Our Community Health Worker
Travie G. Leslie is a 27-year veteran of community and neighborhood development. Among
the projects she has worked on is the Accountable Community Healthy Together (ACHT)
which targeted NPU V neighborhoods to empower residents on nutrition, environmental,
mental health and stabilization of seniors and single mothers. While working at <more ...>
Community Engaged Leadership to Strengthen Community Health
Community design assumes a major role in the health outcomes of community members. Despite decades of research and programs, chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) remain a significant public health problem in the United States, especially for low income, racial and ethnic <more ...>
Through Adversity We Advance
When it comes to adversity, none are immune. At Weight Loss Equals Health Gain we view adversity as a way not to hinder but to advance our community’s growth. <more ...>
WHO’S AT RISK?
In the U.S., over 29 million people have Type 2 Diabetes. This is over 9% of the population or roughly one in every eleven people. Of these, over 8 million are undiagnosed and unaware they have the disease. <more ...>
WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and causes periods of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nightly/early morning coughing. <more ...>
WHAT’S ALL THIS TALK ABOUT SCREENING?
Cervical cancer can be found early and even prevented with routine screening tests. The Pap test is the main screening test for cervical cancer and pre-cancerous changes. <more ...>
WHAT IS STRESS?
Stress can be defined as the brain's response to any demand, real or imagined, positive or negative. Routine stress includes the pressures of work, family, and other daily responsibilities. <more ...>
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PANCREATIC CANCER?
The cells of the pancreas form different types of tumors. The two types of pancreatic cancers include exocrine pancreatic cancers and endocrine pancreatic cancers. <more ...>
HOW DO YOU GET HIV/AIDS?
HIV is only transmitted from an infected person to another person through direct contact with the following bodily fluids: blood (including menstrual blood), semen/cum/pre-cum/ejaculate, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. <more ...>
WHAT IS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE?
Cardiovascular disease is commonly referred to as Heart Disease and describes a range of conditions that affect the heart, mostly related to a process called artherosclerosis. <more ...>
WHY IS QUALITY PARENTING IMPORTANT?
Higher self-esteem, less antisocial behavior, better social skills, healthy psychological adjustment and better physical health have all been shown to come from quality parenting. <more ...>