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Friday, October 28, 2016

October's Top Health Equity Reads, Events, and Jobs

Emmett Ruff

Policy Analyst

In addition to our monthly roundup of notable health equity news, we have compiled a list of our favorite new resources, events you should know about, and job openings.

Top Health Equity Reads & Resources

Toward a More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children, John Marth, National Council of La Raza

Bringing Equality to Health, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Living Cities

Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: A Vital Direction for Health and Health Care, Nancy E. Adler, David M. Cutler, Jonathan E. Fielding, Sandro Galea, M. Maria Glymour, Howard K. Koh, and David Satcher

The ACA's Impact on Latinas, Munira Gunja, Christine Haran, and Michelle Doty, The Commonwealth Fund, Women Across Frontiers 

Health and Health Care for Hispanics in the United States, Petry Ubri and Samantha Artiga, Kaiser Family Foundation

Advancing State Innovation Model Goals through Accountable Communities for Health,  Anna Spencer and Bianca Freda, Center for Health Care Strategies

Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality – United States, 1999–2014, Lisa C. Richardson, MD, S. Jane Henley, MSPH, Jacqueline W. Miller, MD, Greta Massetti, PhD, Cheryll C. Thomas, MSPH, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Salud America! Report Card, Community Commons

Upcoming Events 

Addressing Health Disparities: The Role of Translational Research—Meharry Medical College Translational Research Center (MeTRC)
November 10-11, 2016
Nashville, TN

The Root Cause Coalition's First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
December 5-6, 2016
Chicago, IL

Environmental Health Science FEST—HHS/NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
December 6-8, 2016 
Durham, NC. 

Communities Joined in Action National Conference
February 15-17, 2017 
San Antonio, TX

Career Opportunities

Families USA is currently hiring for the following positions:

Executive Director
Senior Director of Health Policy
Policy Analyst, Access to Care and Coverage
Health Policy Analyst

Opportunities with our friends and partners:

Senior Media Relations Specialist
Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC), Rockville, MD

Director, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
Indian Health Service, Rockville, MD

Health Equity Scholar
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Health Equity Coordinator
Family Care Health, Portland, OR

Health Justice Community Organizer
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New York, NY