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Healthy Communities News

Each month, we’ll bring you an inside view of a different community-based health initiative — an honest look at the challenges communities face and the outstanding solutions they’ve found to address them.

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  • Testing Atlanta’s Westside
    Atlanta’s Westside has a long history of civil rights activism. The neighborhood was home to leaders like Dr. M.L. King Jr. and Julian Bond. We’re working alongside the Good Samaritan Health Center to provide free COVID-19 testing for its residents.
    Article - July 8, 2020
  • New Orleans was hit hard by COVID-19
    This month, we visited New Orleans where local officials have retrofit the Convention Center as a backup medical monitoring facility to relieve a potential overflow of patients at the city’s hospitals.
    Article - May 29, 2020
  • The #1 killer of women: Shining a light on cardiovascular disease
    The number one killer of women is cardiovascular disease. In this episode, we got the opportunity to sit down with four heart disease and stroke survivors. Hear their stories of recovery and hope — and why we need to talk about women’s heart health.
    Article - February 24, 2020
  • Cutting hair and hypertension at Nashville barbershops
    Barbershops are not just places to get a shave and a haircut. For African-American communities, they can also become havens for much-needed health care services.
    Article - November 19, 2019
  • Helping colleges quit tobacco
    In this episode, we talk with students and faculty of two universities — the University of San Francisco and Temple University in Philadelphia — about how they’re eliminating tobacco from their campuses.
    Article - September 24, 2019
  • Job training for underserved communities in Cleveland
    People in underserved communities often have trouble getting the job skills they need to find stable employment. We explore how CVS Health’s Workforce Innovation and Talent Center is people find meaningful employment in health care.
    Article - August 27, 2019

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