We are so lucky to be with The Center for Health Progress learning about health equity in Creede today.
If you get a chance check out the new graphic novel funded by @thecoloradotrust - “Waiting For Health Equity.”
Sisters Communications recently interviewed Juliette Delman-Lagot, read about her experience building a communications department from the ground up at the recently launched NGO Alliance for Healthy Communities in Kigali, Rwanda. Freshly out of college, she learned how communications can be used as an advocacy tool to move the needle on health issues she cared deeply about.
"Though AHC made strides in their first operational year, their work and impact wasn’t recorded as they didn’t have the budget for a communications lead, website or any other communications activities. This was a sobering reminder that without communications, life-saving work can go completely unnoticed."
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Health Disparities in Lung Cancer
Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. Introduction and Overview of Disparities in North Carolina
Cornell P. Wright, MPA
Free and open to the public
LungCancerInitiativeNC.org or call 919-784-0410
#MEACTION SENDS RECOMMENDATIONS TO CDC TO UPDATE ITS ME WEBSITE
By: Jaime S
This past July, 2018, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched new webpages about myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) geared to practitioners. ME advocates, clinicians and researchers had provided feedback about updates to these pages but not all of their recommendations were taken on board. As a result, some sections of the site continue to misinform medical providers and potentially put patients at risk. (The CDC had previously removed recommendations for graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy a year prior in July of 2017.) I wrote an analysis about the CDC’s new webpages this past July, and the community weighed in about the CDC’s new ME/CFS webpages with 66 comments.
Based on my analysis and community feedback, #MEAction will send to the CDC the following recommended changes to update its ME/CFS webpages. Community-based suggestions to our recommendations are in red ink.
A special thanks to the fleet of patients who have helped by engaging with the CDC for the past few years — or the past few decades. I could not have written this without their feedback and assistance, and we would not be here without them.
You can read our Recommended Changes to the CDC’s ME/CFS Webpages by going to the full version of this article filed under News on meaction.net (link in the bio). @cdcgov#meaction#advocacy#healthequity#medicalresearch#medicalschool#myalgicencephalomyelitis#pwme#sciencebasedmedicine#endmecfs#canyouseeMEnow
This is my friend Emily (and our clinic director) and she made a badass #sti screening program that is really working! All you have to do is pee! Best presentation at the conference for real... and the ones by our friends too you know who you are ;) #healthequity
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Where will you be on November 10? We hope you said in San Diego with Us!
Join us for the 2018 Pre-Conference Meeting in San Diego, CA co-hosted by the Black Caucus of Health Workers(@blackcaucus1968 ) (celebrating their 50th anniversary!) , Black Ladies in Public Health(@bliph16) and the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (@saaphi91)! #LivingHistory: Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rodney G. Hood, the 101st President of the National Medical Association (NMA), for over 30 years has researched and lectured extensively on the historic aspects of race, ethnicity, genetics, and racism in medicine and the impact on today’s health inequities. He currently serves on several foundation boards that are focused on solutions to eliminate health inequities
#HonoringOurPast: APHA Press on Race and Health Disparities will be a panel discussion about an upcoming text focused on the issue of race and its influence on health. Hear from key researchers and academics on the history of race and its impact on health disparities past, present, and future.
#UpliftingOurFuture: #FORHEALTH: Leveraging Technology to Achieve Health Equity. This is where public health meets technology in the 21st Century! How do we use technology and social media in public health for advocacy, health promotion and health equity? Black Ladies in Public Health bring together public health innovators to show us how to leverage technology to achieve health equity.
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On healthism: “Each of us will have varying degrees of health and wellness throughout our lives and our arbitrary demands and expectations as it relates to the health and size of people’s bodies fuels inequality and injustice. “ Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not an Apology. As a natural medicine practitioner, I have a beautiful system to work within that recognizes individual variation. Our medicine has its foundation in approaching each body as unique. Each of our tools is built around this concept. It is our socialization and medical systems that narrow our vision and draw us away from that. #healthequity#haes#healthateverysize#ableism#healthism#naturalmedicine#eastasianmedicine#acupuncture#fiveelementacupuncture#nwfapdx#beaverton
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BCBSIL’s Dr. Derek Robinson has dedicated his career to helping all people achieve their best possible health. We followed up with him learn where he sees the biggest opportunities for #technology and #startups to make a difference in #healthequity. (Link in bio.)
