By Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first formally recognized in May 2008 by the late Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling author, journalist, teacher and mental health advocate. Campbell passed away from cancer at the young age of 56 but not before witnessing the devastation of identifying, […]
Sounds of Blackness Director and Producer Gary Hines has gotten vaccinated and is encouraging Black Americans to set aside their vaccine hesitancy and rise to a new level in protecting the lives of our families, our loved ones, our communities and ourselves.
View a replay of the town hall meeting here.
By Dr. Eben Eno Cardiologist, cares for patients at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Milwaukee campuses This summer, we’re all looking forward to getting outdoors, enjoying Wisconsin’s beautiful parks, beer gardens and Lake Michigan beaches. But, heart health during summer months can be tricky business. It’s important to remember how the summer heat […]
By Darryl Sellers President Joe Biden has declared June a national month of action as the United States pushes through what is hopefully the tail end of the more-than-one-year pandemic. The White House is launching an effort to team up with 1,000 Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons across the country to help the Biden Administration […]
By Cheryl L. Dejewski “People need to realize that sight-threatening concerns didn’t take a pause during the pandemic. Problems could be progressing that can lead to serious consequences for your quality of life and independence, including a greater risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and needing home care or nursing home placement. And, the […]
Data show higher case rates and lower vaccination rates among Wisconsin’s Black, Indigenous, and people of color The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities page has been updated to include vaccination data in addition to existing data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by group. The data […]
Office of Children’s Mental Health Director Linda Hall today announces the publication of a new fact sheet, Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth, and details what our communities, schools, parents, and policymakers can do to make a difference. Highlights Compared to the general population, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth experience higher rates […]
By Hayley Crandall The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this month to encourage people across the country to donate blood to support cancer patients undergoing treatment, the organizations announced in a press release this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many procedures were delayed in order to ensure the […]
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Press Play” video, encouraging Black Americans to get vaccinated so we can “Press Play” and get back to the things in life we’ve missed and hold so dear.