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Seeking to integrate public health and community policing approaches to reduce health disparities and violent crimes and improve the health and well-being of communities of color, a major federal effort kicked off last month with a summit of more than 30 attendees from nine selected projects across the U.S.
During my pediatrics training in Pittsburgh, PA, I provided care to the young people—many of them boys and young men of color—at the juvenile detention center.
I’m one of the 16.4 million uninsured people who have gained health coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act five years ago.
In honor of National Nutrition Month®, MyPlate is sharing resources to help you bite into a healthy lifestyle everywhere you go! This blog highlights resources related to healthy eating at home.
Today, the Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of the Vice President, and the White House Council on Women and Girls commemorate the 10th observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
"Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works, when it works, in those critical life-changing moments."
Have you been making healthier choices over the past five years? #GimmeFive! Have you planted a garden, joined a dance class, eaten more fruits and vegetables? #GimmeFive! And, in the spirit of Let’s Move! – whether it’s pushups or recipes or hours spent on your health – can you #GimmeFive more?
My parents are lucky. Even though they are in their early 60s, they don’t have any serious health problems. But at their stage in life, they know an accident or illness is a real possibility. Since my mother and father are both self-employed, they went to the Health Insurance Marketplace last year to find health plan options, and were able to get coverage that fits their needs. But like many newly insured Americans, they felt that making sense of their new coverage was difficult.
Each year in the U.S., 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida, a birth defect caused by lack of folic acid in the mother’s diet. Spina bifida, like many other birth defects, can be prevented.
Nothing is more important to us than our family. We cherish time together, every birthday party, holiday gathering and special celebration. And we shouldn’t let glaucoma make us lose sight of these deeply treasured traditions.