The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign includes a media outreach strategy that features public service announcements sponsored by the Ad Council. (more…)
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In her latest Leading Voices blog, PSC president Judy Lubin, MPH, discusses the opportunity to reduce health disparities through comprehensive health reform.
She notes “Since as far back as 1899, W.E.B. Du Bois documented racial health disparities and their link to poverty and discrimination. Today, we have made few advances in addressing what Martin Luther King, Jr, called the “most shocking and inhumane” of all forms of inequality.”
“Access to a primary care doctor and screenings to prevent or catch health conditions before they worsen is a critical part of reducing these disparities,” she adds.
PSC has worked extensively in the area of health disparities, working with national health and policy organizations to improve the health of women and people of color.
PSC President, Judy Lubin, The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty, and Balance makes Amazon.com’s Top 100 Healthy Living Books for November, 2007.
PSC President, Judy Lubin, receives Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts Award from General Mills for her efforts to reduce the impact of heart disease among black women. through her Heart and Style initiative, founded in 2005. A $5000 community grant will be donated to Judy’s charity of choice–The Black Women’s Health Imperative. The grant will support the organization’s wellness programs.
The May 15th program was moderated by Dr. Ian Smith of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. Four other women also received a 2007 Sisters Saving Hearts Award.
Judy’s stress management tips featured in Ebony Magazine’s special section on heart disease.
The issue also features Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
The 2nd Heart and Style Conference and Fair will be held on March 18 Promotes Heart Disease and Diabetes Awareness among Black Women; Fox 5 News Anchor Shawn Yancy to Host Fashion Show Tribute to New Orleans
A Mother’s Gift Event at Echelon Mall Will Celebrate Breastfeeding on January 21; New Jersey Assemblywoman Cruz-Perez To Receive Award for Breastfeeding Advocacy
America Online, Pan American Health Organization and Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center Among Winners To Be Honored at Washington Breastfeeding Friendly Business and Community Awards on January 12
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation releases “Collective Leadership- Challenging a Bold New World: A Summary Report and Blueprint for Community Action”. The report, prepared by Public Square Communications, features session summaries from the 2003 Annual Legislative Conference and recommendations for community action and advocacy.
The National Urban League launched a new health education website at the organization’s national conference in Detroit. The content for the website was developed by Public Square Communications, and features information on 12 health issues of special concern to the African American community.