April 1, 2007
Conference Targets Obesity among Minorities
The Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust sponsored a conference on obesity. The article by Maya Kremen indicated how obesity is killing more minorities than ever. Also, it highlights various events of the conference and experience of people who attended the conference. Visit this link for full article.
October 25, 2006
The Star Ledger
Top Health Plans Find No Cure for Racial Disparities
An article highlighting a study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston and Brown Medical School in Rhode Island was featured in the October issue of Star Ledger. The article by Angela Stewart indicated that the health outcomes for blacks are still less than whites even when blacks have higher-performing plans. Dr Diane Brown, IEHD was interviewed about the results of this study and was not surprised by its results. Please call: 973-972-4382
September 28 & 30, 2006
New Jersey Network (NJN) News (Trenton): Dr Diane Brown was interviewed about a free prostate cancer screening that was sponsored by IEHD in Newark at the University Hospital in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (September 18-23, 2006). The segment aired on September 28, 2006 at 5.30pm, 6pm, 7.30pm and 11pm. Contact IEHD: 973-972-4382
IEHD was featured in the UMDNJ Research Fall 2006 issue. In this issue, Dr Diane Brown talked about disparities in cancer morbidity and mortality rates. For more information contact IEHD at 973-972-4382
July 07, 2005
The Star Ledger
Time to Face Unpleasant Necessities
An article highlighting
the Barber Shop Initiative was featured in the July 7 th edition
of the Star Ledger. The article by Barry Carter described the initiative,
which is a collaboration between the Institute for the Elimination
of Health Disparities, UMDNJ-University Hospital and Prostate Net.
Using Barbershops as a conduit for information, the program providing
free screening and education about prostate cancer for African Americans
men in Newark.
March 07, 2005
The Courier News
Group keeps Minorities Informed on Health Care
The ongoing work of the Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities was highlighted in The Courier News. The article mentioned current projects that the institute is involved in, including Project EXPORT which focuses on reducing cancer rates and deaths in minority communities. The article also mentioned that the Institute plans to expand its outreach efforts to diverse Central Jersey municipalities such as Plainfield and Bound brook in the near future.
For the entire article please contact the Institute or Reka Bala at The Courier News. (email@example.com)