting Committee Health Education/Promotion Behavioral Health

National Minority Health Month 2017

The annual observance of National Minority Health Month 2017 kicked off April 1st.

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Minority Health Month NMHM Health Equity

Health Equity Training

Healthy People 2020 define health equity as the "attainment of the highest level of health for all people." Indicators of such attainment can be quantified in life expectancy at birth or the availability of resources such as housing, employment, education, etc. and the policies and finances that sustain them. After viewing the video examples of inequity, there will be a discussion of the ``box'' changes needed in the areas of policy, system change, environment and ethics, to achieve equity.

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Health Equity Webinar

Event Reminder: Health Actions for Immigrant Rights

“Immigrants are woven into the social fabric, political landscape, and economy of the United States. Research shows that documented and undocumented immigrants make significant contributions as diligent tax payers, home owners, job creators, and workers in the United States, challenging perceptions that immigrants drain the U.S. economy and disproportionately tax the local public health system.....NACCHO encourages local health departments to act on race, ethnicity, class, gender, and other types of oppression as the significant root causes of health inequity among documented and undocumented immigrants.” (National Association of County & City Health Officials)

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December 8: Listening Session To Address HIV In The Transgender Community

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a community listening session on strategies for improving HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color

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HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis Webinar Health Equity

Oct 13 Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Citizen Action to Change Health Care

Video now available!

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Advocacy Health Care Health Equity

Kane County Health Department Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

Grant dollars will ‘give a voice’ to local residents by Achieving Genuine Community Engagement

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Local Health Departments Health Administration Press Releases APHA Health Equity

APHA's National Campaign Against Racism webinar

We invite you to watch the pre-recorded webinar that discusses defining elements of health equity, racism and the Anti-Racism Collaborative; which is APHA’s national campaign against racism.

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APHA Health Equity

Success Story: The Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County

Watch the latest success from The Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County from the Illinois Public Health Institute and the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

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Health Equity Health Education/Promotion IPHI Health Impact Collaborative

The Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

Join SCDAI for the launch event of the #BeAGift Campaign

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Health Equity Health Education/Promotion Epidemiology and Health Statistics Diseases

HRSA Funding Opportunity To Support Leadership Training For People Living With HIV

3 year program will support the development and delivery of training programs for people of color living with HIV of all ages

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HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis Health Equity Funding

Archived Webinar: Adaptation of Behavioral Evidence-based Interventions in Lupus Awareness and Care

View presentation from May 23 Lupus awareness webinar

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Lupus Webinar Health Equity Health Education/Promotion

Report from IPHA's Adhoc Committee on Racism

View recommendations being made to the IPHA Board from the Adhoc Committee on Racism.

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Health Equity Adhoc Committee on Racism Racism

Webinar: Cultural Competency for Public Health Professionals

This webinar will provide the basics about cultural competency to health professionals working in the public health clinical and community sectors and is appropriate for both new learners and experienced health professionals.

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Health Education/Promotion Nursing Nurse Administrators Health Equity Webinar

Unnatural Causes- Places Matter: April 6 at UIS

Join UIS for a viewing and discussion of “Places Matter” a segment of the acclaimed documentary Unnatural Causes, as we look into the root causes of our alarming socioeconomic and racial inequities in health.

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NPHW Health Equity

Governor issues proclamation declaring April 2016 as Minority Health Month in Illinois

Join us in recognizing Minority Health Month in April!

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Health Equity Proclamation Minority Health Month

Present at the IPHA 75th Annual Meeting & Illinois Oral Health Conference

Abstracts are being accepted until April 15 for concurrent sessions and poster presentations at the IPHA 75th Annual Meeting & Illinois Oral Health Conference

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IPHA 75th Annual Meeting & Illinois Oral Health Conference: Public Health on the Cutting Edge Professional Support Oral Health Health Equity

Dr. Quentin D. Young (1923-2016): a legacy of promoting health equity and social justice

IPHA extends condolences on passing of Health & Medicine Policy Research Group founder Quentin D. Young, MD.

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Health Equity Announcements

Create customized maps with the heart disease and stroke data you choose

CDC’s Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, an online mapping tool, documents geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke.

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Health Education/Promotion Epidemiology and Health Statistics Health Equity

HMPRG to hold forum on Reforming Illinois’ Public Health Data Systems

This event, held on March 4, 2016, will explore what issues are not being adequately addressed and how Illinois can better use data to make progress on health inequities.

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Health Administration Epidemiology and Health Statistics Health Equity

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Health Equity

The Health Equity Section aim to increase awareness about health disparities gaps, and promotes the formulation of public health strategies, policies and research that improve access to a healthy living and quality of life. The section fosters the enhancement of data that recognizes emerging concerning trends and successful outcomes through the utilization of a broad range of communication and health education strategies.