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Hope Initiative’s Groundbreaking Research on Minority Health Brings “Opportunity Approach” to Redressing Racial and Ethnic Inequities

WASHINGTON - The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative today launched a state-of-the-art platform that supports a new narrative on health inequities and provides achievable pathways for states to eliminate health disparities. In the midst of a national Reckoning on Race and the COVID-19 pandemic, this comprehensive data on populations of color is a critical resource for policymakers, as well as the medical and public health fields.

Dr. Gail C. Christopher

Mental Health & Wellness Program© to Host First Module About Exploring the Impact of COVID-19

Miami, Fl.— RER Consulting Enterprise, LLC (RER) was awarded a grant and recently launched the COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program©. The Program will host its first module “COVID & YOU: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF COVID.” The Program’s objective is to assist Miami-Dade County residents navigate the myriad of challenges during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on the wide spectrum of mental health-related issues associated with disasters and pandemics.

Kinship Partners Honor Caregivers

Wilton Manors, Florida – Broward Health joined its Kinship Care partners to celebrate Broward County residents who have stepped in to serve as guardians for a relative or family friend. On Sept. 19, the caregivers gathered at Kids In Distress (KID) in Wilton Manors,where they received gift baskets from seven Kinship sponsors, nutritious food donated by Feeding South Florida and school supplies donated to Children’s Services Council of Broward County.

Mental Health & Wellness Program© to Host First Module About Exploring the Impact of COVID-19

Miami, Fl. —  RER Consulting Enterprise, LLC (RER) was awarded a grant and recently launched the COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program©. The Program will host its first module “COVID & YOU: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF COVID.” The Program’s objective is to assist Miami-Dade County residents navigate the myriad of challenges during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on the wide spectrum of mental health-related issues associated with disasters and pandemics.

“Little Miracle Leaves NICU”

Bella Rose, who was born at 25 weeks weighing 1 pound and 7 ounces, graduated today (9/11) from Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Bella Rose spent 106 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She entered the world at 25 weeks weighing less than 2 pounds and is leaving the hospital on Sept. 11, 2020, weighing nearly 7 pounds.

Health Staff Recognized and Awarded For Long Service and Outstanding Service

Scores of staff members will be recognized at several conferences throughout the month of November for longstanding service to public healthcare and notable service during the dengue outbreak in 2019. Staff members also received graduation certificates for the community health aide programme and events planning course which they recently participated in. Mrs. Thomas Edwards encouraged the recipients to move forward with determination as they serve the community amidst the Covid-19 pandemic currently affecting the island.

Parish Manager for the Manchester Health Services, Sandia Chambers-Ferguson (left) and staff members from the Manchester Health Services share a photo opportunity, following a staff conference at the Mile Gully Health Centre in Manchester on Tuesday, November 3.

Why it’s Essential to Get Vaccinated for HPV, Even During a Pandemic

One of the many unintended consequences of the pandemic is that the public has not made preventative healthcarea priority, creating a perfect storm for potential health and medical issues in the future.This is also true with the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can be contracted and spread by both men and women.

COVID-19 Toll

The following is a list of countries in the Caribbean with more than 500 novel coronavirus infections through Aug. 28, 2020 compiled by Worldometer.

Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

(StatePoint) Sponsored by Amgen. Did you know that 25 percent of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly one in five patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, within one year.

Managing cholesterol helps reduce the risk of another heart attack.

Jamaica-Health-Jamaica Records Five Deaths from COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 2, CMC – Jamaica has recorded five more coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 116 as health authorities announced plans for community consultations aimed at engaging stakeholders at the parish level in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Grenada Joins WHO Program to Support Virus Vaccine

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada – Health Minister Nicholas Steele has confirmed that Grenada is one of the 172 countries that has complied with the request from the World Health Organization (WHO) to join the vaccine arm of The Access to coronavirus (COVID-19) Tools.

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