According to a study by the CDC, 25% people living with HIV in the US are women, and only about half of those diagnosed are in care. Ingrid Floyd of Iris House addresses this troubling trend. Visit the Iris House on the web at www.IrisHouse.org
By 2020, it's estimated that 65% of jobs will require post-secondary education. But educational gaps still exist across socio-economic, gender, and racial lines. Dr. Michael L. Lomax of the United Negro College Fund addresses today's educational needs. Visit the United Negro College Fund on the web at www.UNCF.org
According to the CDC, each year, more than 12,000 children die from unintentional injuries and more than 2 million are treated for non-fatal injuries. Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President and C.E.O. of the National Congress for Black Women discusses the groups at highest risk for injuries and efforts to prevent unintentional injuries among children.
Dr. Williams stated, "In the case of ... African American children, they're susceptible to the suffocations, to the drownings, to burns ... and then pedestrian accident. ... Young black children often live in neighborhoods where the housing is not safe. They may not have fire alarms in them..."
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The institutionalization of children with disabilities is a worldwide problem augmented by reported abuse of children in over 25 countries. Eric Rosenthal of Disability Rights International discusses the issues and efforts toward improvement. Visit Disability Rights International on the web at www.DisabilityRightsIntl.org
According to an internal audit, more than 57,000 veterans have not been scheduled for an initial appointment with the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) discusses this delay in healthcare access for our returning servicemen and women. Visit Rep. Runyan on the web at www.Runyan.house.gov