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The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body
September 5, 2019
Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!” ... read more »
January Is Birth Defects Prevention Month: Are Local Health Departments Ready?
January 31, 2019
Q&A with NACCHO Board Member Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MPH Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health ... read more »
Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Democratic Primary
August 15, 2018
In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., asks a question at a House Committee on Financial Services hearing in Washington. Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state’s attorney general, ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
County Launches Court-Referred Community Service Program
January 4, 2018
Community Service as Alternative Sentencing Option Preserved  ... read more »
CDC Delivers Glimmer of HIV Hope
December 7, 2017
New CDC Vital Signs report finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported. ... read more »
Zika and the Threat to Pregnant Women and Their Babies: How Your Local Health Departments Work to Keep Communities Safe
May 18, 2017
Q&A with Dr. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) ... read more »
Taking a Stand Against Toxic Secondhand Smoke
March 16, 2017
Patty learned that her apartment building had a smokefree policy – but it wasn’t being enforced ... read more »
I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tees it up Against HIV/AIDS
November 2, 2016
The event was a tremendous success and very well attended with 72 golfers and 127 supporters, all of whom received HIV/AIDS information ... read more »
I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tees it up Against HIV/AIDS
November 1, 2016
I Choose Life and Wellness Center partnered again with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. during its 4th Annual Greens for Scholarship Dreams Golf Classic. ... read more »
AHF Celebrates MLK Holiday At Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country
January 20, 2016
“AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” wrapped bus debuts at LA’s MLK parade; tour during Black History Month ... read more »
Waters Introduces Minority Diabetes Initiative Act
December 19, 2015
Last week,  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 4209). The bill will establish an initiative to provide grants to physicians and community-based organizations for diabetes prevention, ... read more »
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