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Mackenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Announces $2 Million Grant to South Bronx’s Health People to Expand Peer-to-Peer Education to Tackle Most Wide-Spread – and Preventable – Chronic Diseases Afflicting Residents of Poor and Minority Communities

Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve been selected to receive a $2million gift as an awardee of the Yield Giving Open Call. Our project was selected from among 6,353 applications from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico after...
19-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New York State Dooms Diabetes Sufferers to Amputations, Dialysis and Alzheimers by Cutting Funds for Proven Programs That Help Residents Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Expressing outrage over the state’s plan to kill programs well-proven to slash diabetes and other chronic disease, activists, providers and patients rallied outside the state Health Department in lower Manhattan today, World Diabetes Day, to...
13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Press Release Health Activists call on Gov. Hochul to Declare Diabetes Health Emergency as Amputations Soar

“Horror story” should spark state response, but does not amputations jumped 84 percent in decade leading up to the pandemic, jumped even more since cases of diabetes-linked blindness, dialysis soar as well state refuses to fund evidence-based...
7-Dec-2022 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Communities Driving Recovery Calls on City to Use Existing Community-Based Social and Health Infrastructure in Disbursing Emergency Funds to Tackle Health Disparities in Vulnerable Communities with Highest COVID Exposure

A coalition of community-based organizations (CBOs) groups that has been providing grass-roots support during the COVID epidemic today called on the city Health Department to allocate emergency federal funds to assist those groups best equipped to...
18-Aug-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health People Announces Winners of the 4C’s: COVID, Community, Conscience Contest

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...
30-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ending the Diabetes-COVID Disaster

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
21-Dec-2020 5:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise Webinar will examine national, clinical and community strategies to immediately improve COVID by reducing blood sugar and comprehensive nutrition action

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...
9-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetes USA--- 34 Million Disdained Americans Left to Avoidable COVID Deaths

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...
9-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The mission of Health People: Community Preventive Institute, a peer-based organization, is to empower and train residents of communities overwhelmed by chronic disease to become leaders and educators in effectively preventing ill health, hospitalization and unnecessary death.


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Chris Norwood
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