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Black Health Equity Collaborative

Black Health Equity Collaborative

The Black Health Equity Collaborative works to address health disparities and mobilize for health equity in the Long Beach community.

Happy (early) Thanksgiving everyone! 🦃🍂The Black Health Equity team wishes everyone a rejuvenating day tomorrow spent with family, resting, and of course eating lots of delicious food! #blackhealthequitylb #bhec #bheclb #blackhealthequity #longbeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving ... See MoreSee Less
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The holiday season is quickly approaching and we want to spread as much joy and optimism to the children in our communities as possible! Give back by donating toys to one of our dropboxes for an upcoming event in collaboration with @projectoptimismla Keep an eye out for our posts to learn more about our upcoming event! The linktree in our bio will also have a link with an updated list of dropbox locations.SWIPE RIGHT ➡️ to view our current dropbox locations. #blackhealthequitylb #bhec #bheclb #healthfacts #blackhealthequity #longbeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia #toyfair #healthfair #toydrive ... See MoreSee Less
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#DidYouKnow While African Americans are about two times more likely than whites to have Alzheimer's and other dementias, they are only 34% more likely to have a diagnosis. #BHEHealthFacts November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so we wanted to highlight the disparities that black individuals’ experience. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of brain disease, It is also a progressive disease, meaning that it becomes worse with time. It starts with changes in the brain that are unnoticeable to the person affected. Only after years of brain changes do individuals experience noticeable symptoms such as memory loss and language problems. Symptoms occur because nerve cells (neurons) in parts of the brain involved in thinking, learning and memory (cognitive function) have been damaged or destroyed. While there are no proven prevention strategies here are a few things you can do to promote good overall health as you age:* avoid smoking* control vascular risk factors (i.e., blood* pressure, cholesterol, diabetes)* eat a balanced diet* stay physically and socially active* take care of your mental health* use cognitive thinking methods such as memory recallSWIPE RIGHT ➡️for more information as well as our references for this post! REFERENCESSlide 1: 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and figures. Alzheimer Impact Association. (2020).Retrieved November 8, 2021, from www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf. Slide 2:Graff-Radford, J. (2021, April 9).Alzheimer's prevention: Does it exist? MayoClinic. Retrieved November 8, 2021, fromhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases conditionsalzheimers-disease/expert-answersalzheimers-prevention/faq-20058140.#blackhealthequitylb #bhec #bheclb #healthfacts #blackhealthequity #longbeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia #alzheimersawarness #alzheimersawarnessmonth ... See MoreSee Less
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