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What health legacy will you leave?

Upcoming health conference to address specific concerns of Black women
By Brandi D. Phillips 

Contributing Writer


Happy, healthy, family, friends, community, intergenerational, motivational: These are a few words used to describe the upcoming March 19 conference sponsored by Neighborhood HealthSource and many others. The conference is titled “Loving Yourself, Staying Well,” and those simple words seem to be a popular topic of conversation these days. Everywhere you turn, health topics are being discussed. Breast cancer is no exception. In fact, it is one of the biggest concerns in our community these days. Continue Reading →

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African heritage central to HER Center — Clinic provides ‘culture care,’ specializing in HIV



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The main objective for Pam White to starting her own clinic was to better provide culturally specific health care for Black women and girls. White, a local certified nurse practitioner who started the Health Empowerment Resource (HER) Center in the city’s North Side two years ago, says she believes in “cultural care.”

“Cultural care simply means that the person who’s caring for you understands the culture…the treatment and the end care of that individual,” she explains. “There are few African American healthcare providers in Minnesota… I think there are some things that are different in our culture, things that need to [be said] in the room that other people may not be able to say.”

Yet not all of their clients are Black women; White says the clinic sees women of other races as well as men. However, “When you come in here, you are going to see a Black person at the front desk. You are going to see Black art and things that represent our African heritage. Continue Reading →

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