ERIC Number: ED378002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Outreach: Research and Education. Making Investments For a Healthy Tomorrow.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This brochure highlights several of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) minority outreach programs. NHLBI's extensive research programs address some of the most significant health problems of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians in the areas of heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases, and blood diseases. The brochure also describes available resources. A range of NHLBI-sponsored training programs work to increase the pool of minority biomedical researchers. Other programs work in partnership with minority academic institutions and medical organizations to stimulate minority student and faculty interest in the sciences and biomedical research. Various national health education programs put research discoveries into health practice through extensive partnerships with public health and community-based organizations. Through its Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Population, the NHLBI specifically directs outreach and prevention activities toward minority communities. Such programs include the National Minority Forum, the Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Populations Program, the Stroke Belt Initiative, the Native-American Women's Project, and the "Healthbeat" Radio Network. Addresses and phone numbers for further information are included. (RAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.