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RESOURCES FOR HEALTH EQUITY

Recognizing that people in disadvantaged communities often don’t get the care they need, these resources were designed to help reduce healthcare disparities.

Take Action for Health

Heart disease, emotional well-being, and cancer are serious health problems for all Americans, especially African Americans.  This interactive web tool will help you learn why African Americans are at increased risk, how to protect your health and well-being, and help others do the same.
Developed by a collaboration of Anthem, Inc., City of Hope, National Urban League, and Pfizer Inc.
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Let's Vaccinate

This website electronically delivers free turnkey solutions for providers to increase vaccination rates for children, adults, and pregnant women. Because disparities in vaccinations can lead to disease outbreaks, this website provides tools to address vaccination disparities across race/ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and geography (urban vs. rural). This site also provides a vehicle for connecting providers to their state immunization programs and local immunization coalitions.
Let’s Vaccinate is an initiative created by Anthem, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., and Vaccinate Your Family.
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Compartiendo el Café y Chocolate

This program is designed for Latinos that uses a holistic approach to emotional wellness that builds on cultural strengths to balance four key components—community, body, mind, and spirit. There are four separate workshops that come with an easy-to-use leader guide. You can play an important role in your community by holding workshops and leading conversations with small groups about how stress affects our daily life. Available in Spanish and English.
Compartiendo el Café y Chocolate is a public service workshop program supported by Anthem, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc., and was created by Venus Ginés, M.A. P/CHWI,  President/Founder, Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc.™
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Ubuntu Program for Emotional Wellness

This program uses an integrative holistic approach to health that builds on cultural strengths. The balance of four key components—community, body, mind and spirit—is integral to the daily functioning of African Americans required for their health and emotional well-being. This curriculum is distinct from other interventions in that it addresses the legacies of resilience and vulnerabilities from the historical trauma of slavery as unrecognized sources of stress in African American communities. (Lewis, et. al., 2013; Weil, 2013).
The Ubuntu Program for Emotional Wellness is brought to you by Take Action for Health, a collaboration of Anthem, Inc., City of Hope, the National Urban League, and Pfizer, Inc., and was created by Marva L. Lewis, PhD and Candice C. Beasley, DSW from Tulane University.
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What's Up with Opioids?

The opioid epidemic has largely been portrayed as a problem affecting young Whites in suburban and rural areas. In much of the US, this is a wholly inaccurate depiction. This narrative neglects how people of color have been profoundly impacted. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug death rate is rising most steeply among Blacks, with those between the ages of 45 and 64 among the hardest hit. In urban counties, drug deaths among Blacks rose by 41% in 2016, far outpacing any other racial or ethnic group. In those same counties, the drug death rate among Whites rose by 19%. This free online toolkit was created to keep all communities safe and educated about the dangers of opioid misuse and addiction. It features a Workshop Kit with ready-to-use tools and a step-by-step guide for hosting a discussion to help prevention opioid misuse and addiction. The Kit features a video and slideshow designed to help people – especially youth – learn about opioids, risk factors, warning signs and prevention strategies to help keep everyone safe.    
Developed by Anthem and the National Urban League.
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