The 16th Annual Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair

Oct. 19, 2014 - The 16th Annual Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair is being held Nov. 15-20, 2014.  Feel free to circulate the attached flyers among your family, friends, colleagues, contacts and also to post on your social networks.    Read more »

Documentary: "Who Am I To Stop It"

Oct 8, 2014 - "Who Am I To Stop It" is directed by Cheryl Green who has experienced brain injury. It is observational in nature, rather than relying on interviews and experts or sensationalizing the traumatic injury events. Featured artists are people rooted in society, and many of the difficulties they face--and their wonderful triumphs--happen in the interaction between them and people around them. They are not odd or disordered, even if they experience disability; they are people with agency, drive, and value. Read more »

Justice Department announces national effort to build trust between law enforcement and communities

Sept. 18, 2014 - WASHINGTON­—Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the launch of the Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.  Funded through a $4.75 million grant, the initiative will create a  substantial investment in training, evidence-based strategies, policy development and research to combat distrust and hostility between law enforcement and the communities they serve.  Recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following an officer-involved shooting have brought national attention to the importance of strong police-community relationships, which has been a priority for the Justice Department under Attorney General Holder. Read more »

AAHD is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 AAHD Scholarship Program

Sept. 23, 2014 - AAHD is accepting applications for the AAHD Scholarship Program (2014-2015) which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education in a field related to disability and health.  Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, behavioral health, epidemiology, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are limited to under $1,000. Scholarships are competitive each year. Read more »

Disparities in care for Blacks linked to segregation, unconscious bias

Black patients are less satisfied with care from doctors who show unintentional bias. Highly segregated areas have disparities in lung cancer death rates, research shows.

Two studies published in January highlight the challenges blacks face in accessing equitable, quality health care. In one study, primary care physicians found to have unconscious bias against blacks received
lower marks from their African-American patients on measures of trust and communication skills. Another study found that racial segregation exacerbates disparities in lung cancer mortality. More than 130 Denver-area
primary care doctors and other health professionals such as nurse practitioners took psychological tests that measure implicit bias toward different racial and ethnic groups. Read the entire article in American Medical News
 

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