A long-term partner of Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), United Way of Metropolitan Chicago awarded ACCESS a two-year grant to expand its behavioral health services, which include mental health, behavior change and substance abuse disorder counseling services. The expansion, which has also been supported by the U.S. Department of...
To end a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes, Chicago joins 35+ communities across the nation in hosting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Advanced Urology Associates will partner on June 4 for a 10K run and...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) recently announced ‘Go Run, a free series of organized and timed 1 mile and 5K community runs in neighborhood parks across the city. It is a community-based initiative that serves to activate neighborhood parks and to...
Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study by psychologists at Indiana University. The work, which appears online in the journal Current Biology, is the first to...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Everyone knows a little about mental health issues, but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn't only about...
Have certain childhood vaccines caused an increase of autism in Black children, particularly boys? Was the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) involved in a cover-up of evidence to those facts? These and other questions will be discussed during a Saturday, May 7 town hall meeting at Mosque Maryam featuring the...
This Mother’s Day, May 8, and throughout the month of May, thousands of women across the state of Illinois and surrounding areas will participate in a hallmark event of the Access Community Health Network-led Pin-A-Sister™/Examinate Comadre™. As you know, the church plays a vital role in the lives of African-Americans...
Englewood Health Matters Day Initiative advances the dual messages of the importance of good physical and economic health for Englewood, in an effort to create Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a healthy “Beloved Community.” Englewood, on Chicago’s south side, is recognized as one of the city’s most economically...
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from Indiana families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant...
One in five Indiana high school students say they recently rode in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol. Young people may often think they are invincible, until the unthinkable happens and changes lives forever. To help ensure young people understand the dangerous impact drunk driving can...