This morning I will be keynoting a session at the South Carolina NAACP Annual Conference. This day is the most difficult day of the year for me. It was 18 years ago today that I lost my brother in a terrorist attack. Our family was changed forever. So you know I must believe in what I’m doing to spend my time on this day delivering this message. I do believe in it. What better way to honor my brother’s service and sacrifice than to serve and sacrifice my time to help others understand how we need to improve our health. #keynotespeakers#leadership#healthequity#healthdisparities#scnaacp#RememberTheCole#Oct12#GoldStarFamilies
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Happy National Coming Out Day! 🌈 🎈 @humanrightscampaign has tips for coming out to your doctor, to ensure you get the best health care, at hrc.org. Healthcare providers can learn LGBT-friendly care at lgbthealtheducation.org.
Feliz Día Nacional de Salir del Armario! 🌈 🎈 hrc.org tiene consejos para hablar con tu médico sobre tu orientación sexual, para asegurarte de que obtienes el mejor cuidado de salud. Los proveedores de atención médica pueden aprender el cuidado para personas LGBT en el sitio web lgbthealtheducation.org
Super fun poster activity at #cultureofhealth prize conference hosted by #rwjf. Felt good to flex my creative and artistic muscle with community leaders from across the country. Humbled and inspired and ready to do more to make #healthequity real. Congrats again to all #cultureofhealthprize winners - so good to be on this journey with you. And I know I spelled partners wrong - too little coffee, and had 5 minutes to knock it out #amateurartist#typos
Presented my research in a room full of experts in my field and my future employers. Overwhelmed by the large number of gaps in addressing racial disparities in Alzheimer disease, but also relieved I have a niche to fill with my research #alzheimers#dementia#healthequity#healthdisparities#washu
We're proud to be lead sponsor for this year's #Az#HealthEquity conference. Our Mercy Care team also spoke with Telemundo to help educate the community about health disparities and ways they can improve their health and wellbeing. #AzHEC18#mercycares4az
Happy National Coming Out Day to all my fabulous, 🌈 rainbow, unicorn 🦄 queer family!! I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this community. And grateful to live in an area where I’m able to be out and proud and feel safe. Being able to fully inhabit my identities and continue to explore them is such an integral part of my well being both mentally and physically. We have so much work to do to ensure that LGBTQIA folks everywhere have this right to a whole existence. If you consider yourself a straight ally, I urge you to really view that word as a verb. Allyship requires action. You can participate in National Coming Out Day by disclosing what actions you are taking to ensure the safety and inclusion of LGBTQIA folks. Particularly our femme trans members of color. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 For instance, I’m following trans women and femmes of color on social media, boosting their voices and trying to follow their lead. I’m voting for candidates next month that support legislation that provides equal protection to BIPOC/transgender individuals. I am committing myself to finding more ways to directly support these individuals too. #nationalcomingoutday#healthequity#transformativejustice#fiveelementacupuncture#beaverton#acupuncture#eastasianmedicine#pride🌈 #queer#unicorn#lgbtqiaplus#nwfapdx#transhealth#vote
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UGHE is delighted to announce the release of our 2018 Impact Report. In creating this report, we had the opportunity to reflect on the University’s growth. Our shared vision of #HealthForAll has carried UGHE from a simple idea, to a living, breathing space where the next generation of #HealthEquity champions will not only live, but where they will learn how to change the world 🌍
We invite you to read our report (🔗 in bio) and join us as we look toward a future led by leaders who value collaboration, innovation, and most importantly, equity.
FREE ONLINE COURSE 🍓🍓🍓Childhood obesity is one of the many health observances highlighted in September. Unfortunately children and teens from communities of color are still most affected, compared to children and teens from other racial and ethnic groups. 🍋🍋🍋I created a FREE online course to coach families in creating a family centered healthy lifestyle change plan. A family centered healthy lifestyle plan is recommended by health experts and researchers for kids and teens who have gained too much weight. 🌯🌯🌯
Please check out the course or share it with someone you think may benefit from it. This course is a great resource for individuals and parent groups. If you don't belong to a parent group create one, through your child or teen's school, at work, a community center or your place of worship. The course is FREE to the public. It is the first of a series of healthy lifestyle courses that LLBJ Culinary and Wellness Enterprises LLC will offer to the public for FREE. 🥑🥑🥑
To Access the Course:
Click "Free Healthy Lifestyle Courses" on the menu at the top of the page.
Click on the title of the course
Take the course as many times as you would like.🍅🍅🍅
Be Well, Stay Well
Dr. Fiona B. Lewis #healthyfamilies#healthychildren#healthyteens#forparents#freeonlinecourse#wellness#healthequity#rdapproved