Creating Change 2017

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  The Following is an excerpt from a plenary speech given by Phill Wilson on January 15, 2017 at the annual National Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia PA. When you look up the word “convergence” in the dictionary—okay, when you google convergence—you find various versions of the following theme: Convergence occurs when things come together …

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Repeal & Replace Watch – Repeal Ripples: Five Obamacare Exchange Chiefs Contemplate An Uncertain Future

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The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act are in their third year of selling health insurance plans to people who don’t get insurance through work. Most states use Healthcare.gov to sell their plans, but 11 states and D.C. run their own marketplaces, also called exchanges. Under the vision of the law, the …

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AAHU Fellow Cheryl Davis: ‘God Revealing God’s Self to Me’

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AAHU Fellow Cheryl Davis: ‘God Revealing God’s Self to Me’ I was a project manager with the city of Richmond, Va., for 15 years, directing multimillion-dollar projects and giving presentations to various government groups, before becoming an HIV prevention specialist with Faith Community Baptist Church. None of that experience compared to the training that I did …

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In This Issue

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This week we continue our series about the Heroes in the Struggle Hall of Fame inductees, with a story about Academy Award winning filmmaker Lee Daniels’s three decades of the HIV/AIDS activism. On this Thursday, World AIDS Day, the Black AIDS Institute will recognize Lee and several other honorees at the Heroes in the Struggle …

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Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections

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Researchers say that based on laboratory studies, the cells of black Americans mount a much stronger immune response to infection than those of European-Americans. That hearty response might have a downside, though. It could play a role in black Americans’ higher risk for heart disease, stroke and autoimmune inflammatory diseases, the researchers said. The findings …

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