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Category Archives: Health Disparities

The Late Dr. Llaila Afrika | Holistic Health 101

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“Genius” alumna Lisa Cooper discusses the importance of tackling health inequalities

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  Photo: Johns Hopkins University Lisa Cooper, an alumna of Emory College, has become a global expert in understanding health inequalities. She will review her latest book during a virtual Emory Alumni event on July 22nd at 7pm.  Cooper, a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Genius, will discuss her new book on healthcare disparities in a virtual […]

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“We can do better” with racial health differences in pregnant women, says Dr. Borders

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A new initiative aims to address systemic inequalities for pregnant women in Illinois. The Birth Equity [Justice] Initiative was launched by the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative and aims to reduce racial disparities in pregnancy and birth health outcomes. Dr. Ann Borders, a doctor of maternal and fetal medicine at NorthShore University Health System, said the […]

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Germs of economic health disparities found in subsistence society | WSU insider

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A Tsimane villager crossing on the Maniqui River in the early morning. The Tsiname people of Bolivia live primarily on livelihoods, relying on fishing, hunting, foraging and growing their own crops for food. Photo by Adrian Jaeggi By Sara Zaske, WSU-Nachrichten PULLMAN, Washington – There are no billionaires among the tsimans in Bolivia, although some […]

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Children’s Minnesota tackles racial health disparities: ‘What gets measured, gets done’

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Twelve-year-old Laila Moses was reluctant, at first, about getting a routine immunization shot. So a medical assistant at her Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics clinic in Brooklyn Park rubbed some cream on her arm to numb the injection spot. When it came time for the needle, Moses coughed to distract herself — another pain-reducing method […]

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Somatus aims to address health disparities in kidney care through innovative research partnerships and access to exclusive data

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MCLEAN, Va .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Somatus, the nation’s leading provider of value-based kidney care serving more than 150,000 patients nationwide, announced today that it has been granted access to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) CMS Office of Minority Health’s Health Equity Data Access Program for Cohort […]

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CDC Awards Millions From Louisville Metro To Further Address COVID-19 Health Disparities | news

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (WDRB) – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard, and after a solid 15 months and more, it is affecting different communities in different ways. Pictured: Ronald Marshall, a resident of West Louisville. Ronald Marshall lives in West Louisville. He recalls the fake coronavirus test sites that appeared in April 2020, as well as […]

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Why everyone should care about health inequalities – and what to do about it

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by Genaro C. Armas, Aha News The coronavirus pandemic and equality movement have long put the spotlight on systemic issues that contribute to health inequalities related to factors such as race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and sexual identity. But health inequalities don’t just affect those who face them. In a time of deep division and […]

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Gabby Thomas Q&A – This Sprinter Wants to Tackle Health Disparities—But After the Olympic Trials

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Success—both on the track and off—came relatively early for sprinter Gabby Thomas. In 2016, she made her first appearance at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in the 200 meters. At the time, she was just a freshman at Harvard University, training under coach Kebba Tolbert. In March 2018, she broke the collegiate record […]

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Indiana Raises $ 40 Million From CDC To Address COVID-Related Health Inequalities

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Indiana and Marion Counties are receiving more than $ 40 million in federal funding from a $ 2.25 billion national fund aimed at addressing health inequalities caused by the COVID pandemic. The money represents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s largest investment to date, which is focused on improving equity in healthcare. The grants […]

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