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Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts webcast on social determinants of health

Where you live affects your health. Life expectancies and chronic disease rates vary from zip code to zip code, even across small geographic distances. Experts say the reasons for this are the social determinants of health, which are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of […]

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National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® reaches underserved rural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 The Prevent Cancer Foundation® partners with Health Wagon of Wise, Virginia, to bring information about cancer prevention and early detection to underserved people of Appalachia. Alexandria, VA – Each year, the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event in Wise, Virginia, sees thousands of underserved people who live in […]

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Providing cancer prevention education and screening to Southeast Asian communities

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® has awarded community grants for cancer prevention and early detection projects in 29 states, tribes and territories, from remote and rural areas to sprawling cities. Our community grantees work hard to reach underserved populations so everyone can get the education, screening or treatment he or she needs. For Minority Health Month […]

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ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

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Addressing equal access to preventive care in Tunisia

As a member of the Tunisian Association for Defending the Right to Health, Dr. Amna Khalfaoui plans to travel from North Africa to attend this year’s Dialogue for Action® conference. Dr. Khalfaoui is this week’s guest blog contributor. She discusses what challenges Tunisia faces to improving health care and what she’s most looking to take […]

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Come to Dialogue with Aetna Foundation’s Garth Graham

  Garth Graham, MD, MPH, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Dialogue for Action® conference. Dr. Graham is president of the Aetna Foundation and a national authority on health disparities. We talked to Dr. Graham about his work to improve health equity across the country and what he’s looking forward to discussing at […]

Help Raise Awareness about the Link between Viruses and Cancer in Minority Populations

Though cancer affects people of all races and ethnicities, there is a greater disease burden for certain populations. This is also true for viruses that are linked to cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C are preventable viruses that can lead to several types of cancer and disproportionally affect communities of color. For […]