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Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Imperative President Calls IOM Recommendations of Preventive Services, “A Major Gain for Black Women – All Women” WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2011 – Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) eight preventive health services and screenings that support women’s overall health and wellness. The more»
Published Saturday, June 4, 2011
On June 5, 1981, the first case of the disease that is now known as AIDS was diagnosed in the United States. At that time, little was known about this disease. Initially, it was portrayed as a gay, white man’s disease, and it was thought not to be a concern for Black America. Thirty years later, we now know that our original thoughts were far from the more»
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011
March 23rd 2011 marks the first year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, the groundbreaking legislation that makes it possible for millions of Black Americans to have access to health insurance and health care. It is a historic effort to repair an inadequate health system by lowering health care costs, providing more options for more»
Published Monday, February 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2011 – Every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. The fact that Black women account for 9 out of every 10 newly infected females in the U.S. is even more startling. The harsh reality is that 1 in 30 Black women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their life. To help combat this statistics, the more»
Published Monday, January 24, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2011 – The Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) is pleased to announce seven new members of the board of directors and three returning members who will help lead the 28-year-old organization toward its vision of eliminating health disparities among Black women and girls. The 12-member board of directors will be more»
Published Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Many Black women don’t get the preventive health care we need to stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives and reduce our health care costs. Often because of cost and access, many of us only receive half of the recommended preventive services – if any at all. The fact that we are at a much greater risk of developing breast more»
Published Monday, September 13, 2010
With the 2010 Affordable Care Act, for the first time in our nation’s history, Black women will receive access to some preventative care services without copayments, deductibles and coinsurance payments In 13 days on September 23, women will receive improved access to some preventive services and screenings. However, not all women are covered and not all more»
Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
On most the recent episode of First Wednesday: Conversation with Byllye and Ngina on “How to Find a Good Therapist,” Ngina Lythcott mentioned that listeners can request a free copy of Saving Our Last Nerve: The Black Women’s Path to Mental Health written by Marilyn Martin, M.D., M.P.H., for the low shipping and handling cost of $5.95. Saving Our Last more»
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