African Americans & Cancer

STATE OF AFFAIRS 01/12/11: This week, Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer celebrates its 20th anniversary. Their mission is to reduce the impact of cancer on the community – African Americans have the highest cancer mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group. This Wednesday we’ll learn about what factors contribute to poorer outcomes for black cancer patients and what healthcare professionals are doing to decrease the incidence of cancer in the African American community – and increase survival rates for those who do get the disease.  Listen to the Show

Health Equity Results Are Years Away

Good health doesn’t come easily. It’s even harder when you have no health insurance and can’t afford nutritious food. Two years ago, Louisville’s Health Department started the Center for Health Equity to help level the playing field.

They’re finding measurable results are hard to come by. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports.