Topic: News and Blog

Health Reform: An Opportunity to Address Health Inequalities

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.

Read the entire blog post.

Top 100 Healthy Living Book

PSC President, Judy Lubin, The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty, and Balance makes’s Top 100 Healthy Living Books for November, 2007.

PSC President, Judy Lubin, Receives Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts Award

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.

Urban League Launches New Health Website

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.