Blog Posts By: Melissa J. Robinson, MBA

Black Health Care Coalition works to achieve health equity


March 18, 2016

Tweet Share Share PinThe Black Health Care Coalition (BHCC) is a 27-year-old nonprofit organization deeply committed to the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (Benjamin Franklin). While we aim to prevent chronic illness, our staff and medical volunteers understand and value the opportunity to provide secondary prevention and effectively serve […]

The Tools We Need to Break Old Habits, Vote Yes on Prop B

October 31, 2012

Tweet Share Share PinVoting Yes on Proposition B is Missouri’s chance to break old habits. Our state has never invested money into smoking cessation and prevention, but Prop B’s 73-cent tobacco tax increase would change that by directing 20 percent of the revenue from the tax to these lifesaving programs and giving people the resources […]


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