African American / Black health

African Americans, Substance Abuse and Spirituality

Culturally sensitive research perspectives and treatment options are the key to closing the gap of substance abuse disparities in the black community

Touching Hearts

Touching Hearts

African American women have a disproportionately high rate of heart disease, yet many of them are unaware that they’re at risk. By reaching out to black communities where the need is greatest, nurses can increase awareness and empower vulnerable women to reduce their risk.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

For a dedicated group of parish nurses in Mississippi, educating communities of color about health promotion and disease prevention isn’t a job—it’s a spiritual calling

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

HIV infections are rising at an alarming rate among postmenopausal black women, and clinicians who provide health services need to be educated on their risk behaviors.

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States. When compared with Caucasian males, African American males are diagnosed much later and the mortality rate is 2.4 times higher. Part of the problem is a lack of knowledge in the African American community, but nurses can combat the disparities through creative outreach.

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

Racial and  Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

Minority Americans pay a staggering price for disparities in diabetes care. There are as many reasons for these disparities as there are effects stemming from unequal treatment. Here, one researcher discusses the issue, including pertinent economic data, policy issues, the ethical issues at stake—and the relevance to the nursing profession.

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Hypertension is a serious health problem affecting African Americans more frequently than other ethnic groups. Here, one nurse observes the reasoning behind patients' antihypertensive medication noncompliance and how to properly educate them.

DaimlerChrysler Donates Safety Seats to Save Minority Kids’ Lives

Each year, thousands of children in the U.S. are killed or injured in car accidents because they were not riding in child safety seats or because the seats were not installed properly - and a disproportionate amount of those children are African American or Hispanic.

Want to Help Fight AIDS in the Black Community? Play Bid Whist!

Whist

If you think sitting down with your friends to play cards is just a matter of fun and games, think again.

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