Category: Disparities

Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

A study from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health found states where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act had an increase in prescriptions for a drug to combat opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15,000 people died in the ...

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Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Half of Black and a quarter of Hispanic gay and bisexual men will likely be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new study. This disturbing prediction by the nations premiere health agency, begs the question - Are Public Health Institutions failing people of color. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Psychologist, Dr. Sidney Trantham

Psychologist, Dr. Sidney Trantham

Dr. Sidney Trantham knows what it’s like to be in need. In fact, from an early age he was destined to join the ‘helping profession.’ “I knew I always wanted to help people from an early age. I actually started my college career with going to medical school. But my heart wasn’t in it. I got into psychology because I ...

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Health Disparities Shame America

Health Disparities Shame America

African American health disparities in America has persisted since slavery, through the industrial age to present day. The ugly facts of racial health disparities is that many are preventable. But you might not know that after reading the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America. A 2013 Centers ...

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PTSD: Black Men Under Siege

PTSD: Black Men Under Siege

  The latest images in the news of African American Men being gunned down, choked out, beaten, and suffering life altering injuries at the hands of the police has captivated our attention. The mental health of so many African American Men has been forever changed due to these fatal trends. Many African ...

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Prevent Diabetes STAT

Prevent Diabetes STAT

With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that they have joined forces to take urgent action to Prevent Diabetes STAT and are urging others to ...

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