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T.R.Y. 2 QUIT! TOBACCO here  Alternative to Suspension, Prevention, Intervention

Screening Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment  (SBIRT) in Durham Public Schools  CLICK HERE 
 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Coalition Members and About Us
 
 

 

 
The Goal of the African American Health Improvement Initiative is to support health and wellness in communities of color through education, advocacy and action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOUR ENVIRONMENT - IS IT MAKING YOU SICK?
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Social factors can affect health directly and indirectly as their effects accumulate across individuals' lifetimes and across generations, leading to vicious cycles between social factors and health. Although genes and medical care also are important, social factors probably play a greater role than either, and interact with both. Fortunately, many social factors can be influenced by policies and programs.

SOCIAL FACTORS:

  • Early Life Experience

    Early childhood experiences can have powerful influences on an individual's health, not just in childhood but throughout life. Children born premature and underweight are more likely to face health problems than their peers, which can later lead to other factors which negatively impact health. 

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  • Education

    Education has profound health effects. More education makes an individual more aware of healthy and unhealthy choices and makes it easier to make healthy choices. 

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  • Income

    For centuries, poverty has been linked to ill health. It is not difficult to understand why the poor would have worse health than people with greater economic means. We now know that even middle-class people generally have poorer health than the most affluent. 

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  • Work

    Work can influence health in many ways, including through links both with health care insurance and with physically hazardous exposures in the workplace. 

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  • Housing

    Poor-quality housing poses a risk of exposure to many conditions that can contribute to poor health, such as indoor allergens that can lead to and exacerbate asthma, injuries, and exposure to lead and other toxic substances.

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  • Community

    Characteristics of communities can influence health in many direct and indirect ways. For example, neighborhoods can be physically hazardous because of air and chemical pollution, traffic, lack of sidewalks and safe places to exercise, and because of crime. Read more

  • Race and Ethnicity

    Racial and ethnic background has profound effects on an individual health primarily because of the different social and economic experiences advantages and disadvantages that go along with race and ethnicity. 

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  • The Economy

    The general economic environment can affect health by affecting levels of unemployment, wages and benefits, barriers to educational attainment, and availability of social and health services. 

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    RESOURCES

 
Guide to Durham Resources resource guide  
Adolescent Health, Behavioral Health, Clothing, Communication Resources, Diabetes Resources, Financial Assistance, Food Access, Health Resources (English and Spanish), Housing, Legal Aid, Medications, Nutrition Support, Spanish Speaking Services, Vision Care and Women's Health Services
 

Young Adults ages 16 - 24 resources

Durham YES, Youth Employed & Succeeding, is a comprehensive youth services program under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) legislation of 1998. The goal of Durham YES is to better prepare young adults, ages 16-24, for education and employment.

 
 
NEWS, ARTICLES AND RESEARCH
 
BLACK YOUTH PROJECT
A comprehensive review of multiple aspects of life
Learn more here
 
CHANGING WHAT YOU CAN CHANGE 
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An article from Redbook, 1987   
by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D 
Shared by Mr.Ernest Daniels, Realtor/Broker, Lafayette, LA
with permission Copyright © 1987 Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.  All rights reserved.
 

DIABETES

Please take the opportunity to view the Diabetes Coalition Videos. Just click on the titles below.
 
Stress                   Dental Care                     Rethink Your Drink                             Family History
Cynthia                 Portion Control                 Physical Activity                                Foot Care
 
WOMEN
 
 
MEN
 
CHILD
 
GENERAL HEALTH TOPICS
 

 

 
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