If you know of or have any additional resources that you would like added to this list, please contact us.
Resources by Health Category
Health Policy and Health Care
Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Financial Assistance Resource
- Free guided meditations
- Mindfulness Exercises and Techniques
- For Omega Psi Phi Brothers: Mental Health Initiative for Black Men (NIH)
- Resource for establishing peace of mind for those with anxiety, unhappiness and unbalance
Infectious Diseases (HIV, Zika, etc.)
- Treatment and Care Programs (AIDS.gov)
- AIDS Atlanta
- Zika Guidelines (CDC)
Reproductive and Sexual Health
- Free, private, and confidential live chat with Planned Parenthood experts: Text “PPText” to 774636 (PPINFO)
Information on Contraceptive Methods
Family Planning Resources
Resources for Low Income Women, Infants and Children
Other Maternal Health Resources
- Full List of Screening Recommendations (US Preventive Services Task Force)
- Cancer Screening Guidelines (American Cancer Society)
- Women’s Screening Tests and Vaccines Recommendations (Office of Women’s Health, HHS)
- Guidelines for Early Detection of Cancer (American Cancer Society)
- Immunization Schedules for all ages (CDC)
Resources for Health Professionals
- Cultural Competency Training Resource (HHS Think Cultural Health Initiative)
- Capacity Building and Development for Minority Serving Community Organizations (HHS)
- Nation’s Largest Repository of Information Related to Minority Health
- Association of Consultants to Non-Profits
- Online Sustainability Assessment
- LGBT Guidance for Health Professionals
- Health Information in Multiple Languages (for health professionals working with populations with Limited English Proficiency)
- Justice-Involved Guidance for Health Professionals
- Abortion Resources for Healthcare Providers
- Diabetes Care Resources for Healthcare Providers
Black Health Organizations to Follow, Support, and/or Get Involved with
- Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Feminist Women's Health Center (Atlanta)
- Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Resource Center
- HHS Office of Minority Health
- National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
- UnNatural Causes Action Center
- His Health (community/info/resources for black gay men and their health)
- UmojaLife (Community Building and Medical Missions org)
- Black Aids Institute
- Center for Community Change Action
- Aniz Inc. (community based HIV/AIDS org)
- Simon Medical Foundation - (Nigerian based non-profit combating spread of diseases through health literacy and preventative healthcare services in African countries)
BLKHLTH Reading List
- Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
- Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism by John Hoberman
- Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Matthew
- Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy
- Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States by Carl A. Zimring
- Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams
- Black Rage: Two Black Psychiatrists Reveal the Full Dimensions of the Inner -Conflicts and the Desperation of Black Life in the United States by William H. Grier
- Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis in African-Americans by Alvin Francis Poussaint
- Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength by Chanequa Walker-Barnes
BLKHLTH Viewing List
Public Health is the science of protecting, promoting, and improving the health of entire communities of people. Unlike doctors and nurses who treat individuals when they get sick or injured, public health professionals work behind the scenes to prevent communities from getting sick in the first place.
A Health Outcome is the result of various factors in an individual’s life that impact an area of their health. An example of a health outcome is low birth weight.
If a group of people are more likely to experience a health outcome than another group, then a Health Disparity is present. For instance, African Americans being more likely to acquire diabetes than white people is an example of a health disparity.
Health Equity occurs when all groups of people have access to education, health services, a safe environment, and other things that will allow them to reach their full health potential regardless of where they stand in society.
Social Determinants of Health are the factors in one’s life that impact health and wellbeing. These factors, or conditions, include things like employment, access to healthy food and racism.
Social Justice requires not only fairness in how individuals in society are treated and how decisions are made, but an intentional focus on society’s most vulnerable groups. Social justice is directly related to public health because public health calls for individuals to direct their attention to the needs of the most disadvantaged in our community to bolster health and wellness for all.
Environmental Racism occurs when communities of color are subject to disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards such as toxic waste, pollution and lead. Environmental racism also occurs when communities of color have limited or no access to necessary ecological sustenance like clean water, fresh air and other natural resources.
Medical Racism is prejudice and discrimination in medical research and healthcare that occurs due to race.