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Minority Health Disparities

Taking Action for Health Equity Through Preparedness and Response

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. For her 40th birthday in October 2...

STUDY: Minority Health Care Outcomes Have Little To Do With Health Coverage Or Lack Of It

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Toland | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices

Black and Hispanic populations receive lesser-quality health care, at lesser hospitals, than do whites. Why is that? One persistent theory is that m...

The Truth Behind Health Disparities And Exercise

Posted 04.18.2013 | Black Voices

While closing the gap on health disparities in the U.S. has focused on both social and behavioral interventions, a new study out of Vanderbilt Univers...

Undoing D.C. Cancer Disparities

YaVonne Vaughan | Posted 12.25.2012 | DC
YaVonne Vaughan

The decades-old persistence of cancer disparities and the designation of Washington, D.C. having the worst black-white cancer death rate gap in the nation deserve nothing short of a sea change in budget and policy priorities.

CPR Less Likely In Certain Neighborhoods, Study Shows

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.25.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders...

Better Health for All Americans: Bending the Arc Toward Justice

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

Equity in health and health care are singular human rights. We seldom say out loud that it really means what happens when you're not white. And disparities remain because the majority of America too often fails, even today, to regard the vast numbers of our poorest, oldest, sickest non-white people as equal members of our society.

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.