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NIMHD Researchers Find Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Smoking-Related Beliefs and Susceptibility Among Youth Nonsmokers

NIMHD intramural researchers Kelvin Choi and Sherine El-Toukhy recently published a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health in which they examined racial/ethnic disparities in smoking-related beliefs and susceptibility among a nationally representative sample of U.S. youth nonsmokers. Nonsmokers are particularly important for tobacco control because they can initiate smoking if they hold favorable beliefs toward cigarette smoking. (more)


Exploring New Opportunities for Disparities Research in Chronic Disease Prevention

More than 90 leading academic, research, clinical, and public health experts in community-based and chronic disease prevention efforts gathered at the Workshop on the Science of Prevention and Health Promotion to Address Health Disparities in March to discuss disparities in chronic disease prevention, with the goal to identify research gaps and opportunities for targeted initiatives. (more)


NIMHD Workshop Aims to Prevent HIV Among Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosted a workshop in February to discuss current research and challenges regarding behavioral interventions to prevent HIV infection in young men who have sex with men (MSM) from diverse backgrounds. (more)


On a Quest to Combat Surgical Disparities, NIMHD and the American College of Surgeons Hold Symposium

More than 60 researchers, surgeons, scientists and federal leaders convened at the Symposium on Disparities in Surgical Care and Outcomes this spring to assess the current state of the science and develop a research agenda for addressing the disparities in surgical care, outcomes and treatment. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosted the event with the American College of Surgeons in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 7-8, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus. (more)


Health Disparities in U.S. Still Persist According to Report

According the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), significant disparities in the burden of disease and illness experienced by different groups persist. (more)


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AHRQ Chartbook on Rural Healthcare

Compared to residents of suburbs, residents of rural areas received lower quality of care for more than a quarter of measures tracked; disparities were most common among measures of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) priority on healthy living, such a receipt of wellness checkups by children and cancer screening by adults. (more)



Recent NIH News

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September 1, 2015 - NIH grants seek best ways to combine genomic information and EHRs

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September 1, 2015 - NIH study finds calorie restriction lowers some risk factors for age-related diseases

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August 31, 2015 - Circuit in the eye relies on built-in delay to see small moving objects

Director's Corner

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. (Eh-lee-SAY-oh PEH-rez STAH-blay)

NIMHD welcomes
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as new Director. (more)




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