Topics: African Americans

Over Tea, South Carolina Girls Learn about Healthy Decisions

Tea Time with Teens participants enjoying tea


Tea Time with Teens is a South Carolina program that taps into the area’s traditions to lower the teen pregnancy rate. While bonding over tea with the women of the community, girls learn how to make healthy decisions and become more confident, capable leaders.

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January 25, 2017

The Reverend’s Revolution: A Kid-First Approach to Community Health

Reverend Richard Joyner


By teaching youth how to better their health and economic situation, Reverend Richard Joyner has inspired the Conetoe community to make lasting changes. Read more about how the Conetoe Family Life Center’s garden camp and partnerships with local hospitals have revolutionized the health of northeast North Carolina.

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June 29, 2016

Regina Benjamin

Regina Benjamin


Update to a Rural Monitor Around the Country article featuring Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

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February 21, 2013

An Interview with Jan Probst

Jan Probst


The director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center discusses health inequities, rural obesity and what gives her work passion.

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August 17, 2011

School-based Programs Help Children Shape Up

Gadsden Elementary School Garden


Schools are working nutrition education and increased physical activity into their curriculums to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

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February 22, 2011

An Interview with Sandra Pope

Sandra Pope


The newly named director of the West Virginia Area Health Education Center discusses her training as a social worker and other life experiences that led her to her current position.

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May 7, 2010