June 17, 2024

LGBT patients: the forgotten minority

Lea Mollon, a pharmacy student at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, wrote the column The Forgotten Minorities: Health Disparities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Communities which appeared in the February 2012 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Here, she describes what prompted her to write the column and the reaction she received to it. I thought it was important to highlight some of the disparities for other health care professionals or anyone … [Read more...]

New – Comprehensive Asthma Resources

Clinicians!  Patients! Interested in resources to help reduce asthma triggers in the home? Do you want to  find out unique and successful ways to control your asthma? If so, look no further because the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s (ACU) Asthma Resource List is now available online. Here in one location, you can find resources including clinical guidelines, patient education and self-management materials, policy briefs, asthma reports, clinical toolkits, mobile technology and … [Read more...]

Congratulations to these ACU staff!

Anna Gard, FNP, was awarded a scholarship to attend the George Washington School of Public Health “Health Information Technology for Clinician Leaders” graduate certificate program. She will begin this yearlong program in May to support her work in facilitating the implementation of health information technology in public health care organizations to improve population health outcomes. Lois Wessel, CFNP,  co-authored an article published in the Journal of Family Practice on simple strategies … [Read more...]

RNs and Pharmacists Now Eligible

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) this month announced a funding opportunity for states with loan repayment programs for primary care providers. New this year, state grantees have the option to expand eligible disciplines in their programs to include registered nurses and pharmacists and expand eligible site types to include critical access hospitals, nursing homes, and state, county and local mental health hospitals, providing greater flexibility than is available through the NHSC loan … [Read more...]

New Diabetes Patient Ed Resources

New and available free: patient education about the Fasting Blood Sugar Test. Patient handouts and videos are available in English, French, Russian and Spanish from Healthy Roads Media. These materials are adapted from the high-quality and extensive multilingual health education resources of Health Information Translations. Check out both websites for the tools you need. … [Read more...]

HBO to Air Series on Obesity

DVD Kits Available for Local Screening An HBO Documentary series, The Weight of the Nation, featuring work by the Institute of Medicine will air on May 14 and 15. The four documentary films examine pressing issues of obesity as they relate to children, communities, policies and systemic challenges. DVD kits are available for organizations to host screenings of the films in their communities. They include the video series and discussion guides in English and Spanish that you can use to delve … [Read more...]

Health Disparities and Quality Reports Underscore Need for Improvement

Two new reports from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Healthcare Disparities Report  and the companion National Healthcare Quality Report, show that during 2002 – 2008, health disparities stayed the same or worsened. The reports provide data on about 250 health care measures. Among the report findings: the percentage of current adult smokers who were advised to quit smoking showed no change. Earlier this year, ACU launched TobaccoFree with the goal of decreasing … [Read more...]

Opportunity for Healthcare Management and Leadership Training

The Summer 2012  UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program is recruiting candidates for an intensive ten days of management and leadership development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California. Participants engage in a rigorous but relevant curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for healthcare delivery. The HCEP is especially designed and valuable for … [Read more...]