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Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation

made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. First celebrated in 1926, the week was expanded into Black History Month in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial.

In the world of Health, we focus a lot of our efforts on racial equity. Here are some reasons why we see racial inequity as a big problem; Cancer is the second leading cause of death among black people in the United States. Among men, black men get and die from cancer at higher rates than men of other races and ethnicities -- rates are particularly high in prostate cancer. Among women, white women have the highest rates of getting cancer, but black women have the highest rates of dying from cancer -- this is seen clearly with the rates of Breast cancer. Please spread awareness about this by word of mouth or other. Help friends and family be aware and proactive in screening for these diseases.

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