By Taneia Surles, MPHCommunity Outreach CoordinatorVeteran healthcare is offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health concerns like disability, service-related injuries, and ailments, with no added costs at a veteran’s hospital. However, veterans can experience other issues after service that aren’t always treated or covered at veteran hospitals. An overlooked issue is … Continue reading Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility
By Taneia Surles, MPH Happi Health Throughout the month of October, pink ribbons are seen across social media, in healthcare facilities, and donned on t-shirts to represent Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been nationally recognized for over four decades to raise awareness about breast cancer and discuss the importance of yearly … Continue reading The Importance of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
By Taneia Surles, MPHSince 2008, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month has been nationally recognized in September. This month-long holiday aims to raise awareness about suicide, share resources, and support those dealing with suicidal thoughts. With the stigmas and taboos around suicide, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) want to shift society's negative perceptions … Continue reading What are the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide?
By: Taneia Surles, MPH, HAPPI HealthMost people expect young children to be full of energy burned off by playing with toys, having fun with friends, or other forms of physical activity. However, what happens when a child cannot focus at school after playtime? When a child cannot concentrate for an extended period or get tasks … Continue reading Detecting Early Warning Signs of ADHD in Children
By Selina JohnsonHappi HealthFebruary was American Heart Month and our office thought it would be great to go more in depth about why cardiovascular health is so important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “About 659,000 people die every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. That’s 1 in every … Continue reading What’s On Your Heart? Let’s Talk About Cardiovascular Health