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 suicides rose among Black youth of all ages

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California has launched the 988 mental health crisis hotline joining the effort to provide a simple, easy to remember, 3-digit number accessible...

study to better understand the factors that contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African Americans.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – While African Americans have disproportionately higher COVID-19 infection and mortality rates compared to white individuals, they also have...

U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has...

“I am grateful to the New Yorkers who provided testimony in this important hearing on the mental health crisis facing our state,

Photos: Twitter\YouTube

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General James today released written testimony submitted to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in the public hearing on the...

 NYC Public Health Laboratory, which will be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital

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July 6, 2022 – City officials today ‘broke ground’ on the new NYC Public Health Laboratory, which will be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital complex on 137th...

Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy,

Photos: Cedars-Sinai

Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy, the most effective treatment for patients with the...

,“the monkey… has little or nothing to do with the disease.”

Photos: YouTube

At a virtual conference on Optimal Black Health Care during COVID, held on Saturday May 28, 2022 by The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP),...

The tobacco industry damages both the environment and human health

Photos: UN\Twitter

The tobacco industry damages both the environment and human health, and needs to be more accountable for the destruction it causes, declared the World Health Organization...

“As federal reproductive rights vanish, New York must again be a beacon for people who need abortion care

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NEW YORK — Following a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Girls for Gender Equity, Latina...

African American men are seeking access to mental healthcare in high numbers

Photos: YouTube\Twitter\ActiveMinds.org

Over the past few years, the violent experiences of the African American man showcased in the media, harken back to the days of Jim Crow in the USA....

found dangerous amounts of heavy metal concentrations, namely arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury, in baby foods

Photos: FSN\Screenshot\YouTube

On February 4, 2021, the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy found dangerous amounts of heavy metal concentrations, namely arsenic, lead, cadmium,...

Black Maternal Health Week Campaign

Photos: New York Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Black Maternal Health Week Campaign. In 2018, Congresswoman Alma Adams introduced...

“Working to reduce Black maternal mortality is a cause that we could not be more proud to support”

Photos: Black Mamas Matter Alliance\CDC\Twitter

(Black PR Wire) CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inequality, systemic bias, high risk of complications and death. These are the realities...

People who live in communities with higher levels of racial prejudice have worse health outcomes

Photos: Purdue University\Twitter

WASHINGTON — People who live in communities with higher levels of racial prejudice have worse health outcomes, including more heart disease and mental...

Black patients living with serious illness receive poorer quality pain management from their healthcare providers.

Photos: PCORI\YouTube

New York, NY (March 8, 2022)—Black patients and their families experience worse pain management, ineffective communication from providers, and an outsized burden on...

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