Community health

Caring for Communities After Disaster

Caring for Communities After Disaster

Beyond the medicine and procedures, there’s a process behind disaster care that’s dramatically different from your everyday work, even in the busiest ER. There’s also an emotional component that’s hard to describe unless you’ve been there.

Trying to Breathe Easy

Trying to Breathe Easy

For those children and families living in homeless shelters, dealing with chronic diseases like asthma is doubly difficult. Now researchers from Mercy College School of Nursing are looking for ways to alleviate their symptoms.

Nursing Volunteer Efforts

Joyce Hyatt, R.N., M.S., M.S.N., C.N.M., D.N.P. with a patient in Haiti

During times of crisis, nurses and medical professionals act as steadfast caretakers to help victims physically and mentally recover from disasters

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"

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

To help spread the word about this serious health threat, Baldo co-creators Hector Cantú and Carlos Castellanos partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Better Bedroom Ventilation May Help Reduce SIDS Risk

Better Bedroom Ventilation May Help Reduce SIDS Risk

Nurses can help reduce this tragic disparity by educating minority parents, families and communities about proven “safe sleep” techniques for decreasing SIDS risk.

Filipino Nurse Honored by Schering/KEY for Asthma and Allergy Awareness

Under the leadership of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Schering/KEY, NASN’s primary corporate partner, the efforts of school nurses to teach students and parents about asthma and allergies are being recognized and rewarded.

"Patient Navigators" Help Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates

In New York City, an innovative community-based cancer prevention initiative that utilizes bilingual "patient navigators" to guide participants through the process of receiving a colonoscopy is achieving remarkable results in increasing rates of colon cancer screening and early detection among the city’s minority populations.

Coming Soon: 249 New Ways to Fight African-American Health Disparities

Just how serious are the nation’s drug and pharmaceutical companies about developing new medicines designed to close the gap of unequal health outcomes between African Americans and the white majority?

Minority Children’s Health Gets Poor Report Card

In the year 2000, 86% of Caucasian children in the U.S. were reported by their parents to be in excellent or very good health, compared to only 75% of Hispanic children and 74% of African-American children.

Diabetes Health Literacy Board Hopes to Close Patient Education Gaps

Poor literacy skills and diabetes have two things in common: They are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. and they affect minority populations disproportionately. Put diabetes and low literacy together and the result is a recipe for disaster.

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