IRHA Hosts Rural Health Career Forums

The Forums will help students gain insight on the many careers paths they can take in rural health and the best way to get there.

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Academia Health Equity Student Rural Health


The Illinois Public Health Association, in the representation of its membership of Public Health practitioners and advocates, engages and supports ongoing efforts to eliminate racism, and associated health determinants that contribute in our state to health disparities. To attain a goal of social justice and equality, IPHA is committed to provide training, elicit inclusive diversity policies, and foster collaborations to further advocacy and access to resources to eliminate barriers that challenge health equity and gender equality.

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Sanctuary Healthcare for All: Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People

Join Public Health Woke on Saturday for an event focused on protecting the rights of immigrants and marginalized people.

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Health Equity Sanctuary Healthcare

APHA President Joseph Telfair calls for honest conversations to begin eliminating health inequities

Racism, he says, is a “historical fact — a reality that we live in.”

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Racism Media Health Equity APHA

Advancement Project launches new website with improved racial justice tools

Need access to a racial justice perspective on the latest news in voting rights, immigration, policing or education on the go? Check out Advancement Project's new website.

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Health Equity Racism website

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012–2015

The CDC Report contains data on racial and ethnic disparities in health, health access, and health-related behavior among rural US adult populations.

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Epidemiology and Health Statistics Health Equity Health Disparities Rural Health

Sanctuary Healthcare for All: Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People

The Public Health Woke Coalition will host a regional conference on February 3rd

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Health Equity

Rural Health Webinar - motor vehicle deaths/seatbelt use, suicide and drug overdose

This webinar will feature the CDC researchers who will discuss their findings, examine the factors contributing to these disparities, and point you to available tools and resources to address the disparities in your communities.

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Injury Control/EMS Webinar Health Equity Opioids Suicide Prevention Rural Health

Webinar on a new video-based HIV Prevention Intervention for Latino/ Hispanic MSM

This one-hour webinar will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the new CDC endorsed, video-based, effective behavioral intervention, Sin Buscar Excusas (SBE), No Excuses.

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Webinar Health Equity HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis Minority Health

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Canessa, recipient of the 2017 Susan G. Komen / Linda B. Washkuhn Education and Leadership award!

Dr. Patricia Canessa has been selected for the 2017 Susan G. Komen / Linda B. Washkuhn Education and Leadership award.

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Health Equity Award Susan G. Komen

UIC's Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) funded by NIH as 1 of 12 Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Twelve specialized research centers designed to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities will launch.

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Health Equity Minority Health Health Disparities

Bisexual Health Conference in Chicago - Registration Now Open

AIDS Foundation of Chicago will host conference to explore the relationships of racial equity and social justice in the bisexual community.

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Bisexual Health Health Equity HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

One in five children in the U.S is overweight or obese.

Learn more about the risks and how childhood obesity can be prevented.

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Childhood Obesity Month Health Education/Promotion Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Food and Nutrition Health Equity

CDC: More Than 100 Million Americans Living with Diabetes or Prediabetes

Diabetes growth rate steady, adding to health care burden

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diabetes Health Education/Promotion Health Equity

Patricia Canessa Appointed to American Public Health Association Committee

Member of IPHA staff, Dr. Patricia Canessa, appointment by the president and leadership of APHA to their Committee on Health

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Health Equity APHA

IPHA Statement on Events in Charlottesville, VA

As an association of organizations and professionals from the Illinois public health system,, we strongly condemn the violent extremism in Charlottesville over the last weekend. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives.

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Health Equity Charlottesville Racism

IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Call for Awards Nominations

The Awards Committee for the 76th Annual Meeting is requesting nominations for this year’s awards.

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IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Public Health, Stronger Together Volunteers Awards Student Membership Committee Annual Meeting Committee Health Equity Health Administration

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy : Special Announcement

Please see attached the CMV newsletter for this quarter and below the Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

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Rural Health Health Equity Policy & Legislative Committee

OMH Health Disparities Data Widget Now Available

The widget provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips

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Data Health Disparities Epidemiology and Health Statistics Health Equity

Showcase Your Research or Project in a Poster Presentation at the IPHA 76th Annual Meeting

The call for poster presentation abstracts is now open! Deadline for submission is June 30!

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Call for Abstracts IPHA 76th Annual Meeting IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Public Health, Stronger Together Student Health Equity Annual Meeting Committee Posters Health Education/Promotion Behavioral Health Policy & Legislative Committee

Webinar on Health Inequities - July 18, 11:00am

Upcoming webinar hosted by the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice at UIC School of Public Health

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Webinar Student Health Equity Academia

OMH Announces New 2017 Funding Opportunity

OMH has released a new competitive funding opportunity announcement (FOA): Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative.

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Minority Health Grant Opportunity Health Equity

Deadline for the Submission of Presentation Abstracts has been extended to May 12 for the IPHA 76th Annual Meeting

There is still time to submit an abstract to serve as a presenter at the IPHA 76th Annual Meeting for a Pre-Conference Training, Concurrent Session or Skills-Building Workshop

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Call for Abstracts IPHA 76th Annual Meeting: Public Health, Stronger Together Behavioral Health Health Equity

IDPH releases Health Disparities Report

View IDPH's first Health Disparities Report, a collaboration between the Center for Minority Health Services and the Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics

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Health Equity Health Disparities IDPH

IPHA works with UIS students to practice Hepatitis B peer education program

UIS students to practice peer education program at JBS, a meat processing center in Beardstown, raising awareness about Hepatitis B care and prevention.

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Health Equity Student Academia Hepatitis B

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Health Equity

The Health Equity Section aim to increase awareness about health disparities gaps, and promotes the formulation of public health strategies, policies and research that improve access to a healthy living and quality of life. The section fosters the enhancement of data that recognizes emerging concerning trends and successful outcomes through the utilization of a broad range of communication and health education strategies.