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It was found that there was a significantly higher prevalence of depression in Black men when compared to the general population, with many factors involved.  In addition, there is an issue of misdiagnosis, because there are culturally expressed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) symptoms that many professionals overlook.  These findings lead to the conclusion that there…

The traditional roles of doctor and patient, and the balance of power between the two, have been shifting in recent decades.  In the past, doctors were seen as patriarchal authority figures who should be looked up to, listened to, and obeyed with very little questioning.  Even when patients did not understand what their doctor was…

The complicated medical terminology and healthcare system make a trip to the doctor’s office tricky.  It can be extremely frustrating walking out from an appointment more confused about what to do next than you were before. Just like with any other relationship, miscommunication and confusion can have serious consequences. Especially when dealing with health issues,…

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative is having our first fundraising gala.  However, this is more than a mere fund-raiser.  This event is about raising awareness, educating, engaging, and de-stigmatizing mental health in our community.  Shedding and shredding mental health stigma is a community affair.  Everyone needs to be engaged because mental health stigma is still…

Are Your Adrenal Glands Stressed Out? The adrenal glands are triangular shaped and sit as a pyramid on top of the kidney.  Its main function is to enable our body to deal with stress from every possible source; whether it is emotional or physical.  A great example to explain how the adrenal gland works is…

The city of San Francisco recently joined other cities like Oakland and Chicago to implement policy changes that positively impact the health of African Americans by passing Proposition E. In 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had the opportunity to address this issue at the national level, but did not. The citizens of San…

Captured In The Health Act The Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) believes in investing in the future of our community.  CBHC mentors and engages young people with our community outreach events and activities.  In addition to high school students, we also work with students who are pursuing their medical, public health, and other health-related degrees. …

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s (CBHC) Education Committee is on the move. The Committee has been meeting and the project they have chosen to focus on and address is the “School-to Prison Pipeline.” The School-to-Prison Pipeline is also known as the School-to-Prison Link or the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track. It is policies and procedures implemented in school…

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