MESSAGE FROM THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: In collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), as well as the Center for Minority Health, Centers for Healthy Hearts and Souls, the Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action, Gateway Medical Society and other groups in the community, one of the major community awareness events is the annual Diabetes Alert Day, which is always the 4th Tuesday of March (the 23rd this year). This is a national wake-up call to raise awareness about diabetes and get people to look at their risk factors. If you score in the high range, we urge people to see their medical provider for further evaluation to confirm whether they have diabetes or not. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to preventing the complications associated with diabetes.
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MINORITY HEALTH LISTINGS
AMA Health Insight - Designed and maintained by the American Medical Association, this interactive site helps rate your personal nutritional habits, evaluate your ideal weight, and/or develop an exercise program that is right for you.
American Diabetes Association - Find out if you are at risk, get the healthy recipe of the day, or learn more about this sometimes deadly disease.
American Heart Association - According to a recent Essence article, heart attack is the leading cause of death for men and women. Know the facts. Visit this site by the American Heart Association.
IntelliHealth - This site is the home to Johns Hopkins' Online Health Information Center. You can search through hundreds of medical/health articles, find a doctor, get information on breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and much more.
Office of Minority Health - National resource and referral service on minority health issues, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Health Network - Resources, from the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Minority Health Project - Data on racial and ethnic populations, from University of North Carolina's Department of Biostatistics, National Center for Health Statistics, and Association of Schools of Public Health
National Center for Health Statistics - News releases and fact sheets, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
News About Minority Health - From the Commonwealth Fund
President's Initiative on Minority Health - From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Race, Health Care and the Law - An informative site by the University of Dayton Ohio.
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997 - Tons of statistical information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The National Medical Association - This organization is comprised of African American physicians and seeks to eliminate disparities in health care.
Medicare Guide for Seniors - http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/faq/
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