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Online Conference on Uterine Fibroids

9 Jun

The Fibroids Project ( started with one simple mission, “Make Life Better for Women with Fibroids”. I’m happy to say that we held true to that mission and we are about to host the first live Online Virtual Fibroids Conference on June 14th. This will create an unprecedented opportunity for women to connect with leading national and local physicians from the comfort of their own home or, on the go, on their mobile device.

Uterine Fibroids is an issue that impacts 70% of women and accounts for 50% of hysterectomies per year in the US. African-American women are disproportionately impacted with severe symptoms of fibroids.

We believe that patient education is the key to providing women with more options. We would like to offer our conference at a discounted rate to your members.


*The conference is $29 and we have created a special promotional code, which will drop the price to $15 for your network. The discount code is: @FibroidsProject




When: June 14th – 9am – 2pm EST

Where: Online


HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: APHA partners to raise awareness about health and well-being for boys and men of color

14 May

APHA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies have partnered to raise awareness about health and well-being issues for boys and men of color. Racial and ethnic minority males are less likely to use preventative health services, have a regular doctor or source of care and are less likely to have health insurance. As they are also more at risk for morbidity across the lifespan and more likely to die at an earlier age than other groups, the partnership strives to encourage research policy and clinical practice that impacts the health of boys and men of color. 


May is American Stroke Month

13 May

May is American Stroke Month, which is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.  While stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.  We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go to end stroke and need your help!


Partner With The American Heart/The American Stroke Association!

A growing number of individuals and organizations are helping spread American Stroke Month across the nation and throughout the world. From families to healthcare professionals, corporations, national organizations, professional societies, and communities, each partner plays a critical role in helping create healthier communities. Join the campaign and let’s work together to end stroke!


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SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women” April 30, 2014 1-2:30PM (PST)

6 Apr

SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women

Be sure to register for the upcoming SAAPHI webinar entitled “Innovative strategies for investigating and reducing stress- related health disparities in African American women.” Our featured guest speaker will be Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP.

Webinar Registration at:

FREE WEBINAR: African-American Women and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

26 Feb

February is American Heart Month, and it is also African-American History Month. Are you interested in learning why African-American women are disproportionately impacted by heart disease? Are you looking for information on resources that are available to help African-American women improve their heart health?

If so, you are invited to register today for the second annual African American Women and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know webinar, sponsored by the National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease.

An introduction by Nadine Gracia, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be followed by a presentation by Jennifer Mieres, MD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, Professor of Cardiology & Population Health, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

For more information and to register:

Kick Butts Day 2014 is March 19!

16 Jan


Kick Butts Day 2014 is March 19!
On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates organize events to raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community.They encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free. This year is the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General’s report that definitively linked tobacco use to cancer. Even 50 years after clear evidence of the link of tobacco and cancer, we have much work to do. That’s why this year we want to make our voices louder than ever to make sure that 50 years from now, tobacco is no longer the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.

Join the fight and register an event  ( today to keep the fight against Big Tobacco going.

Your event is vital to building the next generation of the tobacco control movement. Remember, Kick Butts Day registration is now open, so be sure to check out the revamped Kick Butts Day website (      and register to host an event today!

HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: Let the Sunshine In! New Law Ends Secret Drug Industry Payments & Gifts to Doctors

17 Oct

The  Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), will now allow patients to be able to see if their physician is unduly influenced by money or gifts from the drug and/or device industries.

The ew Law Ends Secret Drug Industry Payments & Gifts to Doctors and will provide transparency about potential conflicts of interest that could change how providers care for their patients and allow patients to hold them accountable.