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Health Equity

Smart Justice -- Begins With Health Equity

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

Smart Justice is a banner many state law enforcement and criminal justice stakeholders utilize to drive prison reform. Whatever strategies and program...

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Christopher Noble

Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.

Why It Is Imperative To Address Latino Health Disparities

Elianne Ramos | Posted 05.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.

More Than Numbers: The Human Stories Behind Global Health Data

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

Health should not be something that can only be accessed by those who have the means to pay for treatment, but should rather be shared by everyone, especially those in fragile economic situations.

The FDA Should Even The Score For Women's Sexual Health

Susan Scanlan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Susan Scanlan

Women have the right to make their own informed choices concerning their sexual health; that gender equality should be the standard when it comes to access to treatments for sexual dysfunction; and that the approval of safe and effective treatments for women's sexual dysfunction should be a priority for action by the FDA.

The Black Church and HIV: A Divine Prescription

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

On July 20, the NAACP will recognize the Day of Unity, to combat the disparate impact that HIV has on Black America. As an ordained minister, I know the power that faith communities can wield by providing life saving education and advocacy. This is not the time to be quiet. This is the time to speak.

Taking Action for Health Equity Through Preparedness and Response

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

It takes a community working together to prepare for, respond to and recover effectively from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies. Minority Health Month reminds us how important health equity is -- not just for minority communities but for our health and strength as a nation.

MLK Day: His Calls for Equality, Service Are Enduring Legacies

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Involvement can come in so many ways, from giving money to giving time, from offering your expertise to rounding up friends to attend an event. The possibilities are limitless. So are the opportunities. Whatever you believe in, there's an organization out there that could use you.

Improving Our Nation's Health, Community by Community

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.

Health Equity For Older LGBT People Of Color

Robert Espinoza | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Helena Bushong and Ty Martin are LGBT and people of color. Both combat the health disparities and socioeconomic challenges associated with aging as people who are marginalized on multiple fronts.

Immigration and the Elderly

Lisa Eckenwiler | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Lisa Eckenwiler

We might be said to be responsible for addressing harms migrant care workers (and their countries' health systems and ill and aging populations) suffer because of our shared humanity, or our participation in processes that generate injustice.

The U.S. Health Disadvantage: A Crisis That We Must Address Together Today

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Claire Pomeroy

Sustainable improvements in health and the elimination of health disparities will occur only when society removes the silos between medical care and other social services. The nation must embrace an approach that addresses these upstream determinants of health.

Latinos Say No to Medicaid Cuts

Jennifer Ng’andu | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Ng’andu

Budget negotiators are focusing on quick fixes instead of making efficient changes, often without regard to how the cuts affect people. This is a dangerous move that could put vulnerable communities, particularly working Latinos, at risk.

A Victory for Communities of Color and for the Nation

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of endless debate, commentary, political jockeying and legal analysis, on Thursday we learned a simple lesson: real people can win.

Now That We Have the Evidence, How Do We Move Forward to Correct the Problem?

Rep. Donna M. Christensen | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Donna M. Christensen

A study released last Thursday underscores that there is an immediate need for the leadership at NIH to support, expand the authority of and increase funding allocated to National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities.