HEALTH AWARENESS

HEALTH AWARENESS PRIORITY FOCUS:

•  Childhood and Family Obesity Initiative

•  Cancer Health Disparities Program

•  Metabolic Syndrome Initiative

•  Prevention/Decrease Mortality

•  Improve Health Outcomes

•  Access to Affordable Healthcare

•  Culturally Competent Research

•  Quality of Life – Public Safety and Crime

EMAIL: healthawareness@ncbwpgc.net for more information.

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Watch the Webinar on Sickle Cell Disease

NCBW authorized a Resolution on Sickle Cell Disease, charging all chapters and members to implement action to understand, development, and implement programs to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease in their local community.

Host Chapters: (Maryland): Prince George's County Chapter, Anne Arundel County Chapter, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, (California): Los Angeles Chapter, Central Valley Chapter, Oakland/Bay Area Chapter, San Francisco Chapter, and Silicon Valley Chapter.

Sickle Cell Disease Webinar Video

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Health Topics of Interest

Thyroid Awareness Month

A study of a large cancer database found that blacks are 2.3 times more likely to get the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer (anaplastic). It may be time to have your thyroid check.  Click on the above link and “Take the Quiz.”

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is also known as “the sneak thief of sight.”  Glaucoma is really prevalent in the African American community. Click on the “National Glaucoma Awareness” link above for additional information.

African American Women Cervical Health Awareness

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the website, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year. African American women are the second most likely group to develop cervical cancer.     

National Blood Donor Month

On December 31, 1969 — the president of the United States (Richard Nixon) signed a proclamation designating January as National Blood Donor Month (NBDM). Due to COVID-19 and the holidays there is a dire need for blood donations.  Please consider donating blood today!

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Important Resources publish by the Prince George's County Department of Health:

Healthy People provides a framework for prevention for communities in the U.S. Healthy People 2020 is a comprehensive set of key disease prevention and health promotion objectives. The health objectives and targets allow communities to assess their health status and build an agenda for community health improvement.

PGC Health Department: Health Department | Prince George's County, MD (princegeorgescountymd.gov) 

PGC Health Zone: Prince George's County Health Department:: Indicators :: Healthy People 2020 Progress Tracker (pgchealthzone.org) 

Check back to our Events for more information on upcoming events and activities. Your health is important to us!