Health equity refers to the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. When people experience health inequity, they are experiencing preventable differences in health risk or status as a result of root causes of poor health which are avoidable, unnecessary, and unjust. For example, imagine a non-Hispanic white female born to a […]
What’s something that women spend an average of 3,000 days doing over the course of their lives, yet rarely talk about? Menstruating! With the typical age of menarche (first period) occurring between 12-13 in developed countries, and an average of two to seven days of menstruation per month-it adds up! Periods add up in other ways, too: some research […]
FROM OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER: Cosmetics are a part of everyday life for both men and women. In fact, women use an average of 12 personal care products a day; men use about 6. Many people want to look good and feel good, and they use cosmetics to achieve this. Because of their prevalent use in society, it’s […]
I think about health disparities, health equity and health inequities every day – in my professional and personal life. As a public health professional, I know the definition of these terms and I understand how they impact my life, the life of my friends, my family, my co-workers and other North Carolinians. What I struggle […]
The Later Reproductive Years They say that age is nothing but a number, when it comes to having a baby past the age of 35, (unfortunately) it’s one that we need to pay more attention to. This month we highlight the “later” reproductive years, what to expect, and how to ensure your health for, what […]
This seismic election has left our nation on a spectrum of emotions ranging from anger to jubilation and everywhere in-between. No matter where you might personally fall on the spectrum, let us continue to do the work that this coalition has set out to do together because you matter and the work you do matters!