What are the opportunities of managing chronic conditions in the adolescent period?

Developing approaches to health promotion and chronic disease prevention in youth and young adults will yield considerable health benefits with additional effects on the next generation. Focusing on this age period is important for addressing disparities in health. The earlier disparities are addressed the better the chances of reducing or eliminating disparities. Studies in this area generate new knowledge about how various factors intersect to promote health and cause disease. Read More

 

About Charm

The Center for Health And Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM) is an NIH/National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded comprehensive center of excellence for addressing disparities and chronic disease prevention in minority youth and young adults.

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Spotlight

Jose Vadi, a poet and coordinator with the Bigger Picture, wrote a new article "Not Your Grandfather's Disease: Youth Change the Conversation on Type 2 Diabetes" for the online publication, Civil Eats, bringing to light the food justice issues related to type 2 diabetes.

From the article:

Most young people consider diabetes a “grandfather’s disease,” inherited at birth. They don’t always know that there are two very different forms of the disease, and that type 2 diabetes is preventable. This lack of awareness has staggering implications—between 2000 and 2008, rates of diabetes and prediabetes among Americans ages 12 to 19 shot from 9 percent to 23 percent.

CHARM is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Grant number P60MD006902