Published March 4, 2020 1145 Views
The African American Health Coalition continues to sound the alarm about the disproportionately high rates of death for African American women from breast cancer.
Published June 15, 2018 4380 Views
Per the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and needs of diverse patients. Delivering care in this way is not only a good idea, it promotes better health for more people.
African-American History in Health Care – When white folks catch a cold, black folks catch pneumonia
Published June 5, 2018 1131 Views
It has been well-documented that African Americans fare worse than their white counterparts across various health indicators such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular heart disease, hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity.
Published June 5, 2018 1038 Views
Medicaid has made it possible for our most vulnerable populations to receive medical care. As part of the new AHCA legislation, there would be drastic changes to Medicaid that would be devastating to the most vulnerable people of New York state and here in Monroe County.
Published June 5, 2018 1075 Views
According to the 2012 Monroe County Department of Health’s Adolescent Health Report Card, 57% of high school students in the city of Rochester reported ever engaging in sexual activity.
Published May 29, 2018 6137 Views
Published May 17, 2018 10717 Views
Published May 8, 2018 1016 Views
For African American communities in particular, tobacco-use rates are exceptionally disturbing, as 19.6 percent identify as regular tobacco users in Monroe County, compared to 10.6 percent of whites. Along with increased cancer risk, there is also an increased risk for developing heart disease, or stroke.
Published May 7, 2018 1078 Views
HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it once used to be. With help from community activists, researchers and scientists, HIV is now labeled a livable, manageable, chronic blood condition.
Published May 7, 2018 1027 Views
Our homes should be a safe place to live, and raise a family. But what happens when our own homes make us sick, or poison us?
Published May 1, 2018 1061 Views
Our clergy must use their power to lift up their congregations to overcome the issues that plague our neighborhoods.
Published April 20, 2018 1052 Views
health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
Published April 20, 2018 1315 Views
There is growing evidence showing that “implicit bias” among health care professionals can lead to unequal treatment of patients based on race. This unequal treatment can result in care decisions with poor outcomes.
Published April 17, 2018 1461 Views
The DSRIP program in our region requires safety net providers to collaborate around the implementation of 11 innovative projects that seek to improve the health care system and better coordinate care. If done successfully, the region could potentially earn up to $565M to reinvest in health care.
Published December 28, 2016 364 Views
Maybe you have seen signs of an opioid addiction: empty prescription bottles, needle marks on an arm, or money gone missing and unexplained.
Published November 30, 2016 745 Views
Published August 15, 2016 389 Views
Published May 9, 2016 329 Views
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ve started the countdown to the first day of summer vacation, when they can forget about the days of homework and testing. But research shows that for most kids, summer break leads to summer learning loss and, for some, summer weight gain.