Health

Empowering Black Women: Cynthia McClain-Hill

Describing Black women is like describing the process of creation. They have been charged with the role to nourish other people outside of themselves, whether it be behind closed doors or through organizations of public service, Black women lend out their focus to the growth of the family and collective community; a prime example is seen within Cynthia McClain-Hill.

Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s – An Unforgettable Disease

Many in the Black and Hispanic communities suffer unnecessarily and avoid the subject of cognitive decline due to mistrust, misinformation, and stigmas related to testing and clinical trials.  Black Americans are twice as likely as other ethnic groups to say they “don’t trust medical research” and “might not be treated fairly.” 

Los Angeles Leaders Gather for Screening/Discussion of Black Maternal Health with Documentary, Birthing Justice

Special Call to Action from Cousin of April Valentine Who Recently Died During Childbirth at Centinela Hospital, Mykesha Mack, RN  The political battle over women’s bodies has intensified and for good reason.  In the United States, having a baby can be lethal for Black mothers who are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women.  Friday, Jan. 27,  Los Angeles community leaders will gather to discuss this endemic in the wake of April Valentine’s death. The discussion will come after a screening of the latest documentary on the issue of Black maternal health

L.A. County and Local Organizations Urge 10 Days of Mask-Wearing

After a jump in cases and hospitalizations following the holiday break, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is joining community-based organizations in asking county residents to temporarily wear a face covering for 10 days in indoor public places to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect their friends, family, and community from an impending surge in cases.