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19-Mar-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Health Providers Call on NY State to End Decades of Neglect of Chronic Disease Disaster in Poor Communities with Investment in Community-Based Preventive Programs That Can Save Thousands of Lives and Billions of Public Health Tax Dollars
Health People

State leaders have the opportunity to reverse decades of deadly neglect of Black and Brown communities where diabetes and other chronic diseases have devastated lives and families, a crisis that has worsened through the COVID epidemic, heath providers and city leaders said outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan as they announced the kickoff of the New York Wellness Initiative on Monday.

Newswise: Health People Announces Winners of the 4C’s: COVID, Community, Conscience Contest
30-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Health People Announces Winners of the 4C’s: COVID, Community, Conscience Contest
Health People

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute and New York City Health + Hospitals’ Test & Trace Corps Announce winners of 4C’s Contest, which invited young Bronx creatives, ages five to 24, to spread COVID-19 prevention awareness using their talent in the visual, written and performing arts.

21-Dec-2020 5:50 PM EST
Ending the Diabetes-COVID Disaster
Health People

The Massive Mortality that People with Diabetes in the US, and Particularly NYC & NYS, Have Suffered During COVID are Significantly Preventable NYC’s 356% Increase in Diabetes Deaths in First COVID Wave was Highest in Nation

Released: 9-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
Newswise Webinar will examine national, clinical and community strategies to immediately improve COVID by reducing blood sugar and comprehensive nutrition action
Health People

With multiple studies showing that COVID deaths and complications increase step-by-step with increasing blood sugar levels, a groundbreaking Newswise Webinar on Thursday November 12th from 2 to 3 pm ET will examine national, clinical and community strategies to immediately improve COVID outcomes through comprehensive nutrition information and action.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
Diabetes USA--- 34 Million Disdained Americans Left to Avoidable COVID Deaths
Health People

In the spring of 2020, just as it became clear that New York’s long-ignored diabetes epidemic was accelerating rampant COVID sickness and death, the federal government and the New York State Department of Health defunded our successful diabetes self-management program in the South Bronx.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
NY State Contact Tracing Plan Dead End for Communities
Health People

New York City Community groups, with long and outstanding records of undertaking health initiatives in COVID-19 impacted communities, today expressed extreme dismay at the just announced state contact tracing plan which would be largely administered through Bloomberg Philanthropies—and entirely excludes community partnership and participation.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EST
The Lancet Features Health People’s New Diabetes Prevention Report
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The Online First edition of the upcoming April issue of The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, features an article on Health People’s new diabetes report, “Wasted Billions, Wasted Health.” (https://tinyurl.com/r4mcgrz)

10-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
New Report: New York State’s $4 Billion Medicaid Gap Fueled by Highest-in-Nation “Excess Diabetes Costs”
Health People

Proven Strategies to Slash Type-2 Diabetes Costs Ignored by State While Medicaid Deficit Explodes

Released: 11-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
Press conference and rally to fight mass diabetes amputations
Health People

On World Diabetes Day, November 14, as the New York City Council prepares to pass new diabetes-related legislation, South Bronx-based Health People: Community Preventative Health Institute will host a “Pray-In” at the New York State Department of Health’s New York City offices to mourn the untold number of needless diabetes-related amputations in the city and state. The Pray-In will also highlight the need for better data tracking of diabetes-related amputations and other complications.

Newswise: Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Released: 15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Health People

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency

Newswise: We Don’t Diet: We Lose Weight!
Released: 2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
We Don’t Diet: We Lose Weight!
Health People

The South Bronx is notorious for its high obesity and diabetes rates---the highest in New York State. But a group of community health educators, is fighting this trend with new success. Peer leaders are helping other diabetics in the South Bronx neighborhood lose weight and better manage their disease.

Newswise: Community Report Rates New York State Health Department D- for Diabetes Prevention and Care
Released: 13-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST
Community Report Rates New York State Health Department D- for Diabetes Prevention and Care
Health People

South Bronx-based Health People hosted a “Kneel-In” at the New York State Department of Health’s offices, protesting the state’s soaring caseload---which has now reached 1,529,719 cases—while the state Health Department has completely defunded technical and support services for more than 300 public, private, health and community-based partners who provide diabetes self-care and prevention education.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT
Health People Demands New York City Board of Health Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency
Health People

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute filed a petition today with the New York City Board of Health to formally demand the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to declare Type 2 diabetes a public health emergency and finally confront the city’s runaway diabetes epidemic.

