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How does mistrust serve as a barrier for Colorectal Cancer screening amongst African-American men? This article from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health helps explain. #publichealth #healthequity #healthdisparities

Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

How are disaprities in healthcare still so common in racial minorities in the United States? #healthequity #healthdisparities…/report-finds-significant-racial…/

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The world of Diabetes research and disparities continues to evolve. The ADA speaks more on these changes. #healthequity #healthdisparities #diabetesdisparities…/health-disparities-scientific-ses…

Health disparities in the U.S., including inequalities in the delivery of care and access to care across various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, are of widespread concern, particularly in people with diabetes who require continuous, regular health care to effectively manage their disease.

Want to learn more about healthy cooking, fitness, and much more this summer? If so, then sign up for Wake Forest's Best Health Program!

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Despite advances in healthcare, health disparities in the United States continue to grow. #healthdisparities #healthequity #healthcare…/america-has-the-thir…/529158/…

When it comes to health disparities, the U.S. is outranked only by Portugal and Chile.|By Olga Khazan

Take care of your skin this summer while out in the sun! The NIH has shared some helpful tips to keep yourself and others healthy.

Be kind to your skin. Too much sun is not fun! Follow these tips to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sunlight. More from National Cancer Institute:

Exposure to UV radiation from the sun, sunlamps, and tanning booths causes early aging and skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. Find information, including tips, on how to protect your skin.

We are so excited to have partnered with the Office of Cancer Health Equity to help sponsor El Buen Camino 5K race on Wake Forest's Reynolda campus this evening!

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Does your child suffer from #headaches? Don't miss tips from Laura Granetzke, Family Practice Nurse and NHF Certified Headache Practitioner on Triad Moms On Main.

By Laura Granetzke, FNP-C, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and NHF Certified Headache Practitioner, Wake Forest Baptist Health Your child or teen has a headache, so you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever like Tylenol® or Ibuprofen®. After all, anything sold at the drugstore is harm...
Interventions that utilize community health workers for diabetes prevention, typically implemented in underserved communities, can improve health and reduce health disparities for adults with diabetes, according to a recent report released by a CDC task force.The Community Preventive Services Task F...
A major goal of public health is to reduce health disparities. The programs described in the MMWR Supplement, Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities—Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2016, are examples of CDC-sponsored initiatives that address health disparities with the goal…
GoalImprove the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.OverviewLGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. Sexual orientation and gender identity questions are not asked on most national or State surveys,…
Psychological health, access to care, expanded and personalized treatment options, and the tracking of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes are key areas emphasized in the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) new 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards). Produced annually by t...

Health Equity Research Opportunity (HERO) Fellowship Program was designed by a working group consisting of representatives from Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Johnson C. Smith, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina Central University, and Livingstone College. The overall goal of the HERO fe...llowship is to provide underrepresented junior faculty with the experience and skills that will ignite their research pursuits focused on health disparities. Because these institutions have an emphasis on teaching some of our brightest and innovative students, the goal is to further inspire teaching faculty to encourage their students to pursue a career in research focused on health disparities. (…/HERO---Health-Equity-Research-O…).

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