Press Room

For millions of American women, pregnancy brings not only the anticipation of new life, but also the risk of death. The words maternal and infant should not be linked to the word mortality, but in black communities and households throughout America, that is the harsh reality.
Washington, DC – The Boards of Directors of CommonHealth ACTION and the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) are pleased to announce an exciting new stage in the relationship between the two non-profit organizations. As of July 1, 2015, IPHI will operate independently, while the two organizations will continue to co-locate and share administrative capacity to ensure that both organizations continue to thrive.

(Washington, DC) Today CommonHealth ACTION begins work conducting research for the Susan G. Komen® updated National Capital Region Community Profile. Washington, DC has the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States. The breast cancer incidence rate is 20% higher and mortality rate is nearly 40% higher in Washington, DC compared to the national average. The region also has one of the highest incidence rates of late-stage breast cancer and women of color experience the highest rates of breast cancer mortality.
Creating a Culture of Equity for Veterans' Transition to Civilian Life