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By Social Justice Learning Institute, 08/04/2014

Cameron Meadows – Urban Health Fellow

Student Reflection,  6/30/14

“Today was good. The highlight of the day was when we talked about the ‘N’ word. It was a highlight for me because both parties made very valid points. I’m really excited for the rest of the summer with this program.”

– Cameron Meadows

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, in a 2009 report stated, the death rate for African Americans was higher than Whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide.

In response to the health crises impacting communities of color, SJLI with funding from The California Wellness Foundation has developed a five-week, hands-on internship and training fellowship. The preceding journal entry was written by a Fellow during his Urban Health Fellowship training.

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