The Health Promotion And Disease Prevention Initiative, Healthy People 2010

1313 Words Oct 12th, 2016 6 Pages
In April of 2001, the National Minority Health Month was launched in response to the health promotion and disease prevention initiative, Healthy People 2010. Celebrated annually in April, National Minority Health Month presents an opportunity to increase awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial/ethnic minority populations. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation:” It focuses on the critical role of fast track methods to reducing health disparities. In accordance with this year 's National Minority Health Month theme, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute of the Elimination of Health Disparities (Evers-Williams Institute) will provide the inaugural launch Medical Mall Movements (MMM).This program will provide a fast track, cost-effective, sustainable, and culturally relevant mechanism partnerships with the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation (JMMF), Black Girls Run!(BGR), and Girl Track and The Mississippi Road Map to Health Equity to connect African American (AA) Women in the Jackson community with access to convenient and safe physical fitness: walking.
Many studies cite AA Women, in urban communities, have lower physical activity levels and/or are more sedentary, than White counterparts. Unfortunately, this lack of exercise participation among AA Women contributes to a significantly increased health risk of cardiovascular-related complications such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obesity (Flegal, Carroll, Ogden &…

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