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Upcoming community events:
February 21: Seton Hill University Health Fair
March 10: Pack the Plaza Rally, Oil City
March 18: Westmoreland CCC Resource Fair
March 23: Irwin Senior Activity Center Health and Resource Fair

 

Better Health Outcomes Speaker Series 2023



Breast Cancer: Care, Equity & Advances
October 12th, 2023

It is the most common cancer in the world.  Here in the U.S. Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. For women of all ethnicities -- poverty, lack of education, neighborhood disadvantage, lack of social support, and social isolation play an important role in breast cancer diagnosis -- and survival.  There is help, and hope, available – regardless of insurance – but screening rates are down, even post-pandemic.  How can patients, families, and healthcare provider effect positive change – and advance the search for a cure?

From Alcohol to Opioids: Women & Recovery - May 31st, 2023

Mommy wine culture, the opioid epidemic, depression, anxiety – how are these societal issues impacting women and families in western Pennsylvania?  Join us in person to hear these powerful speakers: Rosa Davis, MSW, Chief Executive Officer of POWER – an organization whose mission is to help women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues.  And Cambria King, Certified Recovery Specialist & Peer Navigator with the Pregnancy Recovery Center at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital.  Cambria will share her gripping story of opioid use disorder, birth, recovery, and working to change the perspectives of professionals and people.

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Health Disparities Among Women Veterans - March 10th, 2022
With an increased likelihood of experiencing homelessness, poverty, PTSD, depression, and poor physical health – women veterans are a unique and diverse population in need of specialized care and better health outcomes.  Adagio Health explores the reasons behind health disparities affecting women veterans, including Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and a need for more gender-specific services. 

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LGBTQ Care, Culture and Competency - June 2nd, 2022
Stigma, discrimination and bias against members of the LGBTQ+ community are associated with higher rates of behavioral health disorders including substance abuse and suicide. Adagio Health explores how access to culturally competent care in a welcoming setting can help to eliminate health disparities and lead to better health outcomes overall.

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Disability, Race and Access to Care - October 6th, 2022
Conversations around health disparities often focus on race and socio-economic status – but there is also a gap between people with disabilities and non-disabled people. And those disparities are even more pronounced among racial and ethnic minorities with disabilities.  Adagio Health explores accessibility and inclusion in pursuit of better health outcomes for people with disabilities. 

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July 29, 2021 - Behavioral Health: The Expanding Need
The World Health Organization warns that COVID-19 has disrupted behavioral health services across the globe, while the CDC notes substantial increases in anxiety and depressive disorders in the United States. Adagio Health presents Julius Boatwright, MSW, LSW, Founder & CEO of Steel Smiling, an organization focused on bridging the gap between Black people and mental health support; and Christine Crowell, MA, LPC, NCC, Behavioral Health Clinician at Adagio Health Erie. Hosted by special guest Dr. Denise Johnson, MD, FACOG, FACHE, Pennsylvania's Acting Physician General. 

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April 15, 2021 - Black Maternal Health: An American Crisis
Black women in the U.S. routinely experience pool maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth, irrespective of income and education levels. As we recognize Black Maternal Health week, Adagio Health presents Dr. Dara Mendez, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh & member of the Infant Mortality Collaborative for Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee; along with Representative Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia), Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Subcommittee on Women & Girls of Color. 

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February 25, 2021 - Food Insecurity: The New Emergency
Recent news clips showing miles-long food lines have illustrated how the economic impacts of COVID-19 have intensified a crisis that already affected more than 35-million people in America. Adagio Health presents Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank President & CEO, Lisa Scales and Executive Director of Feeding Pennsylvania, Jane Clements-Smith for an exploration of solutions and advocacy around this national crisis. 

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October 14, 2021 - Race, Health and Equity
With a global pandemic that has amplified racial health disparities, and the declarationof racism as a public health crisis in cities across the country - including Pittsburgh - how can providers, patients and advocates work together to effect real change, and better health outcomes, for people of color? Adagio Health presents Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, Chief Clinical Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Allegheny Health Network, Navy veteran and global health issues expert. 

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