Navigation Links
AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Hispanics to Become More Involved in Their Health Care
Date:3/12/2008

New Spanish Ad Campaign Features "Superheroes" Theme

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) joined with The Advertising Council today to launch a Spanish-language national public service campaign designed to encourage Hispanics to become more involved in their health care. The campaign urges Hispanics to stay healthy for their loved ones by visiting their doctor for regular screenings.

Hispanics are 38 percent less likely than non-Hispanics to have visited the doctor within the past year, according to the latest data from AHRQ. In addition, more than a quarter of Hispanic adults have never had their cholesterol checked, two-thirds of Hispanics over 50 have never had a colonoscopy, and nearly 54 percent of Hispanic women over 40 have not had a mammogram within the last year.

The fact that one-third of U.S. Hispanics are uninsured, along with linguistic and cultural barriers, plays a role in these disparities, as shown in AHRQ's recent National Healthcare Disparities Report. Studies have found that Hispanics often lag behind the general population in access to preventive care even when they are insured.

The new Spanish-language campaign features everyday mothers and fathers whose children see them as superheroes and encourages Hispanic adults to be more involved in their health care, especially preventive care. Research has shown that people who are more involved in their health care tend to have better health outcomes. The new Superheroes campaign complements AHRQ's existing efforts that are geared toward helping patients become more involved in decisions regarding their medical treatment. As part of this ongoing effort, AHRQ and the Ad Council launched the "Questions are the Answer" campaign in March 2007.

The Superheroes campaign highlights the work of the AHRQ-sponsored U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. New Home Safety Council(R) Research Shows the Majority of Families Underestimate the Danger of Poisoning Exposure at Home
2. Shopko Announces New Prototype Store in Council Bluffs
3. Mayor Hula Hoops at City Council Meeting
4. National Council on Disability Says Older Youth With Disabilities Falling Through Cracks in Foster Care System
5. Statement by Robert D. Foreman, President of The Kidney Care Council, Regarding the HHS Report to Congress A Design for a Bundled End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System
6. National Council on Disability Bulletin, January 2008
7. AIDS Action Asks Mass. Public Health Council to Forge a State AIDS Plan to Help Stop HIV/AIDS Here
8. National Council on Disability to Make Recommendations on Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System
9. Statement by James P. Firman, Chair Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) on the Presidents FY2009 Budget Proposal
10. National Institutes of Health Appoints Timothy C. Birdsall, ND to CAM Advisory Council
11. Michigan Quality Council (MQC) Names Oakwood Healthcare Inc. 2007 State Quality Award Recipient
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is pleased ... Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State’s College of ... 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest ... the contributions of volunteer experts to direct its work ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is ... the first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo ... and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of ... The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross and ... Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... for people to share their stories about how they or ... simply inspired others by living in the moment. By telling ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District ... Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 A study ... Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science in Sports ... exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated ... , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 2Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 3Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 4Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... , FRIDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Patients are much ... surgery if they have open surgery rather than minimally invasive ... a blockage in the small intestines -- can develop within ... and is a common reason for emergency admission to a ...
... improved public health infrastructure that works collaboratively with physicians ... was made today by the American College of Physicians ... of a new policy paper, Strengthening the Public Health ... in New Orleans. "This paper points ...
... American Association for Dental Research (AADR) acknowledged the ... the American Heart Association (AHA) on the relationship ... titled "Periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease: Does ... statement from the American Heart Association" was published ...
... to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to high-quality, ... of Physicians (ACP). The new policy paper, Reforming ... at Internal Medicine 2012, ACP,s annual scientific meeting. ... and disadvantages of proposals to reform Medicare in an ...
... Gordon HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) ... eye experts now say it generally doesn,t have to be that ... have vision for a lifetime," said Dr. Mark Fromer, an ophthalmologist ... Centers, both in New York City, and the eye surgeon director ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... with long-lasting damage in 2011 -- the highest number in ... problem," a new report claims. The finding is based ... Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lower Risk for Bowel Obstruction With Less Invasive Surgery: Study 2Health News:Physicians call for improvements to country's public health system to protect US residents 2Health News:Physicians call for improvements to country's public health system to protect US residents 3Health News:Physicians call for improvements to country's public health system to protect US residents 4Health News:AADR comments on review that validates association between oral health and heart health 2Health News:Internal medicine physician specialists release policy paper on reforming Medicaid 2Health News:Internal medicine physician specialists release policy paper on reforming Medicaid 3Health News:Internal medicine physician specialists release policy paper on reforming Medicaid 4Health News:Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say 2Health News:Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say 3Health News:'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising 2Health News:'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the ... President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after ... and Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 ... "Scott is a nationally recognized thought leader in the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results for its ... $423.0 million, a 10 percent increase compared to the quarter ... constant currency basis). Net income was $91.2 million, an increase ... 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.64, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 22, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... and full year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, ... be followed by a conference call with the investment community at ... Robert A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2
... Unique In-Line Footplates Are Turned ... Of The Diamond Blade While Incising ... Precise Blade Depth Penetration.,Pre-Set Blade Extension ... Full Retraction And Full Extension.,1mm Wide ...
... Unique 23g Tube Allows Use ... Provides A More Comfortable Approach To ... Pinch The Capsule To Initiate And ... Lighter In Weight For Improved Ergonomic ...
2.5V Halogen source, fiber-optic delivery, 2.5X magnification....
2.5V Halogen source, fiber-optic delivery, 3X magnification, pocket-sized....
Medicine Products: