Friday Five – National Minority Health Month
During the month of April the HHS Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) leads the observance of National Minority Health Month. The theme for this year’s National Minority Health Month is Give Your Community a Boost focusing on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we can use to protect communities from COVID-19, which has disproportionately affected communities of color. Our Friday Five has a great episode discussing nursing and anti-racism, policies addressing health equity, commentary from experts and how you can take action.
The Handoff: How do we teach nurses to be anti-racist?
On this episode of The Handoff Dr. Nurse Dan Weberg (@DrNurseDan) welcomes a very special guest, Dr. Sheldon D. Fields, the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at Penn State University and research professor in the College of Nursing.
After more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fields has says that it is his personal mission to do everything he can to help nursing move forward with a plan to diversify the profession. The two talk about what that plan looks like, what nurse educators need to do to help combat racism in the field, how we can recruit more diverse students into nursing and how we can teach nurses and nursing students to be anti-racist.
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BioIQ’s Justin Bellante on MHM
Justin Bellante, Founder and CEO, BioIQ Twitter: @BioIQ
“Since founding BioIQ and working to get life-saving, at-home testing solutions in people’s hands for 15+ years, I am thrilled to play a small role in the advancement of this important month. COVID-19 has been a reminder to us all that healthcare is a team sport, and it takes all of us working together to eliminate the healthcare disparities that continue to ravage the system. There are many factors that impact a person’s livelihood and overall health, including education, occupation, transportation and housing. Our team works to bridge the care caps by making at-home testing accessible, affordable and accurate so that everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity, gets the care they need.”
FDA Takes Important Steps to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Clinical Trials
This month, @US_FDA has issued draft guidance to help improve racial representation in clinical trials. We are pleased to see the agency take this major step forward in the fight for #ClinicalEquality. Learn more here: https://t.co/5xzwz7R2SZ #NMHM2022 #NMHM22
— The Trial for #ClinicalEquality (@ClinicalEquity) April 28, 2022
Sign Up To Be An Organ Donor
This National Minority Health Month, check the facts: Black and Latino Americans are more likely to suffer from conditions like heart disease that can lead to organ failure. Take action – sign up as an organ, eye, and tissue donor: https://t.co/9HMp1yNfRm #NMHM2022 pic.twitter.com/qONXgroJsU
— HRSA (@HRSAgov) April 26, 2022
Rep. Robin Kelly Introduces Health Equity and Accountability Act
This legislation would address social determinants of health, improve access for underserved communities, address maternal health and mental health crises, gun violence and more.
— NAACP (@NAACP) April 26, 2022