#PreemieChat – kicking off World Prematurity Day PCHHC moderated a discussion with March of Dimes, Black Women’s Health Imperative, the 4th Trimester and UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health about signs, symptoms, risks, prevenative measures for preterm birth/labor. #ShowYourLoveToday & keep the conversation going–>#BornTooSoon. Click to read the top posts and resources shared during […]
#PreemieChat on Nov. 16 at 12pm ET
World Prematurity Day is November 17th. To kick off the World Prematurity Day awareness activities, PCHHC , March of Dimes and Black Women’s Health Imperative teamed up to host a #PreemieChat Tweet Chat on November 16th, 12pm ET. Please join us to share your story or work and help us raise awareness. Questions we will cover include: Q1 What is premature […]
#ShowYourLoveToday at Halloween Parties
Halloween is coming up but some of us celebrate the entire month. That means candy, pumpkin flavored everything and spooky costume parties. But we can’t forget about our health just because we get wrapped up in the fun of it all. Your health and lifestyle choices can impact your life goals. At some parties, the […]
New funding to advance the status of women’s preconception health across the U.S.
Just announced! Read full press release here. The Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC CMIH) received funding to advance the status of women’s preconception health, particularly for low-income women and women of color in some of the country’s most underserved communities. This funding is one […]
Folic Acid Every Day
It’s good to take a multivitamin that has folic acid in it, even if you’re not trying to get pregnant. But did you know that you can get some folic acid from food, too? Some foods have folic acid added to them — look for the word “fortified” or “enriched” on the label. Examples of […]
October is Health Literacy Month
October is Health Literacy Month. As a health advocate and writer, health literacy is an important topic to me and I hope it’s important to you, too. Health literacy is the ability to understand and use health information to make decisions about health care. Health literacy is essential because at some point, you will need to […]
Adios, #MyHealthySummer! Bring it on, Fall!
Ah, Fall! Bring on the nutmeg, cinnamon, dry-fit sweats…A healthy Fall is in full swing. Now that we’re talking all things ‘Fall Fitness,’ take a look back at our #MyHealthySummer Challenge. We asked young adults to post their healthy summer fun using #MyHealthySummer and #ShowYourLoveToday and share each other’s posts. The person to post and […]
Decide to Try!
It’s never too late to start eating healthy and become physically active! Little changes — like drinking water instead of soda, and eating more vegetables and fruits — can make a difference in your health. When I go to grocery shopping, I try my best to buy fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. […]