Navigation Links
Stepping Up: D.C. Wards 7 and 8 Teens to Teach Prevention of HIV, Obesity in Summer Youth Program
Date:5/11/2009

Mayor’s Summer Job Program, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Give 40 in District Opportunity to Help Community Prevent HIV/AIDS

Washington, D.C. (Vocus)-- The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE), Inc., is reaching out to 40 young men and women in D.C. Wards 7 and 8, ages 15-20 to help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and childhood obesity. The five-month paid program works in partnership with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and is funded with a $99,797 grant by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst).

Dr. Pierre Vigilance said of the program, “HIV and obesity are both preventable, and they pose a major threat to the public's health. Today's grant will educate a group of District youth so they can make healthy choices, teach others what they have learned, and pass on these valuable life skills and tools to their families, friends, and neighbors.”

According to the District’s HIV/AIDS office, more than 15,000 D.C. residents over the age of 12 are infected with HIV, exceeding epidemic thresholds. The city also has a childhood obesity epidemic, ranking last in the nation with 25 percent of young men and women ages 10 to 17 either overweight or obese.

“We have HIV infection and childhood obesity rates that should alarm us into action,” said Ruth T. Perot, Executive Director and CEO of the SHIRE. “HIV does not ask if you are young or old. It spreads and kills without discretion. We are appreciative for CareFirst’s support and encouraged by the promise this program offers for Ward 7 and 8 teens.”

