NRC Spotlight Profile – Dr. Leandris Liburd, director of CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

The National REACH Coalition would like to introduce the Center for Disease Control’s Associate Director for the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Dr. Leandris Liburd. In this role, Dr Liburd has played a critical role in advocating for health equity among women and minority groups, “Dr. Liburd has been instrumental in building capacity […]

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Blog: Diary of a Frontline Worker – Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The following article was written by our NRC intern, AIaina Kautz. Upon hearing that my coworkers and I were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I figured that the break room at our COVID-19 testing site would erupt in celebration. Finally being able to receive this highly anticipated vaccine was a cause for both joy […]

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Resolution on Police Violence and Structural Racism

A letter has been sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (endorsed by 143 families of victims of police violence and 368 civil society organizations), calling for the High Commissioner to ensure effective implementation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights resolution on police violence and structural racism. […]

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State of Obesity: U.S. Adult Obesity Rates Highest Ever Recorded

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released the 17th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report on obesity rates for every state and the District of Columbia by racial and ethnic groups, age and gender. The most recent national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the […]

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Satcher Health Leadership Institute Hosts Health Equity Kickoff

In July, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Google.org hosted the Health Equity Kickoff. Over 100 participants from the health equity field including 12 lightning talk presentations, and six introductory remarks speakers participated and attended the event. The event laid the groundwork for creating a comprehensive, public-facing data platform to track health inequities in the […]

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Lessie Williams Recipient of the 2020 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award

Lessie Williams, Executive Director of Highland Haven, the non-profit arm of Highland Community Christian Church in Portland, Oregon is the 2020 recipient of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health  (REACH) Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award. Through Ms. Williams’ network of churches and community organizations, African Americans in Multnomah County have increased access to health care, […]

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Declarations of Racism as a Public Health Issue

Across the country, local and state leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis or emergency. City Councils, Mayors, Health Departments and Board of Commissioners from twenty states have taken an important first step in the movement to advance racial equity. It is worth noting that four of these are REACH Grantees: DeKalb County Board […]

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Martha Moore-Monroy Quoted in Politico Article

NRC Board member Martha Moore-Monroy was quoted in a Politico article, ‘People can’t ignore it anymore’: Across the country, minorities hit hardest by pandemic. The article illustrates that even though COVID-19 has left no state unscathed, “the politicization of the pandemic hides an enduring reality: It’s Black, Latino and Native American populations that are bearing […]

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Five New Grantees Funded for REACH

Great news! Due to increased funding for REACH in the FY2020 Appropriations Act, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Alaska), Faith Formula Human Services (Texas), Leadership Council for Healthy Communities, Inc. (District of Columbia), Lowell Community Health Center (Massachusetts) and University of Hawaii (Hawaii) will receive funding through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health […]

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REACH Grantees Address COVID-19 Disparities

Many of the communities served by REACH Grantees have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Four REACH Grantees, Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Eastern Michigan University: School of Nursing and Allegheny County Health Department shared some of the outreach materials they have created. Penn State College of Medicine created COVID-19 related resources for […]

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