Pfizer Partners with National Urban League, Anthem and City of Hope to Address Chronic Health Issues Facing African Americans

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Pfizer Partners with National Urban League, Anthem and City of Hope to Address Chronic Health Issues Facing African Americans

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 4:25pm

Pfizer is proud to announce its partnership with National Urban League, Anthem and City of Hope to launch Take Action for Health, an awareness program aiming to address the greatest health issues facing African Americans: heart disease, breast cancer and emotional well-being. This program seeks to increase mammograms, blood pressure screenings, and depression and anxiety-risk screenings in an effort to one day eliminate these health disparities in the African American community.

The campaign launched today and will utilize National Urban League affiliates in Indianapolis, Kansas City and Houston to run a pilot study testing newly designed wellness programs. Additionally, the program plans to launch a website in early 2017 alongside pilot results, which will encourage key health screenings, address barriers, provide low and no cost services, empower participants to track their screenings and make it easy to share health information with their health care teams, family and friends.

Learn more about the Take Action for Health program at http://bit.ly/2asJBiX

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