Black or African American
Act Against AIDS is a 5-year national campaign to combat complacency about HIV/AIDS. The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources for campaigns targeted to the general public, at-risk populations, and health care professionals, including the following:
- Campaigns targeted to the public
- Let’s Stop HIV Together: raising awareness and fighting stigma
- Reasons: encouraging Latino gay and bisexual men to get tested
- Testing Makes Us...
This toolkit provides information and links to resources that support African Americans with diabetes in managing their diabetes. The resources include booklets, tip sheets, podcasts, and a video.
The Road to Health Toolkit is designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. This toolkit provides community health workers, nurses, health educators, and dietitians with interactive tools that can be used to counsel and motivate those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. These tools will help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by encouraging healthy eating, increased physical activity, and moderate weight loss for those who are overweight.
The Road to Health Training Guide is designed for people who develop or offer train-the-trainer workshops and for community health workers who work with people who are Hispanic/Latino or African American/African ancestry. Other health care professionals, diabetes educators, health educators, nurses, dietitians, and community educators can also be trained or provide training to others by using the Road to Health Toolkit.
The goal of the Road to Health Training Guide is to do the...
This tool can be used by health care providers, including hospitals and clinics, to conduct organizational assessments of their cultural competence. It is particularly useful for services involving racially and ethnically diverse populations. The protocol’s questions are organized according to the four cornerstones of cultural competence:
- A health care organization’s relationship with its community
- The administration and management’s relationship with staff...
The EthnoMed Web site provides medical and cultural information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle (or the United States in general). The site is designed to be used in clinics by care providers before seeing a patient.
The site includes the following information:
- Cross-cultural health:
- Clinical topics
- Community House Calls program
This training manual for leaders of African American faith communities can be used to educate community members about the health threat of HIV/AIDS.
- HIV-prevention training in your faith community
- Personal risk pretest
- What is HIV/AIDS?
- Three ways to get HIV
- Three ways to prevent it
- HIV testing and treatment
- Personal risk post-test
- Program/course evaluation questionnaire
This fact sheet addresses the following topics:
- What is lupus?
- Who has lupus?
- What are the different types of lupus?
- What causes lupus?
- How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
- What are flares?
- How is lupus treated?
- Is it safe for me to become pregnant?
- How can I tell the difference between symptoms of lupus and symptoms of pregnancy?
- How can I cope with the stress of having lupus?
This fact sheet provides information about heart disease specific to African American women.
Topics addressed in this fact sheet include:
- Risk factors for heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
- Questions to ask your doctor
This brochure is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The brochure explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
- What should I know about SIDS?
- Fast facts about SIDS...