Black AIDS Group Expands Focus to Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis C
July 13, 2007
The Balm in Gilead, an 18-year-old, national not-for-profit that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness among black religious communities, will expand its focus to address cervical cancer and hepatitis C, Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of the organization, said on Tuesday, Religion News Service/USA Today reports.
"We want to train people in the faith community to become more involved in holding their elected officials accountable," the Rev. Susan Newman, director of the organization's Washington, D.C., office, said, adding, "We need to do more than just pray. ... Prayer is the first action step. The next one is to talk about what's wrong and then make sure our elected officials are held accountable and do something about that" (Religion News Service/USA Today, 7/12).
Kaiser Family Foundation Launches New Web Site to Provide Information About Health Care, Presidential Campaign
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