September 24, 2017

Crusader for Justice – Virgilio Licona

A note from ACU’s Executive Director, Craig Kennedy: Dr. Virgilio Licona, a great friend to me and to so many advocates for the underserved, passed away on March 29, 2016. His passing is a tremendous loss for his family, friends, colleagues, and the health care community. We will miss him deeply, and are honored to have witnessed the profound impact of his life’s work. For more information on his legacy, please visit his tribute page here. (http://www.saludclinic.org/#!licona/n5kji) I am … [Read more...]

New Journal Issue and Supplement

The spring issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU 24.2) is now available online and in print.  Major themes are homelessness, immigration, primary care, innovative programs and health policy. View the online table of contents. Advancing Obesity Prevention is the theme of the spring supplement to the JHCPU. The supplement was produced in collaboration between the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Health Resources and Services … [Read more...]

JHCPU Special Issue on Quality Improvement

Evidence for Informing the Next Generation of Quality Improvement Initiatives: Models, Methods, Measures, and Outcomes, the August 2012 special supplement to the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU), includes quality improvement initiatives from across the safety net.  Among the topics addressed are promoting healthy weight, cancer screening and follow-up, HIV care, medication use, urban health, depression, early childhood caries, diabetes, asthma, and more.  View the full … [Read more...]

mHealth Technology and the Underserved

Tom Martin, author of the ACU Column Assessing mHealth Opportunities and Barriers to Patient Engagement [PDF] published in the August 2012 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, offered his thoughts on the use of mobile healthcare (mHealth) technologies in caring for the underserved.  Martin is a manager at mHIMSS and a doctoral student in public policy at the University of Delaware. Q. In the article, you say that text messaging is a popular example of mhealth technology. Can … [Read more...]

Call for Papers on Obesity Prevention

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIMHD/NIH) announced a call for papers for a special theme issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) on “Advancing Obesity Prevention: Quality Improvements, Emerging Models and Best Practices." The details are reported below. ACU members are encouraged to submit their work. Please note the deadline for … [Read more...]

Call for Abstracts

As an ACU member, you not only get free access to ACU's official journal, The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU), but you also have the opportunity to submit a general column for publication.  If you have ever wanted to showcase an aspect of the work you are doing, or to discuss a trend you have noticed in your discipline or the larger world of underserved health care, now is your opportunity! As a benefit of being an ACU member, you are eligible to submit a brief … [Read more...]

LGBT patients: the forgotten minority

Lea Mollon, a pharmacy student at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, wrote the column The Forgotten Minorities: Health Disparities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Communities which appeared in the February 2012 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Here, she describes what prompted her to write the column and the reaction she received to it. I thought it was important to highlight some of the disparities for other health care professionals or anyone … [Read more...]

Black History Month Theme Issue

The February 2012 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved is now available in print and online. It is a two-part issue, with Part 1 focusing on Black History Month: race, ethnicity, and health, and Part 2 on health policy, programs, and reform. You can view the full Table of Contents here. Lea Mollon, a pharmacy student at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is the ACU 2012 student author. Her column "The Forgotten Minorities: Health Disparities of the … [Read more...]