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2014-06-26 12:26:24

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announces the publication of the ASTHO State Profile of Public Health, Volume 3, which is a comprehensive source of information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the profile aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and...

2014-06-23 16:24:57

Leading Academic and Community Organizations Foster Dialogue on Improving Community Health and Reducing Gaps in Care LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, "Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward." The...

2014-06-10 20:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early childhood obesity - for children up to age 8 years old - needs our attention now for the future of our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 22.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 14.1 percent of white children. In addition, the CDC reports health care spending due to obesity is estimated at $210 billion annually, or 21 percent of total national health care spending....

2014-05-29 10:34:04

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dropping this policy may widen inequalities, warn researchers A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes amenable to healthcare in England, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. In 1999, the government introduced a new 'health inequalities' objective for the allocation of NHS resources in England, which resulted in greater NHS spending in...

2014-05-20 12:10:40

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Recruiting more Hispanics to cancer clinical trials crucial to reducing health disparities Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and they suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cancers of the cervix, stomach and liver. However, their enrollment levels in cancer clinical trials seeking to cure these problems is abysmally low: 3.9 percent. In a paper published today...

2014-05-20 10:04:10

American Thoracic Society Pulmonary hypertension patients from lower socioeconomic groups present for initial evaluation at a more advanced disease state than those from higher income groups, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Lower socioeconomic status is associated with reduced access to health care and negative effects on health status, but data on its effects on the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension is...

2014-05-13 16:28:19

AARP Urges Governor Quinn to Sign the Bill into Law SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Illinoisans who receive critical care in their own homes or in institutions will have a powerful ally as soon as Governor Quinn signs into law Senate Bill 2773. The legislation will seek out and fix disparities in critical services to older individuals, and is the result of AARP's ongoing advocacy work against Illinois' well-documented history of racial and...

2014-04-30 23:25:40

Kaiser Permanente helping to foster a vibrant, healthy community in Colorado. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 It’s a sunny late-winter morning, and an intrepid rider heads off on one of the bright red B-Cycles that have become ubiquitous on Denver’s streets. She rides past a schoolyard, where children scramble up a brightly painted playground structure and race down the slides. In the middle school down the street, students play a fierce game of kickball with their PlayWorks...

2014-04-21 23:01:51

Prevention-focused population health solutions are crucial in achieving health equity in minority communities. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The Population Health Alliance, the leading advocate for population health and workplace wellness, today issued the following statement in recognition of April as National Minority Health Month, an annual observance that seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities and unfavorable health outcomes that disproportionally affect African...

2014-04-15 23:05:14

Collaborators include Florida academic institutions and health care providers as well as government, community-based and funding organizations. TAMPA, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) was established as a way to better understand health disparities in medically underserved populations, as well as to implement the Health Disparities Research Agenda for Florida which focuses on developing and testing innovations that will improve health in these...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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