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Urban League of Greater Kansas City Connects Members to Healthcare

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On September 13th and 14th, 2016 affiliate staff from DC, Atlanta and Philadelphia completed their Professional Development Training as part of the newly awarded CVS smoking cessation project, Empowered to Quit!

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With a common goal of eliminating health disparities in the African American community, Anthem, Inc., the National Urban League, City of Hope and Pfizer, Inc., have teamed up to create Take Action for Health, a unique initiative focused on reducing some of the greatest health risks facing the African American community today: breast cancer, heart disease and emotional well-being.

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With a common goal of eliminating health disparities in the African American community, Anthem, Inc., the National Urban League, City of Hope and Pfizer, Inc., have teamed up to create Take Action for Health, a unique initiative focused on reducing some of the greatest health risks facing the African American community today: breast cancer, heart disease and emotional well-being.

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Mental and emotional well-being are critical components to an individual’s health status. Recently a number of affiliates have identified mental and emotional health issues are priority areas that need to be addressed within their communities. With this in mind, the Health and Quality of Life team wanted to provide the affiliates attending the 2016 Whitney M. Young Leadership Development Conference with a certification to help them meet this need.

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Julian, 18 years old, was 8 weeks pregnant when she enrolled in Project Wellness. Julian did not have medical insurance or a medical provider when enrolled in the program. Urban League staff was able to work with the staff at the maternity shelter to ensure that she obtained Medicaid through assisting her with the application process and providing her with a list of prenatal doctors in her area.

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The campaign goal: “Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions!”  Join a community that is well informed on health issues in the news. See the links below and Get Empowered Now.

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Sanctuary city funding cuts less of a concern than Medicaid: Fitch

President Donald Trump's executive order last week to cut federal funding to self-proclaimed sanctuary cities would likely not result in an impact to cities' bond ratings, Fitch Ratings reported on Monday.

Instead, a push to convert Medicaid to a block grant would likely result in a more significant effect on state and local government finances, Fitch noted.

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GOP's Timeline For Getting Repeal To Trump May Be Ambitious

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Empowered to Quit is a new Urban League program that will deliver tobacco prevention and cessation services to adults in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and D.C. The goal of Empowered to Quit is to implement effective strategies that more aggressively address smoking and tobacco use among African-Americans and build healthier communities. The program will have three distinct components:

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