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Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed. Be Involved. … Preeclampsia and heart health

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on preeclampsia and heart health. Erricka Hager, health advocate, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. EH: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. I’m excited to have this conversation with you about an issue that is negatively affecting [...]

2019-02-14T08:54:47-05:00February 14th, 2019|Health, Making News|

Tree of Life Rabbi joins a united front at Urban League event

By: Paula Reed Ward for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette For decades, centuries even, Esther Bush said, African-American and Jewish communities have been fighting the same battle together. For peace and equity. Fairness and opportunity. That’s why the president and CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh felt it only appropriate for Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of [...]

2019-02-19T08:40:31-05:00February 11th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Take Charge of Your Health: Immunizations and Vaccination

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on immunizations and busting some of the vaccination myths floating around.  Bee Schindler, community engagement  coordinator  with the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science  Institute, and Esther L.  Bush, president and CEO  of the Urban League of  Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. BS: Good [...]

2019-01-16T09:22:22-05:00January 16th, 2019|Health, Making News|

City home ownership program assists record number of low to moderate income families

Originally published: January 3, 2019 South Pittsburgh Reporter The Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) homeownership program helped 21 low-to-moderate income families purchase homes last year, a five-fold increase since the program was relaunched in 2014. All 21 households received closing cost assistance and 12 received a soft second mortgage – a forgivable mortgage with [...]

2019-01-04T09:23:09-05:00January 4th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Let’s make every day a day of tolerance

By: Esther L. Bush Originally Published: December 19, 2018 Smart Business Pittsburgh One can reasonably argue that the opposite of love is not hatred, it is fear. Hatred actually focuses on the other person, even if negatively. Fear, however, is a prehistorically ingrained visceral reaction intended solely for self-protection. When it comes to abject fear, [...]

2019-01-03T10:31:49-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved. … Maternal and infant mortality

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on maternal and infant mortality. Erricka Hager, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic with Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. EH: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. When I heard that we’d be [...]

2018-12-14T12:40:29-05:00December 14th, 2018|Health, Making News|

Take charge of your health…Be Informed. … Be Involved. …Gun Violence

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” pages focus on gun violence prevention. Erricka Hager, Health Advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Esther L. Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; and Bee Schindler, Community Engagement Coordinator with CTSI, spoke on this topic. EB: I’m so pleased [...]

2018-12-05T10:11:08-05:00December 5th, 2018|Health, Making News|

Take charge of your health today. Be Informed. Be Involved… ‘Mobile Health’

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on the intersection of the digital world and people’s health, called “mobile health” (or “mHealth”). Bee Schindler, community engagement coordinator with the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, [...]

2018-10-08T11:29:46-04:00October 8th, 2018|Health, Making News|

Announcing new Vice President of Programs & Services for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                    August 31, 2018 - The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, which annually connects over 20,000 individuals to human services throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, announced today that Regina L. Scott has joined the organization as the Vice President of Programs and Services.  Scott is a former district administrator for the [...]

2018-09-05T07:13:57-04:00September 5th, 2018|Making News|

City, Community Leaders Calling For End To Gun Violence

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City leaders, community leaders and Pittsburgh police officers came together Tuesday morning for an impromptu press conference to denounce the recent gun violence across the area. “We cannot become numb, we cannot accept this as our new reality,” said Tim Stevens, CEO of The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP). “Life is valuable [...]

2018-08-15T15:49:39-04:00August 15th, 2018|Making News|
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