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Celebrating Black History Month: Dr. Regina Benjamin

Posted Wednesday February 27, 2019 by healthgap

By Jude Luke Dr. Regina Benjamin served as the 18th US Surgeon General from 2009-2013, making her the 3rd black woman in history to hold the rank. During her tenure,...

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Celebrating Black History Month: Dr. Lucy Oxley

Posted Thursday February 14, 2019 by healthgap

By Jude Luke Dr. Lucy Oxley was the first African American woman to earn a Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1935. Her parents, a...

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Press the Right Button: The relationship between choice and access to healthy living options

Posted Thursday December 06, 2018 by healthgap

By: Moriah Israel Lifestyle diseases, or illnesses that are primarily associated with daily living habits, make up 4 of 5 of the leading causes of death for Black Americans. Heart...

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Health Gap Urges Individuals Needing Health Insurance to Take Advantage of Either Medicare or the ACA Open Enrollment

Posted Thursday December 06, 2018 by Andria Carter

CINCINNATI – The Center for Closing the Health Gap is urging individuals or families in need of health insurance to take advantage of the open enrollment periods for the Affordable...

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Harris Speaks at EF Hutton Talks Social Capital Conference

Posted Monday October 22, 2018 by Andria Carter

The Center for Closing the Health Gap uses a ground up approach in its work to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Our COO, Renee Mahaffey Harris, explained at the...

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Vote to Maintain Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage

Posted Friday October 19, 2018 by healthgap

By Clyde Henderson, MD, Cincinnati Medical Association We are the physicians of the Cincinnati Medical Association representing “the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity...

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You don’t have to be in prison to be on death row

Posted Wednesday October 10, 2018 by Andria Carter

Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy for all Americans has increased significantly. Despite this, minority groups, especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American Indians, have persistently been...

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Men’s Health Initiative Hosts First Black Men’s Health Town Hall

Posted Friday September 21, 2018 by Andria Carter

The Center for Closing the Health Gap Men’s Health Initiative is hosting a Black Men’s Health Town Hall on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at South...

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Knowing the Risk of Diabetes

Posted Wednesday September 05, 2018 by healthgap

Daphene Baines, instructor for the Do Right! Healthy Steps Series, offers some insight on living with and knowing the risk of diabetes. I read a post on Facebook that talked about...

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What is Holistic Health?

Posted Wednesday August 15, 2018 by healthgap

Living a healthy lifestyle is more than addressing your medical needs, it’s also about taking care of oneself both physically and mentally. Practicing self-care means taking time to have fun,...

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