African American

African American Health
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Genetics, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Men, Women, and more. Read tips for improving your health, how to eat right, fighting HIV/AIDS in African American communities, weight loss, skin care, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
Black Women's Health Imperative
This is a private site developed by doctors to address health issues specific to African American women. Its stated goal is "to provide information that will help them live happier, healthier, and more productive lives." The material found at this site explains the reasons some diseases occur at a higher rate for this group than for others and what black women can do about it. There are also many articles on lifestyle issues, exercise, diet and relationships.
A website for African Americans where they can find health information for all kinds of various subjects. There is also a referral section to find an African American doctor.
Closing the Gap in Health Care
This site, developed and written by Dr. Thaddeus Bell, an African American family physician, provides medical tips to African Americans "to help you help your health care professionals to provide you with the best available care." The site includes tips to listen to and tips to read.
(7th Episcopal District of the AME Church and the Medical University of South Carolina)
This site is being developed to respond to the health needs of AME members. "The Web site contains a cookbook with lower fat versions of our favorite recipes, fact sheets that explain health conditions, chat rooms on a variety of health-related topics led by Church members and MUSC faculty, local health and education resources, links to other sites on the web with information on health, and a special program for children and adolescents."
Real Health
Real Health is a health magazine for African Americans. Information on the site includes hair health, health tips and an HIV/AIDS section.
Sickle Cell Anemia
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
Sickle Cell Information Center
(Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University)
The purpose of this site is to provide sickle cell patient and professional education, news, research updates and world wide sickle cell resources.
The Center for African American Health
Based in Denver, Colorado, the Center for African American Health focuses on several health issues that affect the African-American community. People can use pamphlets and talking points that are provided on the website to use for community events. Even though the website is centered around African-Americans who live in the Denver area, the information is applicable for anyone.
The Office of Minority Health
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. On this Website is information about funding and resources, statistics, and the health of minority populations.
What is Sickle Cell Disease?
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
A brief description of sickle cell disease. Includes drawings.

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