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Rates of overdose death were highest among Black New Yorkers

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January 12, 2023 -- The Health Department Thursday released new provisional data on drug overdose deaths in New York City for 2021. Two thousand six hundred and sixty-eight...

 Licensed Creative Arts Therapists representing 14% of all licensed mental health practitioners included on this bill

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NEW YORK, NY - Amidst an ongoing and worsening mental health crisis in New York State, Governor Hochul has taken action that will deeply impact the availability of affordable...

80% of Black Households With Infant Still Affected by Formula Shortage

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The infant formula shortage is still ongoing - according to a new report from LendingTree research site ValuePenguin.com. 35% of American families with an...

“When America gets a cold, Black America gets the flu. We cannot afford to put our health on the back burner any longer.

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ORLANDO, FL (December 2022) – This week, Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC), gathered the...

Health Department released a new report detailing provisional suicide death data for the first six months of 2021.

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December 6, 2022 — Today, the Health Department released a new report detailing provisional suicide death data for the first six months of 2021. From January to June, there...

data showing that Black men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer and more than twice as likely to die

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DURHAM, N.C. – A family history of cancer and genetic variants that might be inherited appear to be important risk factors for Black men diagnosed with early-onset prostate...

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso today launched a multimedia, multicultural maternal health public education campaign

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BROOKLYN, NY (November 16, 2022) – Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso (above center) today launched a multimedia, multicultural maternal...

“Segregation in health care is akin to residential racism; both are deeply embedded in our society.

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(New York, NY, November 14, 2022) – A team of equity researchers at Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) will use a $2.5 million grant from the National...

North Carolina's notorious Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, toxic contamination continued unabated for over thirty years

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For almost a century, the US military's negligent disposal of hazardous substances in and around its installations have adversely impacted the lives of our service members....

newsletter providing news and insights on strategies and interventions that seek to eliminate structural racism

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BOSTON, MA - The Healing ARC Campaign today released the first edition of its newsletter providing news and insights on strategies and interventions that seek to eliminate...

 reparations plan that raised Black net worth sufficiently to eliminate the racial wealth gap for Black American descendants

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BOSTON, MA - A study published Monday in JAMA Network Open concludes that the racial wealth gap has lethal implications for Black Americans. On average, White households...

Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts passed away from pancreatic cancer at 73.

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Sadly, days before Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, religious leader Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts passed away from pancreatic cancer at 73. His loss was a massive blow to his...

Economically distressed counties were saddled with poor health even before the pandemic struck

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The Covid-19 pandemic offers fresh proof of the tight relationship between individual health outcomes and the strength of the local economy. New county-level findings from...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that there is a very narrow window to prevent genocide in Tigray.

The Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged the international community and the media on Wednesday to give the crisis in Ethiopia “the attention it deserves”.

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“Smoking kills and its inequitable impact is not accidental, it is by design,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan.

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The New York City Health Department Monday released a new report emphasizing the need to address the root causes of smoking inequities, with recommendations on how to make...

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