Participants in the
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. SEIU Members Stepping up Their Efforts for Obama-Biden Ticket
2. Annie Lennox Is Stepping Up and Singing Out in the 2008 Sing Campaign Against HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Around the World
3. Florida Health Care Community Stepping Up for the 2007-2008 Flu Season
4. EU awards $4 million for pneumonia research
5. Lambert, Edwards & Associates Named Agency of Record for Aspirus, Inc.
6. Veterans Administration Awards Small Business' $13 Million Contract to Digitize Veterans Health Records
7. Elizabeth Edwards Presented With Person of the Year Award by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at National Conference
8. Mangos Honored with 6 HMR Awards
9. March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy
10. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Two End Duchenne Grants
11. American Psychiatric Foundation Names 2009 Recipients of Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stepping Up: D.C. Wards 7 and 8 Teens to Teach Prevention of HIV, Obesity in Summer Youth Program
(Date:3/5/2015)... 05, 2015 Jordan Valley Medical Center ... a treatment option for sudden cardiac arrest. When a ... and can detect any life-threatening abnormalities. If an abnormal ... patient before delivering a treatment shock to restore normal ... of Jordan Valley Medical Center and the Heart and ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Kevin Batsford lost his brother in a ... addiction. The siblings frequented bridges, highways, and obscure solitudes ... refuge during the night. Batsford said that is only ... outward appearance, hygiene, or overall well being- outside of ... reported on Feb. 23rd that Batsford left behind three ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 05, 2015 The law firm of ... of the upcoming Crain’s Chicago Business Physicians' Breakfast on ... Breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. ... Chicago, IL 60611. The morning’s events will include a ... professionals. , The panel discussion is focused on ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 2015 The recent influx of ... is alarming, with more and more internet ads offering ... prescription, making it easy for more people to fall ... money and endanger their health. The company urges consumers ... online diet pills: , 1.    Where are the products manufactured ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 05, 2015 Colorful packaging and marketing ... are best for health. But all it really takes ... look for, reports the March 2015 Harvard Health ... says Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition ... cereal that hits all the markers of good nutrition. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Technology Behind LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator Saves the Life of Utah Man in Cardiac Arrest 2Health News:New Technology Behind LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator Saves the Life of Utah Man in Cardiac Arrest 3Health News:The Homeless’ Unaddressed Drug Addiction Continues to Spiral Out of Control, Harbor Village Detox Stresses Treatment for the Homeless 2Health News:The Homeless’ Unaddressed Drug Addiction Continues to Spiral Out of Control, Harbor Village Detox Stresses Treatment for the Homeless 3Health News:Cook County Law Firm to Sponsor Physicians Breakfast 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Four Simple Questions that Dieters Must Ask Prior to Purchasing Online Diet Pills 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Four Simple Questions that Dieters Must Ask Prior to Purchasing Online Diet Pills 3Health News:Tips to Find the Healthiest Breakfast Cereals, From the March 2015 Harvard Health Letter 2
... Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer might fight off ... off the couch. According to the University of ... treatment have less depression and an enhanced quality of ... who are physically active may also have more confidence ...
... Ill. -- Loyola researchers are reporting surprising findings about a ... cases and suppress it in others. The finding eventually ... by, for example, revving it up to attack tumor cells ... organs. The study is published online ahead of print ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Obese ... much more radiation than people of normal weight, researchers say. ... radiation is needed to scan their bodies, a radiation specialist ... patient size, increase the power of the X-rays and the ...
... 13 (HealthDay News) -- Obese workers have even higher health ... data from more than 30,000 Mayo Clinic employees and retirees ... The analysis revealed that both obesity and smoking were associated ... $1,275 more for smokers than nonsmokers and $1,850 more for ...
... By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, ... Chinese medicines that were seized by Australian customs ... and combinations that could have produced allergic or even ... investigation unearthed evidence that some of the medicines also ...
... News) -- A new study finds that obesity accounts for ... more than twice as high as previous estimates. The ... said the researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. ... $2,741 a year higher (in 2005 dollars) than if they ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Discovery could help to develop drugs for organ transplant and cancer patients 2Health News:CT Scans Deliver More Radiation to Obese People: Study 2Health News:DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines 2Health News:DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines 3Health News:DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines 4
(Date:3/5/2015)... , Mar. 05, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Rising Stars Outlook 2015" report ... treating diseases are being sought after with fresh vigor ... One field which is poised to bring a paradigm ... next decades is the Stem cell therapy/Regenerative Medicine space. ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... PARK, Calif. , March 5, 2015  Asterias ... in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today ... of the nation,s top rehabilitation hospitals for spinal cord ... Phase 1/2a clinical trial of AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) ... cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). The ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Mr Minoru Yoshizumi , President of ... , is pleased to announce the release of EggQus, ... the European Radiology Congress (ECR). Delegates will have the ... Medical Systems booth 323, Expo C.      ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150305/732754-b ) , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Pharma Rising Stars Outlook 2015 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Initiates Patient Enrollment for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Newly Injured People with Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Initiates Patient Enrollment for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Newly Injured People with Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Initiates Patient Enrollment for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Newly Injured People with Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. Introduces EggQus AOS 100E - a Compact and Lightweight Ultrasound Bone Densitometry System 2Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. Introduces EggQus AOS 100E - a Compact and Lightweight Ultrasound Bone Densitometry System 3
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Feb. 1 Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the design of a pivotal ... the prevention of hemodialysis access graft failure. The agreement was made ... initiate the study in 2010. , "We are pleased that ...
... Consumers Oppose Prescription Mandate; Prefer Alternative Method to Fighting Meth ... Mississippians are expressing outrage at lawmakers, rush to ... a prescription (Rx) drug. , "The Consumer Healthcare Products ... contact their legislators which within the first day fielded scores ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pervasis Therapeutics Receives FDA Clearance for Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Vascugel(R) 2Pervasis Therapeutics Receives FDA Clearance for Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Vascugel(R) 3Pervasis Therapeutics Receives FDA Clearance for Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Vascugel(R) 4Mississippians React to Rushed Pseudoephedrine Debate Raging in the State Legislature 2Mississippians React to Rushed Pseudoephedrine Debate Raging in the State Legislature 3
... visualization of the spine. Comfortable ... are provided for all body ... arms in both superior and ... can be positioned for a ...
High temperature loop tip cautery....
Thru cut kerrison style punch 30 deg, 2.75 X 1.4 mm cut, 110 working length....
Aaron 2250 is a multipurpose electrosurgical generator with monoploar and bi-polar functions....
Medicine Products: