To help remedy Chicago's dire blood shortage caused by COVID-19, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Rev. Byron Brazier of Apostolic Church of God are partnering to hold a community blood drive Friday. African-American blood donors are especially needed to help patients battling sickle cell disease. Blood banks have...
26 states and District of Columbia share settlement Attorney General Curtis Hill announced recently that Indiana, along with 26 other states and the District of Columbia, has joined the federal government in reaching an agreement that settles allegations against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. The settlement with Indiana will resolve allegations that Novartis...
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are part of the backbone of Indiana’s health care safety-net. Non-profit, community-driven primary health care providers, CHCs serve Hoosiers who are identified as medically under-served and may otherwise have no access to health care. Collectively, Indiana’s CHCs provided primary care services to nearly 600,000 Hoosiers...
African-American men are at higher risk than any other group in the country so Get It Checked By Ana Fadich Tomsic Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 192,000 men this year – and kill more than 33,000 – making it second only...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
The Black Church PAC recently urged the presidents of Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana, both historically Black colleges, to refrain from offering their students up as guinea pigs for controversial and untested coronavirus vaccine trials. Given the Black community’s troubling experience with the American medical system – experience...
A fast-growing network of value-based, primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is launching Community Testing Days for safe and convenient “drive-thru” parking lot COVID-19 testing in September at a variety of locations across Chicago. The testing is available for both existing Oak Street Health patients and for the general...
The third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States is colorectal cancer. African Americans are at higher risk for the disease, and some 2019 statistics show incidence rates were 24 percent higher among Black men and 19 percent higher in Black women....
Chicago-based, social entrepreneur makes third city-wide tour-stop in Bronzeville WHO: Build Bronzeville; BoxvilleChi; Urban Growers Collective; Chicago-based social entrepreneur Dinai Yelverton of The uDe Agency; Dr. Stephanie Johnson of the Plano Child Development Center; community members WHAT: Boxville’s Weekly Community Day WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2020; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Boxville (Parking Lot)...
Health Officials: No Reason to Believe General Public was Exposed The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security are notifying the public that two staff members at a recent Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Harvey have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals...