Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project

Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project On January 28, 2017, Dr. Shalon Irving passed away from complications after giving birth to her daughter. Dr. Shalon was a brilliant scientist with a passion for improving community health. “I see inequity wherever it exists, call it by name, and work to eliminate it,” she wrote. As an epidemiologist…

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Movember ~ Change the Face of Men’s Health

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide and Mental Health. The word Movember is a combination of words moustache, “mo”, and “November”.  The goal of Movember is to “change the face…

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Suicide Prevention, Kevin Briggs, The Guardian of The Golden Gate Bridge

Sergeant Kevin Briggs (also known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge) was a California Highway Patrol officer noted for his work in suicide intervention, having dissuaded more than two hundred people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge into the San Francisco Bay. He retirement from the California Highway Patrol in 2013…

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