Black Maternal Health Week calls attention to disparities

Black Maternal Health Week falls in the second week of April; appropriately, it takes place during National Minority Health Month. While minorities face disparities across all health systems, Black women and mothers face a disproportionate number of concerns before, during, and after pregnancy. The 2021 County Health Rankings reported that 9% of babies born in [...]

Local Food Coordinator Position will enhance food system projects across Cambria County

Building and strengthening relationships between food distributors and those who need better access to healthier foods is a priority of the Local Foods, Local Places initiative in Cambria County. With this goal in mind, the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health collaborated with 40 local stakeholders, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (The Food Bank), Aetna [...]

Black History Month tackles health and wellness

Since 1976, every United States president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. 2022’s theme “Black Health and Wellness” means not only celebrating contributions from African Americans, but also calling attention to the major disparities faced in health care and social services. When it comes to disparities in maternal and [...]

2022-03-15T15:24:42+00:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Health, Population Health, Pregnancy, Wellness|Tags: , |
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