Sentara Starr Hill Health Center Launches Chronic Disease Video Series
April is Minority Health Month.
Along with asking health organizations and policy makers to be held accountable for making changes this month and year-long to improve disparities in minority health, the Sentara Starr Hill Health Center is launching a series of videos to help improve access to important information about chronic disease.
These four short videos (10 minutes or less) address the following:
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and they are a leading driver of health care costs.
The Sentara Starr Hill Health Center is a free wellness center located in downtown Charlottesville. Individual and group appointments are available to help people prevent and manage chronic diseases. “All of the work we do at the Sentara Starr Hill Health Center is based on our local community health needs assessment, and that assessment shows disparities in outcomes for people of color in almost every chronic disease,” said Jackie Martin, Director of Community Benefit at Sentara Martha Jefferson. “The video series is just another avenue to provide access to this information and referral channels.”
All four videos are available to view on YouTube.
By: Diane DiCarlo