Meet Jonaé Brown: Senior Communications Intern

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In March we welcomed Jonaé Brown to the Healthy Durham 20/20 team as our inaugural Senior Communications Intern. A soon-to-be graduate of North Carolina Central University, Jonaé will be with us part-time for a term of approximately one year, helping us talk to the people of Durham County on social media and in-person at events around the area. To help … Read More

Opinion: Cancer disparities are shrinking, but the work of health equity is just getting started

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By Niasha Fray, MA, MSPH As I read reports that the disparities in cancer incidence and survival between African-Americans and whites are shrinking, I find myself encouraged, but also thinking about a patient I worked with a few years ago as a medication adherence counselor. This well-educated, successful African-American woman gave up her career to take care of her aging … Read More

Food justice for all: The case for equitable food-oriented development

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By Kharmika Alston, MPPReposted from the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center For some Americans, getting nutritious, fresh food is pretty easy and not something to think too much about. For others, it’s a day-to-day struggle. The underlying cause for why this happens is not a matter of personal motivation, or not understanding what it takes to be healthy. These … Read More