Newswise: Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years
15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years
Health People

A startling report from Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute, to be released at a press conference at the City Hall steps on Wednesday, October 17th, reveals that New York City diabetes-related foot amputations have soared 55% in eight years.

Released: 13-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Educate Don’t Amputate: Hospital Profits Versus Diabetes Prevention Study
Health People

Diabetes is the most singularly expensive disease. Nationally, it consumes $176 billion a year in health care dollars. In New York State diabetes costs $8.7 billion a year including $1.3 billion in annual Medicaid costs. This study provides insights and projections for both the medical savings and avoided burden of diabetes cases that would result from using a fraction of New York Metropolitan area “nonprofit” hospital profits to deliver the NDPP. With profits for the 25 largest Metropolitan area hospitals reported to be $1.43 billion, even 25% of those profits could fund evidence-based diabetes prevention for 357,000 pre-diabetics, thereby preventing 207,060 new diabetes cases!

Released: 22-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Protest New York City's Lack of Diabetes Prevention at de Blasio Bronx "Visit" Tuesday May 23 at 9AM
Health People

Bronx residents impacted by diabetes, led by Health People, will protest the city's complete failure to implement effective diabetes prevention at Mayor de Blasio's Bronx visit at 9am at the Bronx County Courthouse at 161 Street and Grand Concourse.

Released: 9-May-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Report: Unprevented Diabetes Fuels Unnecessary Alzheimer's
Health People

"Unprevented Diabetes Means Unnecessary Alzheimer's", a report by Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute projects that without prevention for New York City's estimated 1.3 million pre-diabetics and for New York State's 5.4 million pre-diabetics, city diabetes cases will rise by 325,000 cases in five years and overall state diabetes cases by 1.35 million cases; based on reach research, these new cohort of diabetics are at a 40% increased risk for developing Alzheimer's over time.

Newswise: New Report Showing How Failures in Diabetes Prevention Are Fueling New York’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic to Be Unveiled
Released: 5-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
New Report Showing How Failures in Diabetes Prevention Are Fueling New York’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic to Be Unveiled
Health People

With diabetes raising the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease by 40%, New Yorkers are facing an escalating Alzheimer's epidemic fueled by failures of New York City and State to undertake effective diabetes prevention.

Released: 15-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
I Lost 100 Pounds---A Prediabetes Story
Health People

Sandra Marin, a Bronx grandmother who lost 100 pounds by participating in Health People’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-approved National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) will be featured Thursday February 16 in the CDC’s new national public service campaign to promote effective diabetes prevention. The segment will air during the CBS Morning News in major cities throughout the nation as part of a groundbreaking national initiative to assure that Americans with pre-diabetes get help.

Released: 12-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
Diabetes Prevention IS Alzheimer's Prevention
Health People

Commenting on a Financial Times feature on drug trials of the "plaque" theory of Alzheimer's---all of which have failed so far---Chris Norwood, in a lead letter, underscores that targeted diabetes prevention is really the major documented path to Alzheimer's prevention

Released: 10-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST
NY Community Health Leaders Rally Nov. 14 to Urge State to Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency
Health People

At a groundbreaking rally on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, NY community health leaders demand the state declare a public health emergency as the first step in effective response to uncontrolled epidemic devastating millions

Released: 23-Sep-2016 1:25 PM EDT
Op-Ed: Communities as Assets for Health Promotion
Health People

In a presentation to OneCity, Executive Director of Health People, Chris Norwood proposes a new vision of health---a vision that absolutely includes poor communities as recognized and valued partners in building their own health.

Newswise: For Health People, 25 Years of Keeping the South Bronx Healthy Is Reason to Celebrate
Released: 6-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST
For Health People, 25 Years of Keeping the South Bronx Healthy Is Reason to Celebrate
Health People

Community-based organization that provides peer health education on AIDS, diabetes, asthma and chronic disease prevention and self-care, as well as mentoring for high-risk youth is celebrating 25 years in the South Bronx. The festivities take place Friday, November 20 at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse.

