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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 »
Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
Mysterious Vaping Lung Injuries May Have Flown Under Regulatory Radar
August 30, 2019
Then she saw three more patients at her Utah telehealth clinic with similar symptoms. They did not have infections, but all had been vaping. When Harris heard several teenagers in Wisconsin had been hospitalized in similar cases, she quickly alerted her state health department. ... read more »
Teen Odds of Using Marijuana Dip with Recreational Use Laws
July 12, 2019
Thirty-three states have passed medical marijuana laws and 11 have legalized recreational use — generally for ages 21 and up, many during the study years. The researchers looked at overall changes nationwide, but not at individual states. ... read more »
Recent Infectious Disease Outbreaks Among Children are a Cause of Concern for Parents
April 25, 2019
Kaiser Permanente sheds light on Measles, Whooping Cough ... read more »
Pfizer, Sickle Cell Advocates Address Disease During Black Press Week
April 4, 2019
The event features advocacy training and meetings with legislative champions and a collaboration of federal partners, as advocates attempt to raise awareness ... 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 »
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 »
CDC Awards the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health $2.7 Million to Train Undergraduates
January 25, 2018
Mentorship is incorporated throughout the program, providing additional support to students, according to UCLA. ... read more »
To Fight the HIV Epidemic, We Need the Black Church
July 20, 2017
As someone whose faith is central to her life, I ask our shepherds-our faith leaders-in the African-American community to grasp this unique opportunity to have a significant, positive impact in the fight against HIV. ... 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 »
HIV/AIDS
February 9, 2017
African Americans account for almost half of new infections and represented more than one-third of people living with HIV in 2013 ... 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 »
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 »
For Communities of Color, the Fight against Diabetes is Far from Over
December 16, 2015
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014 . This represents the first sustained decrease in diagnosis since the disease emerged as a major threat to public health over the course of the past two decades. But the fight is far from over, especially for communities of color. ... read more »
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