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July 28, 2014
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This observance highlights the need to improve national immunization coverage and encourage all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.
During the month, state and local public health departments across the country will be promoting back-to-school immunizations, encouraging college students to catch up on immunizations before they move into dormitories, and reminding everyone that immunizations are needed through adulthood. For more information about National Immunization Awareness Month Click Here..
A new data brief by the Office of Minority Health, examining the characteristics of uninsured adult males by race and ethnicity, is a useful tool to inform federal, state and community efforts aimed at improving insurance coverage of targeted populations. This type of data will enhance our ability to better measure and track health differences of racial and ethnic minority populations in the future.
Using data from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS), an annual ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the data brief highlights several factors that impact health and access to health care for minority men. Examples of key findings include:
The latest issue of Community Health Funding Report is packed with page after page of newly-researched private and federal grant opportunities and exclusive insider advice on a wide range of grants for health programs serving the underinsured, minorities, seniors, children and others throughout the nation. COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORT