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Seven Steps - Raising Healthy Children Raising Healthy Children: A Guide for African American Families
American Academy of Pediatrics and The Congress of National Black Churches

NFL player Ronde Barber, photographer Shari Belafonte, and former Surgeon General David Satcher, MD offer 7 steps for learning, nutrition, regular exercise, and more.
The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables: A Scientific Overview The research behind eating more fruits and vegetables
The Black Church and the Importance of Good Nutrition
What the black church needs to
say to its congregations
about good nutrition.
How Science-based and Community-based
Organizations May
Work with the
Black Church

Producing Effective
Health Promotion
and Policy Initiatives
NBCI Declares WAR on Tobacco, Smoking and Tobacco
African American
Leaders Call on
Tobacco Industry
to Stop Targeting
Their Community

Links to Minority Health Resources

NBCI Declares a National Health Emergency in the Black Church

Health Emergency Declaration (HED)
Transitions, Trust and Triumph book

Transitions, Trust, and Triumph: A Daily Devotional for Caregivers

Jean D. Moody-Williams
She was having the time of her life shopping in New York. Little did she know that only three weeks later, she would be unable to move her legs, dress herself, or provide even minimal activities of daily living. This was the fate of the strong woman who provided care for Jean D. Moody-Williams all of her life. With little notice, she found herself responsible for her care. She was suddenly a caregiver, privileged to watch and participate as she transitioned from independence to dependence, as she trusted in God through good times and bad, and as she triumphed through it all.

This book will provide inspiration and encouragement to all that find themselves with the awesome responsibility of caregiving or providing support to the caregiver. Each Devotional is spiritually uplifting with real life experiences and provides valuable information on advanced planning, supports available to caregivers, and the power of God to take you through.
Correcting the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic book

Correcting the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic: Strategies to Fight Diseases and Prolong Life for Black People

Emily Allison-Francis
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a wide range of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, mental illness, pregnancy related complications, asthma, and arthritis, to name a few. More than 90 percent of blacks are critically deficient in vitamin D and blacks suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases. This is the first book to comprehensively address chronic vitamin D deficiency among dark-skinned people. Find out:
  • Why dark-skinned people are predisposed to vitamin D deficiency
  • How to optimize your vitamin D levels if you are dark-skinned
  • How chronic vitamin D deficiency contributes to diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
  • Why it is critically important that pregnant dark-skinned women optimize their vitamin D levels
  • How children can benefit from vitamin D
  • How dark-skinned athletes can benefit from vitamin D
  • How elderly dark skinned people can benefit from vitamin D
  • How hospitalized, dark-skinned people can benefit from vitamin D
  • How some medications might affect your vitamin D level
  • How to select and prepare foods that will optimize your immune system so your body can make effective use of nutrients such as vitamin D.
Praise for Correcting the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic.
"Vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in many diseases that are disproportionally fatal to people of color. The author draws attention to this sad situation, and the need for all society, and concerned people of all ethnicities, to act upon it. Cedric Garland, PhD, Dr.PH, F.A.C.E Professor, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla , CA

"The author has done a masterful job of synthesizing and organizing the emerging scientific information on the health benefits of vitamin D solar ultraviolet-B radiation, especially for black Americans. Her logical and very readable presentation should be required reading for every black family in the United States; white and brown Americans could learn much from it as well." William B. Grant, PhD Director, Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, San Francisco, CA.

"This book provides a much needed insight into the possible involvement of vitamin D deficiency as a major contributor to the well-known health disparities afflicting our African American community. Patients and physicians should heed this advice." Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Nutritional Sciences, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC.

Vitamin D deficiency is present in over two thirds of African Americans living in the United States. Several diseases common to African Americans are strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency. This book covers the links between vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D status in African Americans and the diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency." Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD. Associate Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA