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Death of Chadwick Boseman Puts Focus on Colon Cancer and African Americans
September 10, 2020
African Americans are disproportionately impacted with a 20 percent greater rate than whites and an even greater degree of mortality ... read more »
Breastfeeding Support Groups Launch in South Los Angeles
January 9, 2020
Soul Food for Your Baby (SFYB) in partnership with the Black Infant Health Program (BIH) at The Children’s Collective, Inc. (TCCI), will launch breastfeeding support groups for African American families starting Monday, January 13th. The groups will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on the second Monday of the month through June 2020 and possibly beyond at TCCI, 3701 Stocker Street, Suite 302 Los Angeles, CA 90008. ... read more »
Childhood Obesity is a National Epidemic
October 3, 2019
Nearly 1 out of 3 children in America are considered overweight ... read more »
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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 »
How data and evidence can help us solve the problem of African American maternal mortality
April 18, 2019
I’m a doctor and a scientist.  When we’re looking to solve a problem, we’re a lot like detectives. We follow the evidence. ... 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 »
Public Health Department, First 5 Announce “Cut The Sugar” Campaign 
September 14, 2018
The Public Health Department and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County announce the launch of Cut The Sugar, a locally developed campaign to encourage residents to drink water or milk, instead of sugary drinks that are uniquely harmful to health.  ... 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 »
Better Habits Can Greatly Lower Cancer Risk Among African Americans
August 10, 2017
Diet may be one of the biggest risk factors in developing cancer ... read more »
#BlackWellness, Healthy Living is A Choice
May 31, 2017
"We just have to make the right choices,” ... read more »
Michelle Obama: A first lady who charted her own course
January 18, 2017
Mrs. Obama has been a powerful, if somewhat enigmatic, force in her husband's White House. ... read more »
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