National Week of Prayer Kickoff Breakfast In Harlem

67d28a11-72d6-4220-be66-bf98c87dd6b7HCCI and its nearly 100 member congregations, join Harlem’s own Balm in Gilead and its ‘National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS’ to address HIV/AIDS and health disparities which disproportionately affect Harlem and communities of color nationwide.

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Five Tips To Improve Heart Health In Harlem Wellness

american heart associationFor “Go Red” month, the American Heart Association’s annual campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, clinicians from across the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) have compiled their top tips to help Harlemites take positive steps toward a healthier heart. Continue Reading →

Harlem United’s CEO Jacquelyn Kilmer’s Renewed Focus

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Six weeks into her tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Harlem United, Jacquelyn Kilmer has made public a renewed focus for the work of the $41-million organization, as well as new leadership to execute this innovative direction. Continue Reading →

NY City Kids Get “Bodega Buddy” UpTown And Around NYC

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL)New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and EmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, have collaborated to design and launch a Healthy Living curriculum that introduces students at 16 public elementary and middle schools to smarter nutritional choices. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Wellness Begins At Home

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The weather outside is frightful as I compose this column and I’m searching for the right words to inspire me to inspire you to get healthier in 2015.  Continue Reading →

The NYC Health Department Announces New ‘Good Choice’ Initiative

securedownloadThe Health Department today announced a new initiative, called “Good Choice,” to help food distributors highlight healthier items for their customers. Continue Reading →

Gov Cuomo State’s Response To Ebola Patient In NY

possible-ebolaGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Continue Reading →

Harlem United Tackles Transgender Awareness In Harlem

transgender_symbol_hiresThe CDC reports that the highest percentage of new HIV+ test results is among transgender people. In New York City, nearly all of the new HIV infections are among transgender women—many of whom are blacks/African Americans or Latinos. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s C. Virginia Fields “Winning at Living” Breakfast on AIDS

c virginai fildsThe National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) will present the “WINNING at Living” Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, September 18, 2014 to recognize the great strides made towards the fight against HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other critical health issues. Continue Reading →

$1.5 Mil Drill Held in Harlem to Prep For Anthrax Attack On NYC

harlemThe city staged its largest ever surprise emergency response drill to prepare for the possibility of a potentially deadly anthrax attack. Continue Reading →