Category Archive: Health Disparities

Why Parents MUST NOT Stop!

Parents of Children with Special Needs I am constantly amazed at the bravery of some parents who are activists for their children in schools in the US. There are so many exhausted parents… Continue reading

Schools on Wheels: Helping Homeless Children in Massachusetts

A few years ago I spoke with a group of mothers who were concerned about their children’s school.  The neighborhood they lived in is called “transitional” and the school had an 85% turnover… Continue reading

Reach For Your Best!

As a 4th grader in Jackson Mississippi, Ivor stood outside a hospital room and listened to her father scream, “Let me go…let me go…” as three men held him down for a spinal… Continue reading

“It’s the Neighborhood, St***d”

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein A study just published in the September 20 issue of Science gives a whole new meaning to… Continue reading

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… Where you live can affect your health in ways you might not be aware of.  So says a new study by Melody Goodman and her associates. … Continue reading

Let’s get the message right!

Life in the Deep South is definitely different from life in say, Boston.  For one thing, most towns in the South don’t have sidewalks.  Mass transit just does not exist…it’s the car or… Continue reading

Communicating through photos: Health Advocacy meets Occupy Wall Street

Perhaps it was all started by Frank Warren’s Post Secret project in November 2004.  Whatever its beginnings, using stark note cards to tell a story in video or still photography has become an important… Continue reading

Hunger and Health Literacy

Do you believe that a child is personally responsible for going hungry over a weekend?  The thinking person would say, of course not.  Did you know that when a child goes hungry over… Continue reading