Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Street gaze (part 44)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
North Tower

North Tower

Humble Hero

Monday, March 4th, 2013
Dr. Luvenia Cowart, educator and health care advocate

Dr. Luvenia Cowart, educator and health care advocate

Dr. Luvenia Cowart will be one of five individuals to be awarded with the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence next month. Cowart’s work to examine health care disparities in Syracuse has won her awards such as the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2009.

Cowart Genesis Project also included a Barbershop Education Program that provided information to men who needed supplemental healthcare literature and information.

Cowart’s Genesis Project included a Barbershop Education Program that provided supplemental  literature and screenings to men who did not frequent traditional healthcare venues.

Surrogate Medical Provider

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Luvenia Cowart RN, EdD, director, Genesis Health Project Network, speaks at Upstate Medical Center

Luvenia Cowart RN, EdD, director,  Genesis Health Project Network

Syracuse University Professor Luvenia Cowart, RN, EdD, discussed the strategies of the Genesis Project this afternoon at SUNY Upstate Medical Center’s Sarah Loguen Fraser Day.  She discussed culturally competent principles as it relates to spreading news about healthcare and nutrition.

The Genesis Healthcare Project is a faith-based initiative that seeks to make black men good healthcare consumers by engaging them at community locations such as barbershops and churches.

Genesis received a NIH grant in 2009.

From Human Highlight Film to Healthcare Advocate

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
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Dominique Wilkins

Retired NBA player Dominique Wilkins visited Syracuse’s Fowler High School today to talk about diabetes management and prevention.

“How many people in here have a family member who has diabetes, ” Wilkins asked. Almost every hand went up in an auditorium of a few hundred.

He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes one year after he retired from playing in the NBA.

Wilkins, who is most known for his thunderous dunks, is currently traveling the nation as a Diabetes Awareness Ambassador for Novo Nordisk.

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins at Fowler High

He stressed he importance of establishing healthy eating habits, regular exercise and knowing your family health history.

After a brief discussion about health Wilkins also fielded various questions about his playing days and the current state of the league…

Who is better Kobe or Lebron: Kobe is the most complete player in the league.

Who was your idol: Julius “Dr. J” Erving. The first time I played against him he scored 38 on me and I wasn’t upset.

Was Larry Bird overrated: “No way. Larry Bird was underrated.”

Who is the best ever: “Michael (Jordan). He won three championships then retired, then came back and won three more. No one ever did that.”

The Whole (food) Market

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I spoke recently with a member of my advisory board about the impact of environmental racism and how difficult it can be to find fresh fruits and vegetables in urban areas.  When it comes to healthcare equity, we often overlook how it can relate to geography.

A few weeks later I see that a local group is planning to open a grocery store on the city’s Southside,  and I also heard this interview with Dr. Rachael Ross about urban food deserts.