Latest Health disparities Stories

2011-12-15 12:58:41

A study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review has brought new understanding as to why death rates for less educated middle aged adults are much higher than for their more educated peers despite increased awareness and treatments aimed at reducing health disparities. For decades, data has shown that middle aged adults with low education levels–that is high school or less–are twice as likely to die as those with higher education levels. Professor Richard...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

"Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions" is the first book to examine the racial, socioeconomic, and biological factors that influence cancer incidence and survival, and is a major contribution to the cancer and health disparities field. This title is co-published by the American Cancer Society and Springer Publishing Company, and edited by Drs. Ronit Elk and Hope Landrine. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 "Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions" is...

2011-12-02 14:00:00

Calling for individuals & organizations to submit a program proposal that will improve opportunities for health for all CT residents Hartford, CT (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Today, Health Justice CT, an initiative focused on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, announces the Health Justice CT Challenge. The Health Justice CT Challenge is an innovative competition for individuals and organizations to creatively share their ideas and program proposals to address health disparities in...

Health Disparity Levels Increased After 1980
2011-12-01 14:14:06

According to new research, levels of health disparity have increased substantially for people born in the U.S. after 1980. The researchers from several universities also found that health disparity tends to increase as people move into middle age, before declining as people reach old age. The two results suggest that the gap between the healthiest and least healthiest people in the U.S. will grow larger for the next one or even two decades as the younger generations grow older and...

2011-11-17 03:05:03

Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers have been largely ignored by services, policies and research. These seniors face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to services, according to the first study on aging and health in these communities. The study, released Nov. 16 and led by Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen and colleagues at the University of Washington´s School of Social Work, indicates that prevention...

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