Healthy Communities

  • Interested In the Relationship Between Genetics and Health Disparities: Click On My MedPage Today Interview!

    I am pleased to share with you a recent exclusive Facebook Live chat with Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today, titled, “Better Patient Education Needed About Genetics”. I hope it stimulates some productive ideas!  
  • NHLBI’s “Aim for a Healthy Weight” Educational Campaign: Take a Glance at Their “Guide to Physical Activity”

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a terrific educational campaign titled “Aim for a Healthy Weight”. As we all know, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help us prevent and control many diseases and conditions. When we are overweight or obese, we are […]
  • Check Out the CDC’s Article “Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free”

    I want to share an important article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled, “Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free”. E-cigarettes, electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid, are becoming extremely popular with our youth. Today’s e-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes and most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a […]
  • Interesting Article: “Barbershops Help Black Men Lower Their Blood Pressure”

    I want to share an interesting article I found on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) website titled, “Barbershops Help Black Men Lower Their Blood Pressure”. The author, Mark Sampson, M.S., Technical Writer-Editor, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), shared information regarding an NHLBI-funded study, which found that barbershops paired with pharmacists helped lower blood pressure […]
  • Are You Aware These HHS Website Resources Are Available To Everyone?

    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provides a wealth of resources, which are available to everyone via their informative link “Featured Topic Sites”. Their HHS websites cover  topics including vaccines, tobacco, health care, mental health, AIDS, food safety, bullying, autism, LGBT health, and more. Take a few minutes to explore the HHS websites available to everyone to […]
  • Take a Look at the Insightful CDC Article: “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an insightful article titled “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”, which highlights several reasons why physical activity is important … not only to lose weight, but also to promote better health! There are many activities you can choose from … you should select the activities that are enjoyable and match your […]
  • Take A Look At The Alliance For Health Policy’s Video: “Summit on Health Care Costs in America”

    Last month, I was excited to attend and participate in the Alliance for Health Policy’s Summit on Health Care Costs in America, which was held on May 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. As we all know, the conversation on health care costs in America is decades old, yet progress has been elusive. Terms like sustainability, affordability, and value are set forward as […]
  • Register to Attend the Alliance for Health Policy’s June 29th Congressional Briefing on Health Care Costs in America

    As Chair of the Alliance for Health Policy, I would like to invite you to register for the 2018 Opportunities for Progress Signature Series Congressional Briefing on Health Care Costs in America. The event will take place this Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building located at 50 Constitution Ave NE, Room G-50, Washington, DC, 20002. The briefing will be […]
  • Suicide Rates Are Increasing Across Our United States!

    All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of socioeconomic […]
  • It’s That Time of Year: Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Weather Risks!

    It’s that time of year again when all of us need to be alert to our spring and summer weather conditions, as they can be unpredictable with the risks of thunderstorms, some severe that bring with it lighting, tornadoes and flooding. Temperatures may fluctuate during the course of a day, which reminds us to be prepared for possible dangerous weather […]