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Health Disparities Round-Up – Friday, June 22, 2012

Here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week.

Think Progress: HHS Keeps Up Progress On LGBT Health Concerns – “Numerous themes from the HHS list of LGBT health objectives for 2011 made a repeat showing on this year’s list, including LGBT cultural competency training for health care providers, equal treatment of LGBT youth and families, and funding opportunities…” >> Read More

CBS News: American Medical Association wants obesity education taught in schools, soda taxes – “The nation’s largest professional society of doctors agreed to support legislation that would require classes that taught the causes, consequences and prevention of obesity for first through…” >> Read More Racial disparity of cancer high in Georgia, South Carolina – “Researchers, led by epidemiology professor Sara Wagner, analyzed information from existing health databases, primarily the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry. They found patterns describing how cancer mortality rates are related to factors such as race and geography.” >> Read More Viral Hepatitis: A Health Concern for Gay and Bisexual Men Deserving Attention During LGBT Pride Month – “Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at elevated risk for certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.”  >> Read More

Health Behavior News Service: Mental Health Care Disparities Persist for Black and Latino Children – “Disparities in the use of mental health services, including outpatient care and psychotropic drug prescriptions, persist for black and Latino children, reports a new study in Health Services Research.”  >> Read More

American Medical News: Initiatives by organized medicine to reduce health disparities lacking, study says – “A study of 167 such organizations found that 32% have no programs that target health disparities, and 21% have just one activity.” >> Read More Kids With Autism Face Health Care Disparities, Study Finds – “Although children with autism spectrum disorders need more health care services, they have less access to specialized care than children with other conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, according to a new study.” >> Read More

Huffington Post: A Health Care Call to Action for Men: Is There an App for That? – “‘MHealth’ mobile health initiatives and applications have the potential to build a bridge to better health care for all communities.” >> Read More

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