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NSU focuses on health during Caribbean American Heritage Month

NSU is raising awareness about a program focused on the unique health and nutrition concerns of Caribbean-Americans called the Caribbean Diaspora Health Nutrition Outreach Project.
NSU is raising awareness about a program focused on the unique health and nutrition concerns of Caribbean-Americans called the Caribbean Diaspora Health Nutrition Outreach Project.

DAVIE, Fla. – Florida is home to the largest number of Caribbean immigrants in the nation, the majority living right here in South Florida.

And Nova Southeastern University is working to raise awareness about a program focused on the unique health and nutrition concerns of Caribbean-Americans called the Caribbean Diaspora Health Nutrition Outreach Project.

“This is geared towards helping our very large Caribbean community here in South Florida make small digestible changes in their diet and lifestyle to stave off noncommunicable diseases — diabetes, high blood pressure stroke,” said Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, Chair of NSU’s Department of Internal Medicine and Project Lead Investigator. “And we know the pandemic certainly highlighted many of these underlying issues.”

For more information on the project, go to nsucaribbeanhealth.com.


About the Author:

Veteran journalist Kathleen Corso is the special projects producer for Local 10 News.