Newswise: Health People’s Senior Coordinator and Accomplished Comedian, Michael Goodhope, Returns to the Bronx Stage This Saturday, October 17
Released: 15-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Health People’s Senior Coordinator and Accomplished Comedian, Michael Goodhope, Returns to the Bronx Stage This Saturday, October 17
Health People

Michael Goodhope, coordinator of the award-winning Kids-Helping-Kids Mentoring Program, is the featured comedian at the fall “Gospel Comedy and Music Extravaganza” on Saturday October 17th, 4:30-8:00pm at the Lehman College Studio Theatre, in the Bronx.

Newswise: October 2 Health Reform and Re-Entry Forum
Released: 30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT
October 2 Health Reform and Re-Entry Forum
Health People

This is an event focused on how we can Build Better Health, Jobs and Community for the Justice-Involved using New York's $8 Billion Federal Medicaid Waiver (DSRIP.) It will feature keynote and other presentations, about the concept of "decarceration," healthcare reform and the opportunities arising.

Released: 14-Jul-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Health People's Tarik Carr, 23, Named Mentor of the Year Award Gala Thursday July 16
Health People

Tarik Carr, 23, lead mentor at Health People's Kids-Helping-Kids becomes the first "Peer" mentor honored by the Mentoring Partnership of NYC and LI. Tarik, who became a mentor at age 14, after his mother died, mentors a 13-year old whose mother has AIDS

Newswise: Celebrated Artist Supports Health People Kids at
Released: 4-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Celebrated Artist Supports Health People Kids at "Where Dreams Become" Opening at Soho Arts Club,NYC, June 6
Health People

"Where Dreams Become," opening at the Soho Arts Club, 76 Wooster Street, NYC, on June 6th presents major new work of internationally acclaimed artist Yong Jo Ji; proceeds help support unique South Bronx mentoring program for South Bronx teens helping other kids overcome adversity

Newswise: Health People, New York’s Pioneering Peer Education Organization, Celebrates 25 Years
Released: 4-Mar-2015 3:00 PM EST
Health People, New York’s Pioneering Peer Education Organization, Celebrates 25 Years
Health People

Health People will launch its 25th anniversary celebration with a graduation for the first national Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) provided by trained public housing residents, the latest in evidence-based health education Health People has delivered to more than 10,000 high need South Bronx residents

Released: 27-Oct-2014 7:00 AM EDT
Groundbreaking Progress in SouthBronx Diabetes Prevention
Health People

In a groundbreaking program, Health People has trained South residents, especially those who live in public housing, as Life Style Coaches to bring the CDC's highly effective National Diabetes Program right to those who most need diabetes prevention that works.

Released: 17-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT
New Study Reveals Health Crisis of Bronx Re-Entry Populations
Health People

A study to be released Thursday by Health People shows an astounding health crisis---defined by 58% of releases having major chronic conditions which may include mental health and substance abuse problems and Hep C or HIV/AIDS HIV--- among releases sent to the Bronx from state prisons. Furthur, 58% said they were released without a Medicaid card.

Newswise: Rising AIDS Death Disparities in NYC
Released: 16-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Rising AIDS Death Disparities in NYC
Health People

A new study of NYC deaths of people with HIV/AIDS shows the portion of AIDS deaths increased significantly in the Bronx and Brooklyn while tumbling in Manhattan from 2005 to 2012. This major change in death patterns occurred after the Bloomberg Administration "reallocated" almost 60% of federal AIDS funny for community-based outreach and support to Manhattan while de-funding some 60 local support programs in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

Newswise: South Bronx Kids to Perform Their Rap Song Pull Your Pants Up at Madison SQ Garden
Released: 15-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
South Bronx Kids to Perform Their Rap Song Pull Your Pants Up at Madison SQ Garden
Health People

Health People’s Kids-Helping-Kids, members of a groundbreaking mentoring program where older kids help younger kids, will be the only Bronx group to appear at Madison Square Garden’s first “Kids Got Talent” contest, a citywide of celebration of youth that helps mark the New York Liberty’s first home game at the newly renovated arena on May 17th.

