These apps make mental health easier for people in the margins

When people of color have found themselves marginalized and shunned from mainstream spaces, they’ve historically built rooms for themselves.

That initiative and resistance is what some people of color — Black, Latinx, Asian American and Native American — have taken up by creating digital spaces and organizations for the mental health needs of their communities.

In a world where the mental health workforce is predominantly White — especially in countries where White people are the majority — people of color’s access to mental health services can be hindered by socioeconomics, stigma or language or cultural barriers.

“There’s a long history of building out ecosystems of care in our communities,” said Erica Woodland, the founder and executive director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network.

That makes sense: Racial and ethnic minorities, studies have shown, respond well to mental health professionals who are culturally relevant and understanding of

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This Noom Foods List Will Make Deciding What To Eat On The Diet Way Easier

If you’re trying to lose weight, there are endless programs and apps to choose from. And one that has over 45 million users is Noom. The diet plan has tons of solid reviews, but one part that can be confusing is the way Noom foods are grouped into lists or categories. Let’s get into it.

a person standing in front of a window: The Noom diet groups foods as green, yellow, or red, depending on their nutritional value. Here, nutritionists break down what meals on the Noom diet look like.

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The Noom diet groups foods as green, yellow, or red, depending on their nutritional value. Here, nutritionists break down what meals on the Noom diet look like.

“Noom is an approach to dieting delivered via an app that combines food and calorie tracking with behavior change strategies. Like most diets, it helps consumers lose weight by creating a caloric deficit,” says nutritionist Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, owner of Shaped by Charlotte. “Unlike most diets, there’s an emphasis on the mental aspects of weight loss, and the app provides regular mindset

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Tracy Anderson’s At-Home Workouts Just Got Easier With Her Online Studio

Tracy Anderson, fitness guru and trainer to stars like Jennifer Lopez and Gwenyth Paltrow, isn’t heading back to the gym IRL any time soon. “It’s just not a safe place for people to be right now,” she told STYLECASTER. “I was one of the first people to close mine and I’ll be one of the last people to open.” Her physical gym locations might be closed for the foreseeable future, but the Tracy Anderson Online Studio is revamped and better than ever.

Since going into quarantine with her family, Anderson has made sure that her workout routine is a priority in her daily life. “Showing up for your exercise routine is one of the best things you can do for your mood, for your happy hormones and for your health,” she explained. “It’s one of the best things you can do for your immune system.”

To help others bring more

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Gov. Beshear Provides Easier Access to Quality Health Coverage, Benefits with New, Improved kynect – Lane Report

Frankfort, Ky. — Taking a major step forward in his commitment to providing quality health care to Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday the state has reconnected kynect in order to provide easier access to health coverage and other benefits.

Gov. Beshear said the new kynect offers expanded benefits, enhanced usability, a new mobile-friendly format and helps to ready the commonwealth for the return of the state-based exchange, scheduled for enrollment in 2021 to begin the exchange in January 2022. The move is expected to save Kentuckians about $15 million a year.

“Even as the state continues to battle the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), we have remained committed to moving the state forward on major initiatives including expanding access to health care,” Gov. Beshear said. “Every member of Team Kentucky should have health care – it is a basic human right. Now that kynect is back, it is easier for

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How One Small Change to Packaged Foods Could Make Healthy Eating Easier

Health-minded grocery shoppers have long known that if you want to know the true nutritional value of any kind of packaged food, you have to look at the back of the box. The front may proclaim in a bold, colorful font that something is gluten-free, “natural,” or features a buzzy ingredient du jour like matcha or MCT oil. But the nutrition panel on the back (or in some cases, on the side) is where you’ll find the full truth about what’s in a product.

An industry group, called Facts Up Front, wants to change the food labeling process to make things more transparent. Their goal: to move key nutrition information (like saturated fat, sodium, and sugar content per serving) to the front of a product’s packaging so people can easily know at a glance what’s going on with their food. Some brands have already adopted these practices, with more

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Questionnaire from Linn Co. Public Health makes requesting derecho assistance easier

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – Linn County Public Health has been working with local nonprofits, and other community partners, to create a questionnaire to make requesting derecho assistance easier.

The survey was mainly created for those who live in rural areas of Linn County. People outside of the larger cities like Cedar Rapids and Marion, have different struggles and needs.

“Often times we overlook our rural communities. The level of need and the type of need is different sometimes than living within the city. So we really wanted to make sure we captured those rural needs as well,” Waypoint Director of Housing Services J’nae Peterman said.

The majority of requests have been about tree debris removal, but other services can be requested as well, such as mental health services, transportation assistance, and food needs.

“Any of those kind of social or human services needs is something that we are able

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