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2014-08-27 12:28:23

AWCAA Commemorates 10 Years With Fundraising Gala Honoring First Lady of Tanzania Madam Salma Kikwete & Keynote From Best-Selling Author Dr. Ian Smith WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For 10 years, the African Women's Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) has been helping minority women receive free mammograms and breast cancer treatment. Since it's inception, AWCAA has touched the lives of over 20,000 people domestically and internationally and on October 18, 2014 the...

2014-08-21 23:02:03

More than 300 attended the 112th National Medical Association's Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health Institute, celebrating its 10th anniversary and a national voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored three outstanding leaders in health disparities during the 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Distinguished honorees included: John Ruffin,...

2014-08-21 12:29:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania's second biennial Health Equity Conference, an event aimed at improving health care access and delivery. "The Department of Health is committed to improving the health of all Pennsylvanians," DeLone said. "Addressing the issues surrounding health care access for and delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations is a vital part of our...

2014-08-12 23:04:06

New book highlights steps to improved patient care, reducing health disparities and costs in health and healthcare Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The costs of health and healthcare are increasing annually in the United States and it is not likely to be fully solved with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Healthcare costs are at an all-time high, and across the country, hospitals in small towns, thriving cities and rural areas have similar problems: struggling hospitals...

2014-08-07 16:29:51

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the African-American community, the vast network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located around the country are treasured institutions. They are time-honored pathways to education for many African American high school graduates and even today continue to serve as beacons of higher education hope for many young African Americans....

2014-08-05 17:01:33

McGill University First study to assess state-by-state progress finds greater progress in northeastern states compared to western states Racial differences in life expectancy have declined nationally but still vary substantially across U.S. states, according to a new study by McGill University researchers. The findings, published in the journal Health Affairs, suggest that state policies could play a key role in further reducing racial differences in mortality. The researchers...

2014-07-22 16:27:23

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:10

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston received the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The award was presented July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:08

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:05

DETROIT, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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