10 Ways A Woman Can Provide Self-Care During Women’s History Month and All Year Long

Women’s History Month is a great time to reflect on progress that has been made in women’s health The landmark 1985 Report of the Public Health Service Task Force on Women's Health Issues began what has been a decades-long improvement in women’s health. For example, prior to the report, only about 60% of mothers breastfed, [...]

NHA is Fighting to Reduce Cancer Death in the Black Community

Across the country and in Ohio, African Americans are less likely to seek and receive cancer screenings and treatments. Mortality rates were more than two times higher among Black Ohioans than White Ohioans for multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, and stomach cancer. To address the problem in Lucas County, NHA has partnered with The Toledo Clinic [...]

Fighting Infant Mortality in the African-American Community in Toledo and Lucas County

Infant death continues to be a problem in Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2021, the infant mortality rate rose to 7.0 from 6.7 in 2020 for all races. The rate among Black infants rose to 14.2 in 2021 from 13.6 in 2020. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a [...]

NHA’s Fight to Help Others in Northwest Ohio Understand Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is more common in certain populations, particularly among individuals with African, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and South Asian ancestry. Living with sickle cell anemia can be challenging. Sickle cell anemia — a genetic disorder characterized by the production of abnormal hemoglobin, causing red blood cells to become rigid and assume a sickle shape [...]

The Ripple Effect: Why Everyday Kindness Matters More Than You Think

In a world that often seems hectic and fast-paced, the power of kindness can get forgotten. The busier we are, the easier it is to forget that everyday kindness matters and that a simple act of compassion can make a profound impact, especially for those who may be yearning for a glimmer of warmth in [...]

Navigating the Festive Season: A Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season is upon us, and along with the joyous celebrations and festive decorations, it often brings an abundance of tempting treats and indulgent meals. While it's natural to want to savor the flavors of the season, it's also important to prioritize your health and well-being. In this guide, we'll explore some practical tips [...]

Neighborhood Health Association nationally recognized for its commitment to improve cardiovascular health

The American Heart Association presents outpatient program achievement awards for proven dedication to ensuring patients have access to best practices that reduce risk of heart disease and stroke Neighborhood Health Association (NHA) has received three American Heart Association outpatient program achievement awards in recognition for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and [...]

How to Support Someone Living with Sickle Cell Disease

How to Support Someone Living with Sickle Cell Disease Did you know that more than 100,000 Americans are living with sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited hematological disorders that can lead to widespread damage and chronic pain from bone and joint damage, ulcers, and other causes. According to the Centers for [...]