Letter from the Editor – May 2023

Dear Readers,

I am delighted to present to you the May 2023 issue of The Color of Wellness Magazine, dedicated to the crucial topic of health equity through health education. Our mission is to empower black families to live well by providing patient education and resources tailored to their unique needs and experiences. In this issue, we continue to fulfill our commitment by bringing you insightful articles written by black nurses who possess the knowledge, empathy, and deep belief in the total well-being of families of color.

At The Color of Wellness Magazine, we believe that knowledge is power, and our dedicated team of black nurses strives to equip our readers with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions about their health. By sharing their expertise and experiences, our writers bring context and expand the experiences that teach families from the lens of caring nurses. It is through this lens that we make history and drive positive change in the lives of our readers.

In this month’s issue, we have curated a selection of powerful articles that cover a range of topics crucial to the well-being of black families. Our focus areas include sexual health, colon health, meat alternatives, mental health awareness month, and processed foods. Let me give you a glimpse of the insightful articles you will find within these pages.

Sexual Health: Our writers delve into the important topic of sexual health, exploring issues such as reproductive health, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections. By addressing these subjects, we aim to provide knowledge and promote healthy choices that will empower individuals and strengthen relationships.

Colon Health: In this article, our dedicated nurses shed light on the importance of colon health and provide valuable insights on prevention, early detection, and managing conditions related to the colon. By sharing this information, we hope to raise awareness and encourage proactive steps towards maintaining a healthy digestive system.

Meat Alternatives: As the world becomes increasingly conscious of the impact of our dietary choices on our health and the environment, our writers explore the growing popularity of meat alternatives. They provide guidance on incorporating these alternatives into your diet and share the benefits they offer for both personal well-being and sustainability.

Mental Health Awareness Month: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we take this opportunity to focus on the mental well-being of black families. Our writers discuss various aspects of mental health, including the importance of self-care, seeking support, and destigmatizing mental health issues within our communities.

Processed Foods: In this article, we shine a light on processed foods and their potential impact on our health. Our nurses explain the risks associated with excessive consumption of processed foods and provide practical tips for making healthier choices to protect the well-being of your family.

As you immerse yourself in the pages of this magazine, we hope you feel empowered, informed, and inspired to make positive changes in your lives. Our commitment to health equity and education remains unwavering, and we will continue to bring you the best resources and perspectives to support your well-being.

We extend our gratitude to our talented writers, whose dedication and passion make this magazine a valuable resource for black families seeking to live well. Their expertise, relatability, and belief in the total well-being of families of color shine through in every article.

Finally, we express our heartfelt appreciation to you, our readers, for your continued support and engagement. Together, we are shaping history and building a future where health equity is a reality for all. Your feedback, comments, and stories inspire us to keep pushing boundaries and striving for excellence.

Thank you for being a part of The Color of Wellness community. We hope you enjoy this issue and find it enlightening and empowering.

Yours in health and well-being,

Michelle Greene Rhodes, MHS
The Color of Wellness Magazine

Michelle Rhodes