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Healthcare Disparities

Ensuring Access to Adequate Information on Medical Products for All

08/10/2013 10:49pm | 7254 views

Released July 18, 2013

The National Minority Quality Forum commends the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the release of the report, “Ensuring Access to Adequate Information on Medical Products for All.” This report is an important step in advancing efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of drugs, biologics and devices in racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in advanced clinical research, including Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. The report, which was released by FDA on July 9, 2013, was mandated by Section 1138 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which was signed into law on July 9, 2012.

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Self Advocacy

Stop Summer Learning Loss

30/05/2014 05:14pm | 7076 views

 By June/July, most of the children in the US have closed the books for the school year. For some children, summer means camp, or family vacations. For teens, it could mean a job or internship. Perhaps it's just lazy days playing with friends. But just because children are not stuck behind desks doesn't mean they have to stop learning.


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Self Advocacy

STUDY: Latino, African-American Families Face Continued Financial Instability 7 Yrs After Recession

18/10/2013 09:21pm | 7489 views

A new report published today by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) shows that seven years after the start of the great depression Latino and African-American families continue to face financial instability. The continued financial hardship is attributed to the massive loss of wealth and assets tied to the housing market.

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Time for a Tag Sale?

30/05/2014 09:22am | 6893 views

Summer vacation is over and the weather is cooling off. School is back in session. After the lazy days of summer, America is getting back down to business. Fall is the traditional time, for example, to clean the house and get organized.

A hundred years ago, fall cleaning might have involved beating the carpets, switching the summer curtains for the winter drapes, and taking the heavy woolens out of mothballs (no wearing white after Labor Day). Today, however, fall cleanup is more likely to mean….tag sales!

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Self Advocacy

Back to School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank

30/05/2014 09:29am | 6708 views

It seems like the summer is just getting going, and already it's time to start thinking about back to school. The children may still be wearing bathing suits, flip flops and sunglasses, but many families are already thinking about books, backpacks and boots. Unfortunately for many families, back to school shopping may also mean whining children and nagging parents arguing over an endless list of electronics, expensive sneakers, and the like.

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