May your soul be WELL.
Black Americans experience significant disparities in relation to chronic conditions, access to care, preventive screenings, and mental health.
soulWELL hopes to be your guide as we engage in meaningful conversations with experts concerning health inequities and systemic racism impacting Black Americans while arming this community with beneficial information, tips, and advice on health and financial wellness.
Here at soulWELL, we help you make every day count because YOU MATTER, your health matters, and your wellness matters.
MyHealthfinder is a prevention and wellness resource that you can share with audiences who have limited health literacy skills. The site includes evidence-based health information written in plain language that’s actionable and easy to use.
Health Literacy Online is a research-based guide that helps you develop health websites and digital health information tools that all users can easily access and understand — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information.
Health literacy is a central focus of Healthy People 2030, so we’ve put together a list of some key Healthy People objectives related to health literacy. You can use it as a starting point to build your own list — and easily track progress toward these objectives throughout the decade.
The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy aims to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy. The Action Plan includes 7 goals for improving health literacy and strategies for achieving them.
Knowledge is power.
TALENT/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Terika Newsome
PRODUCER: Tamara Wilson
WHAT ROLE DOES RACE PLAY IN HEALTH CARE?
Maternal Mortality Rate
According to the CDC, approximately 658 women in the U.S. die from pregnancy-related causes in 2018.
Black American women are twice as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White American women
Graph above indicates percentage of deaths per 100,000 live births.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018
Mental Health Disparities
Among all racial/ethnic groups, Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely to receive mental health services.
Source: American Psychiatric Association (APA), 2015
Demystifying the Delta Variant with Data
With the rise of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, U.S. public health officials will struggle to quickly spot localized infection surges without the frequent, granular reporting that many states are discontinuing.
Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors.
Why wear a mask? (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
The Importance of Wearing a Mask,
COVID-19 Testing Overview (CDC)
Who should get tested for current infection?
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease (CDC)
CDC has created recommendations to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.
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