Released: 26-Mar-2014 5:00 AM EDT
Health People Graduates Young Men on Probation
Health People

Mentored by older men who have succeeded after their own incarceration, the Arches program provides young men on probation unique support to move forward

Released: 11-Feb-2014 5:00 AM EST
Health People Launches Two Innovative HIV/AIDS Initiatives for High Risk Women
Health People

Two HIV/AIDS initiatives---one directed at women with a background of trauma and violence and the other researching innovative use of social media---are designed to focus on the Bronx's highest risk women and fight the infections which have left the borough with 35% of the New York's City's women's AIDS deaths

Newswise: First CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Established in the Bronx by Health People
Released: 23-Sep-2013 5:00 AM EDT
First CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Established in the Bronx by Health People
Health People

Health People (HP) announced today the launch of its new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program for Bronx residents to help the borough combat its high diabetes-related death rate – the highest in the city.

Released: 9-Sep-2013 6:00 AM EDT
Internationally Recognized South Bronx Health Leader to Speak at U.S. Congressional Briefing
Health People

Chris Norwood, founder and executive director of Health People, the pioneering community based health organization (CBO) in the South Bronx, will make a special presentation at a Congressional briefing in the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Ms. Norwood will present “The Win-Win-Win of Local Preventive Health: Creating Jobs that Improve Health While Saving Public Money”

Released: 13-Jun-2013 5:00 PM EDT
South Bronx Group Demands Release of Diabetes Prevention Funds
Health People

With the New York City Department of Health recording an all-time high in diabetes deaths, Health People in the South Bronx Demands the Release of $25 Million in Diabetes Prevention Funds Caught in a Federal-State Dispute.

Released: 29-May-2013 6:00 PM EDT
South Bronx Kids "Pull Your Pants Up" Dance and Rap featured at NY Liberty Season Opener May 31
Health People

Kids-Helping-Kids, a South Bronx mentoring program, will perform their new Pull Your Pants Up Dance, based on their viral rap with '60's icon Lesley Gore, at the NY Liberty WNBA Sesaon Opener on May 31st.

Released: 16-May-2013 6:00 AM EDT
South Bronx Kids Debut Their New "Pull Your Pants Up Dance" to Celebrate Bronx Week
Health People

Kids-Helping-Kids, an unique mentoring program for kids with sick and missing parents, debuts their "Pull Your Pants Up" Dance, a wonderful positive message based on their video produced by pop icon Leslie Gore

Released: 4-Mar-2013 5:00 PM EST
Community Groups Make the Case for Fresh Direct's Bronx Move
Health People

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute was among six Bronx groups which today submitted an amicus brief supporting the move of online grocer Fresh Direct to a new Bronx facility.

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Released: 15-Jan-2013 6:00 AM EST
Lesley Gore Celebrates National Mentoring Month with South Bronx Kids
Health People

South Bronx's Kids-Helping-Kids, an unique mentoring program where teens help younger kids with ill or missing parents, celebrates National Mentoring Month with iconic singer Lesley Gore producing their video and song, "Pull Your Pants Up."

Released: 17-Dec-2012 5:00 PM EST
Health Crisis of Bronx Re-EntryPopulations
Health People

A study by Health People, funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation shows that 43% of releasees sent to the Bronx from state prisons have 2 or more serious chronic health conditions.

Released: 30-Nov-2012 6:00 AM EST
Health People’s Statement on New U.S. AIDS Blueprint
Health People

Statement by South Bronx-based Health People Executive Director Chris Norwood on the Obama Administration's PEPFAR "Blueprint for and AIDS Free World" and its implications for U.S. AIDS policy.

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Released: 12-Nov-2012 6:00 AM EST
In NYC's "Forgotten Borough," 60's Singing Sensation Lesley Gore Mentors NYC "Forgotten Children" Who Have a Song to Sing and a Story to Tell
Health People

Singer Lesley Gore (“It’s My Party,” “You Don’t Own Me”) spent the summer quietly riding the 6 train to the South Bronx to help give voice to a group of kids who often find themselves voiceless in a noisy city. The kids, ages 5 to 20, who are part of South Bronx-based Health People and its Kids-Helping-Kids mentoring program, beat the heat by rehearsing their powerful rap, “Pull Your Pants Up,” with the pop legend for its iTunes and YouTube debut.


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