Latest Health disparities Stories

2012-07-18 01:15:28

Analysis of interventions in 5 diseases offers guidelines to help close the gap Major disparities exist along racial and ethnic lines in the United States for various medical conditions, but guidance is scarce about how to reduce these gaps. Now, a new "roadmap" has been unveiled to give organizations expert guidance on how to improve health equity in their own patient populations. Finding Answers, a national program based at the University of Chicago and funded by the Robert Wood...

2012-07-11 05:47:38

Improving access to health care for minority women of childbearing age could improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce racial differences in infant mortality, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women´s Health website. Infant mortality rates for non-Hispanic blacks and other minorities are much higher than for non-Hispanic whites. Better preconception...

2012-06-28 23:03:46

Landmark legislation will help eliminate health disparities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Today the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the constitutionality of the historic Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds this decision as a significant victory for Latinas, who are more likely than other groups to face structural barriers that prevent them from accessing health care and preventive services. “Latinas have...

2012-06-06 23:02:58

Dr. Didra Brown Taylor partners with black owned beauty shops across the country to address health disparities in African American women. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Of all minority groups, African-Americans have the most, and many times the largest, differences in health risks when compared to other minority groups. African-Americans have more disease, disability, and early death as well. African American women are becoming more at risk of developing high blood pressure and...

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