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Dr. Carla Featured Expert in Health First!: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide!


Health First book coverDr. Carla Stokes is a featured expert on adolescent girls in Health First!: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide (Chapter 1).

Co-authored by Eleanor Hinton Hoytt and Hilary Beard, Health First is rooted in the groundbreaking work of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of black women and girls.

Health First investigates health challenges and disparities that impact black women and girls, with a focus on health promotion and prevention.  In the chapter on adolescence, Dr. Carla is quoted on critical issues such as sexuality, dating violence, body image and the impact of media on girls.

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