Today's Date: April 15, 2021
The Equality Equation: Balancing the Effects of Systemic Racism in Baltimore   •   TRU Colors Announces Strategic Partnership With Molson Coors, Advancing Its Mission to End Street Violence and Unite Communities   •   FIBRA Prologis Announces Certificate Holders Meeting   •   Ledyard Financial Group Named One of the Top 25 Bank Boards for Women   •   ASDSA Alerts Nation's Governors to New Trend in Anti-transgender Legislation   •   Cybersecurity and IT Consulting Firm SecureTech360 to Expand in Fairfax County, Create 10 New Jobs   •   Weedmaps Announces “Even Higher Together” Virtual 4/20 Event Featuring Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Jhené Aiko and   •   AGS to Report First Quarter 2021 Results on Thursday, May 6   •   Northwest Residents Say They Want to Switch to More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, but Aren’t Quite Ready to Commit   •   American Eagle Outfitters’ Business Accelerates Across American Eagle and Aerie Brands; First Quarter Revenue On-Track to   •   Kia Sorento Named To Parents' List Of Best Family Cars 2021   •   Dickinson College Announces 2021 Commencement Plans; Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Deliver Address   •   Flagler Health+ and the link Announce Partnership   •   Ralph Lauren Debuts Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Parade Uniform and Apparel Collection, Featuring First-To-Market Innovatio   •   Discovery Senior Living Begins National Efforts to Honor WWII Vets Through New Partnership With Dream Flights   •   Lincoln Financial Network Launches African American Financial Professional Network   •   To Help Support the Struggle Against Addiction, Author Mike Fitzpatrick Publishes First in Fun, Zany, Fully Illustrated Children   •   Morgan Stanley and Spelman College Announce Inaugural Class of HBCU Scholars Program   •   Clark Atlanta University and the University of Liberia Host Virtual Signing Ceremony to Establish Partnership of Educational Adv   •   The WNET Group to Celebrate Education Heroes at its Education Is Everything Virtual Gala
Bookmark and Share

Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index

 WASHINGTON -- The National Minority Quality Forum today launched a novel, internet-based tool – the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index.

Building upon the HIV/AIDS Atlas introduced by the Forum in 2009, which currently has over 30,000 registered users, this updated resource enables users – for the first time – to map HIV and AIDS prevalence and total counts by congressional district and county.

 

The Index confirms that the HIV and AIDS burden can be found in contiguous zip codes within defined congressional districts and counties.

"From a healthcare policy perspective, the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index provides us with the tools to direct needed resources towards early detection, surveillance, education, and treatment," says Goulda A. Downer, Ph.D., RD, LN, CNS; Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor for the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center in the College of Medicine at Howard University.   "I look forward to working with the Forum and colleagues to use the index as a tool to improve health equity, particularly among communities disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS."

"We are introducing the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index to assist health-care practitioners, policy makers, advocacy groups, and infectious disease researchers not only to identify and quantify HIV and AIDS by congressional district and county, but also to help to more effectively calibrate prevention and treatment efforts," noted Gary Puckrein, Ph.D., CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum.   "As we continue to incorporate the most current disease data available including clinical trials information, we are confident that the HIV/AIDS Index will serve as the source of information about HIV/AIDS patients, their care, and the factors that are shaping the epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in the United States."    

The National Minority Quality Forum is a non-profit healthcare research and educational organization dedicated to the elimination of health disparities.  The Forum supports national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations.  

The Forum has introduced user-friendly, web-based disease atlases to provide a unique two-dimensional view of various diseases, including cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, by zip code.  Users now have an unprecedented objective and reliable source of integrated data to validate the existence of health disparities.


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News