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The New York Academy of Medicine Honors Doug E. Fresh & Dr. Olajide Williams

Hip Hop and Science hit a major health equity milestone as The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) honored our founders, Dr. Olajide Williams and Doug E. Fresh, with the Rising Leaders Award for their transformative use of music, art and science to deliver positive health behavior change during NYAM's Access Health Gala Celebrating 175 Years of Advancing Health Equity...
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Paste Time

Oral health is more important than you might realize. Research increasingly shows that keeping teeth and gums healthy not only helps to reduce gum disease and tooth decay, but it can even control diabetes biomarkers and help people resist infections. When it comes to young people, cavities can also have a significant impact on their social, mental, and emotional wellbeing....
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Paste Time Social Media Toolkit

Help us spread the word about Paste Time our latest song created to teach key elements of good oral hygiene to children and their families. Share the music video or photo/video of yourself to show us how you are maintaining good oral health with the hashtag #PasteTime or Retweet and share our posts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Sample...
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Community Immunity All About The Booster

Vaccination, which includes staying up-to-date on booster shots, is critical to reinforcing our immune systems and helping to reduce the impact of COVID-19 – and the Community Immunity: All About the Booster educational video is here to bolster vaccine literacy, confidence and uptake. This new addition to the Community Immunity Vaccine Literacy Rap Anthology, and 8th video in the series, features...
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Community Immunity: All About The Booster Social Media Toolkit

Help us spread the word about Community Immunity: All About The Booster, the latest addition to our Community Immunity vaccine literacy series. 1) Share the music video, 2) Take a photo/video of yourself flexing your arms and share it online using #CommunityImmunity and #AllAboutTheBooster  to show us how you are protecting yourself and everybody you love and/or 3) Retweet and...
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Community Immunity Teen Takeover

Teens play a critical role in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. There are about 25 million young people ages 12-17 in the United States and only 58 percent of them have received the two-dose vaccine series, which is below the national rate of 65 percent and the second lowest vaccination rate of any age group. In Baltimore, Maryland,...
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Lil Sugar Nutrition Literacy Resources

Sugar comes in many forms, is ubiquitous in modern-day foods and beverages, and has over 150 different names, making it difficult to spot. To raise awareness about the hidden sugars in the many foods we eat, we’ve teamed up with AREA 23 to launch Lil Sugar Master of Disguise. Lil Sugar is a fun, educational, engaging, multi-platform nutrition literacy campaign...
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Clearing The Air

With so much new and expanding information about COVID-19 coming our way each day - sometimes multiple times a day - people all over the world are feeling confused. But this is understandable because we are talking about an evolving virus: it changes, it mutates, and it affects us all differently.  So, what can we do? We talk about it,...
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Hip Hop Public Health Receives CDC Foundation Grant to Build Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again across much of the United States as the highly contagious Omicron and Delta variants continue to spread. Increasing the rate of vaccination in all communities is critical in order to avoid another prolonged deadly coronavirus surge. Organizations and individuals across the country have helped share this urgent message, building vaccine confidence within their...
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Lil Sugar – Social Media Kit

Help us spread the word about our latest campaign, Lil Sugar which arms parents, children, educators and the general public with the tools and information they need to take action against the harmful consequences of consuming too much sugar.  1) Share the music video, 2) Use #LilSugar and tell us something new that you learned about the different forms of...
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