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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.

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight  Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as two million people in this country are living with chronic hepatitis B, and over half of them are Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (APIs).

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons are 50% to 200% more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.

White House, CDC Launch National AIDS Awareness Campaign

Act Against AIDS is a five-year national communication campaign targeted specifically to the minority populations most severely affected by AIDS disparities.

Diabetes Digest

Diabetes Digest

8 Diabetes News Briefs that Nurses Need to Know About

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, and her colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity.

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

Once upon a time there was a nurse who felt bad because not enough African American men wanted to be nurses. So she decided to do something about it. She wrote a children’s book called My Hero, My Dad The Nurse.

Anniversary Achievers

Anniversary Achievers

What better way to celebrate 10 years of the Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program than to congratulate our 10th Annual Scholarship winners!

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

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Omana Simon, MSN, FNP, RN, president of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), and Lydia Albuquerque, RN, president of the NAINA-affiliated American Association of Indian Nurses of New Jersey, Chapter 2 (AAIN-NJ2), present an award to Nancy Holecek, RN, senior vice president of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, in recognition of the New Jersey-based company's recruitment and support of immigrant nurses from India.

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Following publication of the Summer 2009 feature article "Something Old, Something New," Anjanetta Davis, MSN, RN, wrote to us to provide some helpful additional information about the unique role CNLs play in the overall patient care picture

When it Comes to Genes, We’re Not That Different After All

While one racial or ethnic group may look different than another, eat different foods and have different cultural histories, there is no significant genetic difference between races, according to scientists responsible for decoding the human genome.

Essential Reading: Annual Review of Nursing Research Examines Health Disparities

Does it seem to you that most academic nursing books and journals still don't pay enough attention to the urgent crisis of racial and ethnic minority health disparities in America and to the role minority nurses can play in helping to eliminate them?

NSNA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of “Breakthrough to Nursing” Project

It was the era of the Civil Rights Movement, a time when history was being made across America. In 1954, the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision mandated the racial integration of the nation's public schools. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington. And on May 2, 1965, the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) made civil rights history in the nursing profession by launching the Breakthrough to Nursing Project (BTN).

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