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Diabetic Amputations A ‘Shameful Metric’ Of Inadequate Care
May 30, 2019
In California, people who are Black or Latino are more than twice as likely as Whites to undergo amputations related to diabetes, a Kaiser Health News analysis found. ... read more »
Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership
May 9, 2019
The multi-year partnership was established to raise awareness of health disparities and solutions, and to provide access to vital healthcare and wellness information ... read more »
Rep. Elijah Cummings Releases Report on the Soaring Prices of Diabetes Drugs in his District
May 1, 2019
Elijah Cummings courtesy photo Catonsville, MD  – Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a ... on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District.   ... read more »
Senator Schumer: Trump and Barr Threaten African American Gains Under Obamacare
April 12, 2019
Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, are threatened by Trump and Attorney General William Barr as the Justice Department has argued in federal court that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down – “Not just vital insurance reforms like protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, as they had first argued last year,” Schumer said. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP  Chairman’s Award  
February 14, 2019
Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One.  ... read more »
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health “About the City and Community Health Profiles Report”
January 10, 2019
The reports reveal large disparities in community conditions that impact health, including community assets and potential opportunities for health improvement. ... read more »
ELI LILLY ANNOUNCES INSULIN AFFORDABILITY PLAN TARGETING BLACK COMMUNITY
January 3, 2019
This is a great opportunity for African Americans, who are disproportionately affected by diabetes. ... read more »
Innovative Program Taking Big Steps to Help Patients with Diabetes
December 20, 2018
Diabetes casts a pall on the lives of more than 4 million Californians – a startling 15 percent of the state’s adult population – and communities of color are disproportionately affected. ... read more »
Physician Calls on Legislators to Oppose Bill Threatening California’s Most Vulnerable Dialysis Patient Population
August 16, 2018
If passed, SB 1156 will severely limit the ability of charitable organizations from providing financial assistance to dialysis patients in need. These are the charitable organizations whose financial assistance allows for access to treatment and care for thousands of patients suffering from kidney failure in California, including many minority patients. For these patients, charitable assistance is the sole reason they are able to continue paying for their costly and life-sustaining dialysis treatment. ... read more »
Pastors’ Wives Join Forces To Tackle Health Disparities
April 5, 2018
Thirty L.A.-area churches will host the 7th Annual Walgreens-sponsored First Ladies Health Day on Sunday, April 8. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 1, 2018
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles ... read more »
#BlackWellness, Healthy Living is A Choice
May 31, 2017
"We just have to make the right choices,” ... read more »
Dementia, Poverty, Homelessness – How Three Key Social Ills Combine to Leave Elders with Skilled Care Needs Unmet -pt. 3 – Homelessness
May 18, 2017
The National Alliance to End Homelessness indicates that 564,708 people in the United States were homeless, as of 2016. ... read more »
High-impact diabetes prevention program expands in Black communities 
November 16, 2016
Black Women for Wellness initiative is ‘not a diet. It’s a lifestyle change’  ... read more »
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