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New Year, New Resources

New Year, New Resources

What better way to start 2010 than by resolving to stock your nursing toolbox with a new supply of resources for improving the health of culturally diverse patients and communities

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Cultural exchange in bloom: Four nurses from San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico visit Miami Children’s Hospital in South Florida to take part in a one-week collaborative experiential immersion into pediatric surgical nursing. (Left to right): San Jorge nurses Omar G.

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities--A Reader Responds

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities--A Reader Responds

In Fall 2009, we published "Preventing Premature Birth Disparities," an article examining the growing crisis of high preterm birth rates in women of color...

Men in Nursing School--Setting the Record Straight

Ashley Vasnaik, University of Portland School of Nursing

In Winter 2010 we interviewed six gender minority nursing students and one recent graduate about whether or not they have encountered any gender bias from female instructors and classmates...

CBC Sounds off on Passage of Health Reform

CBC Sounds off on Passage of Health Reform

You certainly can't talk about the future of minority health without discussing the implications of this historic legislation: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Different Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding Linked to Race

Different Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding Linked to Race

Why are black women more likely to feed their infants formula than mothers of other races? That's what a recent study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center hopes to determine.

Make an EMPaCT

Make an EMPaCT

Enabling Minority Participation in Clinical Trials, or EMPaCT, is the newest initiative to come out of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

Find certified minority nurse educators in a flash using the Minority Nurse Educator database, a free service provided by the School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.

A Promotion on Capitol Hill

A Promotion on Capitol Hill

A unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate made it official: Lillian Sparks is the new Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, a wing of the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

Last issue, Minority Nurse addressed infant mortality in minority communities, discussing some of the disparities, research, and solutions surrounding the issue. This piece was submitted as a supplement to "A Quiet Crisis: Racial Disparities and Infant Mortality"

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

More than 300 members of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) gathered on October 5-6 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, for the third biennial national convention, “Nurses at the Forefront of Healthcare Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities.” Motivational speaker, Stuart Robertshaw, EdD, JD (Dr. Humor), President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired, began the keynote speeches on the healing power of humor by demonstrating strategies to enhance humor and laughter for positive effects...

Dr. Adelita Cantu Selected as 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year

Dr. Adelita Cantu

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has selected Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, as the recipient of the 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year Award...

New Nursing Documentary Premieres at ANCC National Magnet Conference

nursing documentary

“NURSES: If Florence Could See Us Now” made its debut at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference in Los Angeles on October 11, 2012.

Minorities Most Likely to Have Aggressive Tumors, Less Likely to Get Radiation

Minorities Most Likely to Have Aggressive Tumor

Women with aggressive breast cancer were more likely to receive adjuvant chemotherapy, but at the expense of completing locoregional radiation therapy, according to recently presented data.

Soaring Diabetes Rates Across the US

Soaring diabetes rates across the US

Rates of diabetes in the United States have skyrocketed over the last two decades according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In 1995, just three states—California, Louisiana, and Mississippi—had a diabetes prevalence rate of 6% or higher.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Survival after Breast Cancer Remain Despite Similarities in Education, Socioeconomic Status

Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Disparities in survival after breast cancer persisted across racial/ethnic groups even after researchers adjusted for multiple demographics, such as patients’ education and the socioeconomic status of the neighborhood in which they lived, according to data presented at the Fifth

Study shows minority women more likely to die during or soon after childbirth

Study shows minority women more likely to die during or soon after childbirth

A recent study hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that minority women in the United States are more likely to die during or soon after childbirth than white women.

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