Tuesday, April 11

National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health Month!
Click the links below for health information on the Internet*.

MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine's web site for free consumer health information. It is a selective list of authoritative health information resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other organizations.
MedlinePlus African American Health
Alzheimer's Association: Black/African American Communites - Information about the impact of Alzheimer's in the Black/African American community.
NOAH - New York Online Access to Health - Provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish.
National Women's Health Information Center - A gateway to a vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources.
African American Women - Includes links to health topics of special concern to African American women.
National Medical Association - The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. They serve as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and they are a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases - Information on a broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and endocrine disorders.
Health Information Publications
Easy to Read Publications
Healthfinder - Healthfinder is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information.
"Just for You" - Focuses on special health concerns based on gender, age, race, ethnic origin.
BlackHealthcare.com - A culturally oriented and ethnically focused comprehensive internet-based health and medical information provider diedicated to addressing the special health problems of African-Americans.
Closing the Gap - A national campaign to bring the best health information to African Americans and other communities of color, and to help consumers take charge of their health.
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute - Seven booklets with information on diet, cholesterol, physical fitness and more.
Heart Healthy Cooking African American Style - Booklet which brings together many recipes prepared in heart healthy ways.
African Amercan Resources - Gateway toward achieving Healthy People 2010 goals; includes resources, conferences and more.
Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide for African Americans - Discusses the pros and cons of prostrate screening.

*Health Information on the Internet. 2006. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health.

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