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Minority and Diaspora Health

The aftermath of  lead poisoning in Flint (MI; USA) and the Grenfell Tower fire (London, UK) that disproportionally affected minority individuals, underscore the need to address the factors which causes adverse health in minority populations particularly those in the diaspora. 46 more words

Indiana Black Barbershops Provide Perfect Place for Minority Men's Health Screenings

Across the board, men are seeking fewer services regarding their physical and mental health which leads to increased numbers of undetected, yet preventable and treatable, diseases such as prostate and colorectal cancer. 598 more words


Remembering black public health champions and the challenge of closing health disparities gap

By Sarah Reinhardt

(Black PR Wire) In April of 1915, Booker T. Washington proposed “National Negro Health Week,” recognizing that “without health and long life, all else fails.” His idea gradually evolved into observing the month of April as National Minority Health Month to raise awareness and eventually help eliminate the health disparities facing racial and ethnic minorities. 603 more words


Dr. Stanford Addresses Barriers and Disparities in Obesity Treatment

April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. Learn how Mass General’s Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford is addressing barriers and disparities by taking a holistic approach to both treat and advocate for patients who have obesity. 756 more words