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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

At 36, Shalon had been part of their elite ranks — an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pre-eminent public health institution in the U.S. There she had focused on trying to understand how structural inequality, trauma and violence made people sick. "She wanted to expose how people's limited health options [...]

By | 2017-12-09T21:44:58+00:00 December 9th, 2017|mental health awareness, racial bias, social justice|0 Comments

A growing literature in human social genomics has begun to analyze how everyday life circumstances influence human gene expression. Social-environmental conditions such as urbanity, low socioeconomic status, social isolation, social threat, and low or unstable social status have been found to associate with differential expression of hundreds of gene transcripts in leukocytes and diseased tissues [...]

By | 2017-11-24T20:14:44+00:00 November 24th, 2017|racial bias|0 Comments

Research shows racism harms physical health

  ....a host of research in recent years has shown that racism, like a disease, can harm the physical health of both its victims and its perpetrators. Racism Harms Children’s Health, Survey Finds Racism may not be a disease, exactly. But a growing body of research finds that it has lasting physical and mental effects on its victims [...]

Todman seeks connections between health, environment

As an urban planner and researcher, Lynn Todman has spent her career digging into why people get sick, and the type of environment they need to get well. As Lakeland Health’s executive director of population health, she continues to probe into the underlying factors that impact health, particularly for those who are often neglected. Where [...]

Driving mental health awareness and acceptance in SW Michigan

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Women’s Health Council of Benton Harbor, Michigan, facilitated a panel discussion to open up a dialogue about the importance and value of destigmatizing mental illness. The Women’s Health Council of Benton Harbor (WHC) was formed in early 2016 to assist with the Implementation Strategy of Lakeland Health’s 2016-2019 Community [...]

By | 2017-11-19T03:19:25+00:00 July 8th, 2017|mental health awareness, racial bias|0 Comments

Creating Healing Communities Webinar

On June 28th the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative  hosted a  webinar on "Creating Healing Communities." Lynn Todman, Ph.D., M.P.C. and Collaborative member Elena Quintana, Ph.D. discussed the link between the social determinants of health, wide spread trauma and emotional unrest, and inequality in Southwest Michigan.   The conversation underscored the need for basic education on [...]

Let’s keep our eye on the bill

Guest Blogger Jill O’Mahony Stewart  weighs in: Recent events from the ridiculous to the terrifying have pushed the repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” off the front page. But this life-and-death issue will not go away. As other distracting developments play out, 13 senators on the Senate health care committee are quietly crafting their own bill [...]

By | 2017-11-19T03:19:25+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Prejudice Can Harm Your Health

Research suggests that discrimination is internalized over a lifetime, and takes a toll on people’s well-being. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/upshot/how-prejudice-can-harm-your-health.html?mwrsm= Dr. James McCune Smith, physician and abolitionist. Credit The New York Public Library

By | 2017-11-19T03:19:25+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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