Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.
Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health concern in the past decade, and rural areas of the U.S. have been particularly vulnerable. Data will be presented from a longitudinal cohort of prescription drug user in rural Appalachian Kentucky demonstrating the link between prescription drug abuse and the hepatitis C epidemic, as well as increased risk for HIV in the region.
Jennifer R. Havens, PhD, MPH
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
Department of Behavioral Science
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Last Updated On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Friday, August 19, 2016
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