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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits 26.3 Million-Dollar Gift to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM

(Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia) – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has been awarded $26.3 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor and Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the school announced today. The donation is part of a $100-million fund for students attending the nation’s four historically Black medical schools: Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine (Los Angeles), Howard University College of Medicine (Washington, D.C.), and Meharry Medical College (Nashville) over the next four years. At…

5 Health workout: Know Which You Can Ever Do

All of us need to start our day with a healthy routine. Exercising in our daily routine is important and essential for our health too. When we think about exercise, the point that comes to our mind is how to get fit. The big problem is maintaining that workout and doing it properly daily. As we all know daily exercise is good for a healthy life. But having so many options around and the unlimited information around us, it becomes difficult for us to understand the kind of workout one…

How Georgia’s Top Healthcare Staffing Company is Helping Fight COVID-19

How Georgia’s Top Healthcare Staffing Company is Helping Fight COVID-19 Take a nationwide nursing shortage, add a global pandemic, and you’ve got the formula for a healthcare emergency unlike any seen before. In Atlanta and beyond, Premier Healthcare Professionals (PHP) is rising to the challenge of this moment. “As we continue to witness the effects of COVID-19 in the United States, PHP is committed to filling the nursing gaps here in Atlanta and other parts of the country,” said founder and CEO Chris Eales. The Atlanta-based healthcare staffing leader has…

Grandma Goes from Retirement to Entrepreneur

By Laverne Ward, Owner of Family Tresses LLC Laverne Ward, a 64 year old retired law enforcement officer, mother of 4, grandmother of 7, with one great-grand. launches online business. After her mother Ella Mae Ward, suddenly died from renal kidney failure, she wanted to find a way to raise money to donate to the National Kidney Foundation. Black Americans are 3 times more likely to have kidney failure compared to other races, because of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.  Ward believe there is a cure out there…

CVS Health launches ‘Time for Care’ encouraging individuals to prioritize primary health care needs

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the official launch of Time for Care, a campaign that reinforces the importance of accessing primary health care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have appropriately focused on staying home to keep themselves and others healthy. Although this kind of physical distancing is still an essential component of preventing the spread of COVID-19, it is critical for people to continue prioritizing health care needs. “While we remain focused on reducing the spread of COVID-19, we also need to make sure that we’re encouraging…

CVS Health Expands Statewide COVID-19 Response By Opening Additional Drive-Thru Test Sites in Georgia

CVS Health Expands Statewide COVID-19 Response By Opening 23 Additional New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Georgia Brings to 46 the total number of drive-thru test sites across the state Completes the company’s commitment to establish 1,000 test sites across the country by end of May Woonsocket, Rhode Island – Thursday, May 28, 2020 — Building on the company’s comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing 23 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations…

Scott $75B Homeowner Assistance Bill Included in HEROES Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D. C. – Congressman David Scott, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded the introduction of H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, in the House of Representatives as the next coronavirus relief package. Scott welcomed the inclusion of his legislative proposal to establish a $75 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund to offer relief to consumers and prevent foreclosure. This measure reflects H.R. 6729, which Congressman Scott introduced last week as an updated and expanded version of a proposal he originally introduced…

RoweDocs, MAJL Laboratories Partner to Administer Mobile COVID-19 Tests at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on May 10th

RoweDocs, MAJL Laboratories Partner to Administer Mobile COVID-19 Tests at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on May 10, 2020 Free Testing for Individuals Without Insurance, Receive Medicaid or Medicare As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to claim lives and disproportionately impact minority communities nationally, RoweDocs and MAJL Laboratories will host a free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church campus on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Testing begins at 11 am and concludes at 3 pm Individuals who do not have insurance or receive Medicaid and Medicare…

Black Civil Rights and Faith Leaders Pen Letter to Congress Calling for Immediate State and Local Aid

As COVID-19 disproportionately ravages African-American communities, civil rights and faith organizations representing tens of millions of Americans warn of a ‘devastating’ impact on the African-American community if Congress fails to provide aid to struggling state and local governments and front-line public service workers. WASHINGTON — Today, the National Action Network, civil rights leaders, and faith leaders — representing a combined 30,000 congregations of more than 25 million people — sent a joint letter to Congress calling for swift passage of state and local aid in the next stimulus bill. The…

Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days; Testing Now Available to all Georgians

Georgia DPH Exceeds 100,000 COVID-19 Tests in 10 Days Testing Now Available to all Georgians Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hotspots of infection and how best…