Minority Health Resources
Allegheny County Health Department
Includes Community Health Profiles with minority information.
UPMC Cancer Centers: Early Detection and Prevention Services: African American Cancer Program
The African American Cancer Program focuses on western Pennsylvania's African American population, whose cancer education, diagnostic and treatment needs often go undetected or unaddressed for a variety of socioeconomic reasons. UPMC Cancer Centers is addressing the problems of higher cancer morbidity and morality in the regional African American population through efforts to increase awareness of cancer prevention and early detection strategies.
University Center for Social and Urban Research
This center at the University of Pittsburgh regularly publishes studies dealing with Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
- Allegheny County Health in Black and White - April 2011
The Health Status of African Americans in Allegheny County - January 2002
These papers analyze current health conditions and problems of African Americans in Allegheny County and suggest some local policies and programs for improving conditions and alleviating problems.
Pennsylvania Department of Health: Minority Health and Health Equity
There are 7 Minority Health Disparities Reports produced that identify public health problems where there are significant differences between Whites and other races or ethnicities.
Fact sheets and other medical information
American Diabetes Association: African American Program
With diabetes on the rise among African Americans, an ambitious and groundbreaking program was created to increase diabetes awareness among those most at risk.
Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
On this page from the National Institutes of Health, you can download a 32 page booklet with heart healthy recipes.
Institute of Medicine: Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
This is a March 2002 report in which a panel of experts documents inequality in health care and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Published by the National Academies Press, you may read this report online.
Kaiser Family Foundation: Minority Health
Reports on racial disparities in healthcare.
MedlinePlus: African American Health
Links to the latest news and studies on African American Health. From the National Library of Medicine.
Multicultural Action Center: African American Resources
Mental health resources for the African American community.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
A center at the National Institutes of Health whose mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.
National Medical Association
The national professional organization of African-American physicians.
Office of Minority Health
This office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers health resources for African Americans and other minorities.
Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy: America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How to Look Great, Feel Better, and Live Longer by Eating Right
RA778.4.A36 B76 2004
Dr. Ro gives an overview of minority health problems and talks about how healthy foods and lifestyles can help prevent them.
The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes
This comprehensive guide includes the latest medical treatments for diabetes-medications, insulin therapies, blood glucose monitors, plus the pros and cons of supplements, herbs, and alternative diets.
RA645.D5 D513 2010
In this comprehensive book, top experts in the field of diabetes report on the clinical and public health perspectives on the prevention, intervention and treatment of diabetes within the African-American community.
Dr. Gavin's Health Guide for African Americans
RA778.4.A36 G38 2004
In addition to discussing genetic factors, Dr. Gavin offers suggestions on how to change your life style and improve your health.
Prime Time: The African American Woman's Complete Guide To Miulife Health And Wellness
RA778.4.A36 G37 2001
Written by a physician and clinical psychologist, Prime Time is a guide to total health in midule age and a celebration of the strength, wisdom, and beauty of African American women in their second half of life.
The Heart of the Matter: Essential Advice for a Healthy Heart from Renowned Surgeons and Cardiologists
RC685.C6 H785 2012
The third edition of The Heart of the Matter stresses the importance of preventive and up-to-date steps one can take to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
High Blood Pressure: The Black Man and Woman's Guide to Living with Hypertension
RC685.H8 R3793 2002x
Hypertension is known as the "silent killer". Learn about the symptoms, prevention, risk factors, complications and treatments for hypertension.
Taking Care of Our Own: the Black American's Guide to Family Medicine
This book provides information on a variety of topics including nutrition, children's health, spirituality and minority health resources. 2004.
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