Baltimore County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form

In preparation of beginning Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows County residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when ...

Howard County Health Department Expands Staffing for Large-scale Vaccination Efforts

In response to the need for large-scale community COVID-19 vaccinations, the Howard County Health Department is working with Howard County Government, partner agencies, volunteers and students to expand its vaccination workforce. Ongoing staff recruitment, hiring and training efforts will ensure ...

Black engineer launches simple cleaning product

Houston— Engineer and entrepreneur Devon Fanfair has proudly launched his sanitizing product, Just Wipes to help consumers “Live Life Clean.” A serial entrepreneur, Fanfair is also the co- founder of the Venture Capital & Private Equity firm, Devland and has ...

Governor Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announce new special enrollment period

Baltimore— Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new special enrollment period in which all uninsured Maryland residents have the opportunity to enroll in health coverage now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent rise in the positivity rate throughout ...

At-risk populations need to be priority beyond vaccine

“If ICER’s valuation methods continue to gain clout, vulnerable groups may find that the medication upon which they once relied is no longer covered by insurance. Meanwhile, the prospect of advancing innovative new treatments that benefit Americans with chronic illnesses, ...

A Shot At Getting Past the COVID-19 Pandemic First UMMS Frontline Healthcare Workers Receive COVID-19

Includes African American nurse and a doctor

Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease doctor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed the African American community’s fears of accepting the new coronavirus vaccine.

It’s Simple— People Should Receive the Care They Need When They Need It

The need for affordable, reliable and accessible healthcare coverage is now more important than ever. State health insurance exchanges are increasingly critical given the impact of the COVID pandemic.

What physicians have to say about COVID-19 vaccinations in Black communities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that African Americans are disproportionately impacted and twice as likely to die from the coronavirus.

What black men need to know about prostate cancer

In the United States, an estimated 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 33,330 men will die from the disease this year1.

Enrollment for State Health Insurance Marketplace open through December 15 for 2021 plans

Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace is open for the enrollment season. The online marketplace, MarylandHealthConnection.gov, will provide a one-stop shop for Marylanders to compare and select private health plans through December 15, 2020 for coverage that starts ...

The Power of Trust and Truth: Getting and sharing facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 people in the United States, and the death toll continues to rise at a rate of about 1,000 per day. We know, however, that families and communities don’t count their losses in thousands or ...

Cancer Screening in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has proven to be a year like no other. Restrictions related to COVID-19 have created many challenges to daily life, including access to routine health care services like cancer screenings.

New magazine focuses on mental health and challenges of COVID

Jamie Rockymore-Bess is adamant that it’s time to “stop the stigma and talk about mental health.