Efforts Provide Health Care to Minority Migrant Workers, People With Diabetes, Children With Asthma
- Colquitt County, Ga.: Local medical students on Friday will conclude their participation in a weeklong program that for 14 seasons has delivered health screenings to migrant farm workers in the area, the Moultrie Observer reports. The program provides hands-on experience to medical, physical therapy, nursing, nurse practitioners, dental hygiene and psychology students, while providing care to an underserved population. Participants come from Emory University, Darton College and Georgia State University (Oxford, Moultrie Observer, 6/18).
Eli Lilly: Eli Lilly representatives and Chicago-area community organizations and leaders met on Wednesday to discuss efforts to help blacks in the city better manage their diabetes. The organizations will work together to create long- and short-term solutions and implement community programs by the end of 2007. The programs will seek to address behavioral and lifestyle changes that can affect an individual's health outcome. The groups are scheduled to meet multiple times over the next several months for planning (Eli Lilly release, 6/20).
- New York City: The Beth Israel Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at the Phillips Ambulatory Center is offering the "Asthma Initiative Program," a no-cost program designed to help children ages seven to 18 with asthma, the New York Daily News Reports. Black children and Hispanics are more likely to have the condition, according to the director of the program, Joanne Loewy. AIP operates a clinic where therapists use live music in conjunction with breathing and relaxation exercises and wind instruments, such as flutes and recorders, in addition to traditional medical treatment of asthma. The program also is conducting a study about the effects of music therapy (Ruiz, New York Daily News, 6/17).