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Tackling Racism & Health Inequalities in Upstate New York State with New Health Equity Awards | WIVT

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  August 19, 2021: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recognizes structural racism as a driver of health inequality and an obstacle to its goal of health equity, and invites nonprofits to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $ 30,000 each to fund health and wellness programs addressing racial and ethnic health inequalities in upstate New […]

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Genomic Studies of Global Health Disparities

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At a University of Pennsylvania experts roundtable on “Health Disparities: Integrating Knowledge from Genomics, Social Sciences and Law,” including Sarah Tishkoff  

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African Americans and Heart Disease

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/k09bBxWZh7g/hqdefault.jpg African-Americans are at higher risk for heart disease. However, they can improve their odds of preventing and beating this disease by understanding the risks …  

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Mental Health: A Guide for African Americans and Their Families

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/83B-xetwXhw/hqdefault.jpg Mental illness is very common; an estimated 1 in 4 adults experiences a mental illness in a given year.  

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Blacks, Substance Abuse & Mental Health

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Address Mental Health Issues Before Addiction Takes Control Wash., D.C., October 2016.  A National Health Service Corps report puts us on notice that attitudes, socioeconomic status, stigmas, education, and culturally-educated practitioners can positively affect mental health and addiction in the Black community. The need is great. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

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