CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – African-American Health: What can public health professionals and community organizations do to help achieve better health outcomes?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Death rates for African–Americans have declined about 25 percent over 17 years, primarily for those ages 65 years and older. Of concern, new analysis shows that younger African–Americans are living with or dying of conditions typically found at older ages in white Americans.
Leandris Liburd, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Associate Director, CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
Timothy Cunningham, Sc.D., Lead author and epidemiologist, CDC Division of Population Health
Tuesday, May 2, at 12:00 noon ET
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