Massachusetts leads the nation in the number of active physicians per capita, with 5.7 physicians per 1,000 residents. ( The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2011).
Asthma - Professionals at Children's Hospital and Partners Asthma Research Center are on the case, addressing issues in the homes of children with asthma in Roxbury and Dudley Square area.
Boston is home to 12 world-renowned teaching hospitals and 26 comprehensive health centers -- many within Black communities.
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center is certified as a "Provider of the underserved" by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is located in a federally designated "Empowerment Zone," aka, Blue Hill Avenue across from the Franklin Park Zoo and the William J. Devine Golf Course and Club House. We know a black dude who hadn't had a physical in 40 years before he went in there and was well taken care of.
Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) has a brand new building ( yeah! ) and a financially secure lease contract with a CVS Pharmacy (boo!). MCHC serves primarily Black/African Americans, and Caribbean Immigrants, managing more than 7,000 individuals annually through 26,000 visits.
Saw the Revision Urban Farm Stand on Blue Hill down the street from MCHC offering affordable produce and culturally appropriate food and job training for youth and Bostonís homeless.
Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) moved to its new location on Tremont street in Roxbury. It was stated somewhere that WSHC attained the highest rate of black male primary care returns in the area. Every Wednesday Evening: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, WSHC has a Menís Health Education & Intervention meeing in the Meeting Room. Contact Dalton Skerritt at (617) 989-3028 for more information.
New York - MAYOR BLOOMBERG will donate $127 million to tackle disparities between young black and latino males and their peers. - link August 4th, 2011