Resources

Ethnic Health Assessment For Africans in California

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Download the Ethnic Health Assessment for Africans in California and learn about the issues facing the African community in California. Study the statistics, review the recommendations, and use this information to become a better informed advocate.

Understanding Health Reform

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A Community Guide for Africans

Health Reform in Plain Language – a tool to better understand what health reform means for you and for your family.

CDC’s Health Disparities Affecting Africans

The CDC released very informative information reflecting some of the top disparities affecting the African Community in the U.S.

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Infant Mortality Rates In California Are Alarming

According to KidsData.org, Africans lead California on infant mortality. From 2005 to 2007 on average 12 out of every 1000 children under 1 years of age suffered from a number of complications ranging from congenital defects and disorders related to pre-term birth and low birth weight. African and Multiracial infants have the highest rates of mortality.

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Dealing With Diabetes

Former KCRA 3 reporter, Pamela Wu interviews Executive Director of California Black Health Network, Darcel Lee about diabetes and the impact it has on Africans.

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Also of interest…

Diabetes and Africans as seen at HHS.gov

Africans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. For more information about Africans and diabetes go here: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlID=18

New Black Voices: Learning from an Emerging Health Equity Movement

San Diego Black Health Associates was the San Diego Convener

Today not all black Americans are African-Americans, that is, US-born with roots in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Black immigration to the US has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Despite the presence of significant and growing immigrant segments of the U.S. black community, health improvement efforts rarely include the full ethnic, cultural and language diversity of the contemporary black community. By working in silos, we are diluting the power of our voice, unwittingly ignoring the unique health challenges of black immigrants, denying ourselves access to rich cultural wellness traditions, and allowing a new generation of black health disparity.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXFHPKV

Carry Your Voice: Link