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Families face obstacles fighting lead poisoning during pandemic

Roman Sardo-Longo, Lal Tluang, Tam Chau, and TerNay Gay Since his two-year-old son’s routine blood test in November showed the child had been lead poisoned, Charrell Reed and his family have felt like prisoners in their apartment on the city’s West Side. Reed, 27, who works as a subcontractor for a home renovation company,...

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Mental Health Resources and Self-Assessments

(Note: These should not be used as the only diagnostic tools) Do I Have ADHD? Symptom Test for Adults Could You Have an Executive Function Deficit? (Adults) Could Your Child Have an Executive Function Deficit? Self-Test for Anxiety Adverse Childhood Experience Questionnaire for Adults (Trauma) CDC: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Assessment...

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Got the Pandemic Blues? Go to the (Bowling) Alley

By: Maurice Ware The smell of fresh oil being spread. The thud of bowling balls hitting the lane. The loud crashing when the balls collide with the pins, causing them to perfectly explode leaving none remaining. The cheers of friends, families, and teammates. The competitive nature. These are all things that bring a smile...

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UHMP Community Health Storytelling ‘Bootcamp’ Application

We are now accepting applications for our Community Health Journalism Bootcamp!  The Urban Health Media Project's new journalism training opportunity is an introductory-level “bootcamp” on community health storytelling for promising writers without journalism experience. We are looking for a small group of 8-10 diverse high school students who are talented writers, are interested in...

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Get involved with UHMP

Learn more about our Community Health Storytelling 'Bootcamp' May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and UHMP is launching “Therapy Thursdays''  -- a chance for our students to speak live, on Instagram, with a mental health expert/therapist about mental health topics. The first session is on Thursday May 6 at 6:30 p.m. EST. The first...