Original Airdate: 6/13/1974
Alcoholism - Trteatment
Health - Afro-Americans
Public health - Boston - Massachusetts
Sickle cell anemia
Teeth - Care and hygiene
Public Affairs: Current Events
Hughes, Howard (Director, Dimcock Community Health Center)
Kelly, Dr. Houston
Sullivan, Dr. Louis
Boston Sickle Cell Center - Boston - Massachusetts
Dimock Community Health Center - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Minority Council on Alcoholism - Boston - Massachusetts
Program examines a number of health issues prevalent in the the African American community and provides contact information for health-related resources. Host Topper Carew, narrating over still photography, introduces interview segments with Say Brother writer/researcher Dighton Spooner and Dr. Houston Kelly (on hypertension and the diet of the Black community), Dr. Louis Sullivan of the Boston Sickle Cell Center (on the physical and political implications of sickle cell anemia), Howard Hughes, Director of the Dimock Community Health Center's alcoholism program (on recognizing and treating alcohol problems), Dr. Edward Hurwitz (on foot care), and Dr. Ronald Weston (on dental care and early prevention). Carew, alone, narrates informational segments on lead paint poisoning, mental health, and drug abuse, over still photography.
June Cross (assistant to the producer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Huntley Nicholas, Jr. (film sound)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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