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Five Bay Area Counties Join Forces to Campaign to Push for Equity in Black Maternal Health and Infant Health

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  Five Bay Area counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Solano — announced #DeliverBirthJustice (DeliverBirthJustice.org), a regional public awareness campaign that puts birth justice for Black families front and center in the fight for racial justice in the Bay Area. The regional campaign highlights racism as a crisis that results in the deaths of Black women and infants at a disproportionate rate…

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Black Women’s Health Advocates Applaud Legislation to Address the Uterine Fibroid Crisis

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021 Would Fund 150 Million to Research Condition Affecting 80% of Black Women by Age 50. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) introduced the Senate companion bill to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, legislation that would appropriate $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for fiscal…

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The Ad Council, United Way Worldwide and The Rockefeller Foundation Launch New Campaign

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New campaign spotlights 211 helpline and encourages Americans to utilize the resource for assistance accessing federal, state and local aid During a time when America has faced one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression, and with ongoing updates to many relief programs, a new national PSA campaign launched by the Ad Council and United Way Worldwide, with…

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Los Angeles Says: Too Much Alcohol on These Streets!

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California Alcohol Policy Alliance Rally & Call-To-Action to Oppose State Assemblymember Gabriel’s Support for Sponsored Drinking on CA Sidewalks Advocates demand public health and social justice over corporate profits, oppose AB 61 & SB 314 LOS ANGELES — Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the Los Angeles district office of California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino), principal author of  AB 61 &…

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Ending Racism Partnership Panel of Health Experts Addresses Ways to Further Health Equity in Philadelphia and Society

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Result of Regional Sentiment Survey Identifies Criminal Justice, Education, and Housing as Top Areas Where Racism Exists Top regional health experts gathered before a virtual audience of nearly 400 at the “Blueprint to End Racism – Health Equity” panel discussions hosted by the Ending Racism Partnership (Partnership), a collaborative effort co-convened by the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence)….

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Black Health Matters and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. Partner To Convene Nation’s Largest Black Health Forum

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Community Invited to Hear from Nationally-Acclaimed Experts on Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Fitness, Wellness and More Over the last year, Black Americans have raised awareness from coast-to-coast, reminding everyone that our lives and votes matter. Black health matters, too. Black Health Matters For nearly a decade, Black Health Matters (BHM) has worked with a wide range of partners to raise awareness around chronic…

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Native American Youth Athletes to Attend NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena

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PHOENIX — The NABI Foundation is turning a negative situation into a positive with the assist of a generous donor and the Phoenix Suns. With the Phoenix Suns advancing into The NBA Finals, the Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI) Championship games scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Phoenix Suns Arena are preparing to relocate if there is a Finals game…

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Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation Announces the 2021 Youth To The Front Fund “Frontliners”

NEW YORK, June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Committed to fighting systemic racism, inequality and injustice, Nile Rodgers‘ We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) is honored to announce the 2021 Youth To The Front Fund “Frontliners”, representing 10 states in the USA and 9 countries on 5 continents. Committed to fighting systemic racism & inequity, Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation announces the 2021 Frontliners” WAFF created the Youth To…

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NASA Announces Public Meeting on Mission Equity, Request for Information

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NASA’s public meeting to discuss its recently issued request for information (RFI), entitled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities in NASA Programs, Contracts and Grants, will take place at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 13. The RFI is part of NASA’s Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess agency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential…

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“We Are Pharma!™” Initiative addresses COVID-19 Vaccination Concerns in Minority Communities

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In response to the increasing mistrust of the COVID vaccine in communities of color, Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP) has created an initiative that focuses on community education and increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence.  Additionally, it focuses on bridging the gap between the pharma industry and the communities it serves. A three-pronged framework is being utilized to create an accelerated and sustainable…

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