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Black, Latino Children Show Health Disparities by Fifth Grade

Black, Latino Children Show Health Disparities by Fifth Grade

As early as fifth grade, black and Latino children show striking disparities across a broad range of health-related behaviors, experiences, and outcomes, compared with non-Latino white children, according to a study published Aug. 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine.   Data have been limited for the pediatric population concerning disparities in such health-related […]

The Effects of Discrimination Could Last a Lifetime

Increased levels of depression as a result of discrimination could contribute to low birth weight babies.   Given the well-documented relationship between low birth weight and the increased risk of health problems throughout one’s lifespan, it is vital to reduce any potential contributors to low birth weight. A new study by Valerie Earnshaw and her […]

Initiative Aims to Improve Health, Success of Young Men of Color

Initiative Aims to Improve Health, Success of Young Men of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that it is investing $9.5 million in new funding for its Forward Promise initiative, aimed at improving the health and success of young men of color.   The centerpiece of the announcement is a new call for proposals that seeks innovative, community-based projects working to strengthen health, […]

Behind Mental Health Stigmas In Black Communities

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder has focused attention on the shame that sometimes accompanies mental health diagnoses in the African-American community. Psychiatrist William Lawson joins NPR’s John Donvan to discuss why such a stigma exists.   Read or listen to this NPR story here.

September National Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School

September National Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School

  Your attendance is requested at this year’s second quarterly National Leadership Institute (NLI)–Leadership Training, Friday, September 14– Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Boston, MA. The hosts for this quarter’s meeting are Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This training session is for all members including those currently holding or interested in SNMA leadership […]