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3 days ago

Black Health Equity Collaborative
Our upcoming event, The Power of Giving: School Supply Giveaway and Health Fair in collaboration with @projectoptimismla is THIS Saturday, August 13th from 11-3pm at Houghton Park! At this event, individuals can register to receive a backpack and school supplies. The event will take place THIS Saturday, August 13th, 2022 from 11-3pm. Make sure to register using the link on the flyer above to secure some supplies! Register here: bit.ly/POGRSVP2022Name: The Power of Giving: School Supply Giveaway and Health Fair Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022Time: 11am-3pmLocation: Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave Long Beach, CA 90805)#blackhealthequity #longbeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia #bheclb #bhec #bhe #schoolsupplygiveaway #healthfair #projectoptimismla ... See MoreSee Less
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The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! According to the CDC, 74% of Black infants are breastfeed, which is below the national average of 83%. We would like to highlight this awareness month and provide information about breastfeeding. Although we chose to focus on national breastfeeding awareness month we recognize that breastfeeding may not be for everyone and that its fine. Infants who are breastfeed have a reduced risks of :- Asthma- Obesity- Type 1 diabetes- Severe lower respiratory disease- Acute otitis media (ear infections)- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)- Gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea/vomiting)- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) Not only do babies benefit from breastfeeding, mothers can help their risk of:- High blood pressure- Type 2 diabetes- Ovarian cancer- Breast cancerAccording to the CDC, freshly expressed breastmilk should: - Can be left at room temperature for up to 4hrs- When placed in a refrigerator the milk should be used within 4 days- When placed in the freezer, its best to be used within 6 months, but up to 12 is acceptable- Leftovers after feeding should be used within 2 hrs ReferencesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, January 24). Proper storage and preparation of breast milk. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved August 8, 2022, from www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/handling_breastmilk.htmCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, August 3). Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved August 8, 2022, from www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/facts.html#BlackHealthEquity #LongBeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia #bheclb #bhec #bhe #healthfair #breastfeedingawarnessmonth ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Black Health Equity Collaborative
Our upcoming event, The Power of Giving: School Supply Giveaway and Health Fair in collaboration with @projectoptimismla is THIS Saturday, August 13th from 11-3pm at Houghton Park! At this event, individuals can register to receive a backpack and school supplies. The event will take place THIS Saturday, August 13th, 2022 from 11-3pm. Make sure to register using the link on the flyer above to secure some supplies! Register here: bit.ly/POGRSVP2022Name: The Power of Giving: School Supply Giveaway and Health Fair Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022Time: 11am-3pmLocation: Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave Long Beach, CA 90805)#blackhealthequity #longbeach #longbeachca #longbeachcalifornia #bheclb #bhec #bhe #schoolsupplygiveaway #healthfair #projectoptimism ... See MoreSee Less
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