April is "Minority Health Month" - and also the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of "The Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health", also known as the "Heckler Report".  This groundbreaking report was the first time the US government convened a group of health experts to conduct a comprehensive study of the health status of minorities in this country. As a result of this report, additional studies were done, such as the Jackson Heart Study that explored disparties in cardiovascular health and the Healthy Start program that brought infant mortality prevention to underserved communities. In addition,  national standards were set to give guidance to health care workers on how to provide respectful and responsive services to minority patients.  On the next Another View we'll examine the health issues that still plague African Americans, including obesity which is the driving force behind almost all diseases prevalent in the Black community.  Join us for the next Another View, featuring co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, April 24 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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