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Minority Health Disparities

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Clinical trials: Seeking Diversity in Women for Better Testing

USA.gov | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
USA.gov

Everyone celebrates when a new medication or experimental treatment cures a friend or family member. New drugs and other medical advancements are the ...

Making Health Equity A Reality In America

Rep. Robin Kelly | Posted 09.16.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Robin Kelly

Your zip code, ethnicity and bank balance shouldn't determine your health. The Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America puts us one step closer to balancing the scales and realizing the core mission of the CBC Health Braintrust: Achieving health equity in a generation.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
NAMI-NYC Metro

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

Agencies Make Infertility Treatment Affordable For Low-Income Women

Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

By Julia Haskins Trying to conceive a child isn’t just emotionally draining. It can also be a financial burden, especially for low-income familie...

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.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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.

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.