Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director — Interview with the Black Press of America

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the death of over 500,000 Americans. Tens of millions have been infected,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the 19th CDC director and ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Communities of color and other buyers, beware of bold promises from health insurers

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues of healthcare equity to the forefront of discussions of racial justice. Even when controlling for factors like age and income, communities of color have been much more severely impacted that white Americans. A recent report by the Kaiser

Take Charge of Your Health Today.

This month’s Take Charge of Your Health topic is about the impact exercise can have on cognitive functioning. Cognitive functions are brain-based skills needed to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. When people have trouble remembering simple tasks, learning new things, reasoning or problem-solving, they have a cognitive impairment. This

All PA adults are eligible to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment, starting Tuesday

Starting next week, mobile vaccination and education units will be sent across Pennsylvania to provide vaccinations to underserved communities. by PublicSource Reporters Pennsylvania has moved up the date for when vaccines will be opened up to all adults. Starting on Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment,

COVID-19 testing and Black America

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively impacted by this deadly virus.