Top 10 Health Stories From 2022

Robert Hundley

By Alexa Spencer | Word In Black

Credit: Markus Winkler / Unsplash

(WIB) – This year, I was fortunate to sit down with some of public health’s most influential advocates — people like Rae Lewis-Thornton, who rallies for HIV prevention in the Black community, and attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the victims of racist hate crimes. 

I’ve learned a lot from them about the state of health among African-Americans: We continue to be disproportionately impacted by diseases and conditions like COVID-19HIVstrokebreast cancersuicide, and Alzheimer’s.

It’s true, we’ve got a long way to go, but we’ve come a long way too.

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