New Project Grant Awarded For Sickle Cell

A more than $2.6 million two-year grant promises to help support and fortify the quality of care and address the needs of individuals living with sickle cell disease has been awarded to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

Minority Youth Targeted in Junk-Food Marketing Strategies

Food and beverage companies disproportionately target black and Hispanic youths in their marketing strategies aimed around for fast food, candy, sugary drinks and snack foods, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at ...

U.S. Provides Additional State Assistance for Children with Disabilities

Just in time for the start of the school year, the Department of Education has allocated nearly $14 million to state resource centers for parents of children with disabilities.

Foundation to Hold Annual Race for Women's Cancer in D.C.

The Foundation for Women's Cancer will hold its annual race in D.C. this fall in its fight against below-the-belt reproductive cancer, which it says affects nearly 100,000 women in the U.S. annually.

USDA Makes Case for Reauthorization of Kids Hunger Act

The future of child nutrition such as the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children [WIC] remains unknown as those living with food insecurity nervously ...

Southeast Youth Address K2 Epidemic

Young adults in Southeast are using videos, song, art and their voices to warn their peers and others about the dangers of K2, a form of synthetic marijuana that is sending D.C. residents to emergency rooms and, Ward 8 residents ...

Back to School Stress Problematic

The beginning of a new school year often arrives with apprehension and a bit of anxiety — something with which educators are well aware.

September is National Senior Center Month

September is a prime time for District residents to consider taking advantage of the great programs and services provided through the DCOA's Senior Service Network.

Menthol Ban Could Have Impact on Blacks

The illegal trafficking of cigarettes along Interstate 95 and in areas across the country has already presented numerous revenue loss and law enforcement problems, but a government ban on menthol cigarettes would create far greater issues, according to police, cigarette ...

Baltimore Gets $4M Grant to Abate Lead Paint, Health Hazards from Homes

Baltimore City has received a grant worth nearly $4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to eliminate lead paint from 230 homes and eradicate other environmental health hazards from 115 homes.

A Bright Future in Focus: 
Children's Eye Health and Safety

When thinking about keeping your child healthy, eye health sometimes gets overlooked.

Back-to-School Basics: Annual Checkups and Vaccines

Your child's school may have a checklist for the things students need. In addition to items on that list, your child will need to see the doctor and be vaccinated before classes start.

D.C. Provides Renewable Alternatives

The DC Housing Authority has explored renewable energy opportunities in solar power, fuel cell energy generation, mechanical flue gas recovery systems, and water saving devices, according to Board of Commissioners Chairperson Terri Thompson.

White House Announces Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic

The White House announced Monday that its Office of National Drug Control Policy will launch a $2.5 million initiative to combat heroin use in the Northeast region of the U.S.

Senate Cuts Housing Vouchers for Poor

For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter.