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Minority Health

The Democratization Of Health Care: Building Sustainable Communities

Gary Puckrein | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The federal government is the nation's largest single payer of healthcare in the United States, yet it has no coherent plan or strategic vision beyond developing and executing alternative payment models.

NAMI C.A.R.E.S. About Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.05.2016 | New York

"Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to ...

Clinical trials: Seeking Diversity in Women for Better Testing | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women

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

Mental Health: The Hidden Illness Plaguing Minority Communities

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By the Society for Women's Health Research Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and impacts how we think, what ...

Poor Health for Some Means Problems for Us All

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Without a doubt, the statistics about how race can affect health are shocking, but it can be easy to think the issue is someone else's problem. But that's not the way health care works. Poor health in one part of the system affects us all.

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

Gary Puckrein | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

Medicine cannot be a backwater where historic inequities in care are much discussed, where the statistics of lives cut short are duly recorded, but not a finger is lifted to address systemic problems. Black lives matter in our streets, in our hospitals, in our clinics, and in our physician's offices.

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

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact

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.

July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact

To celebrate Minority Mental Health Month the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) is hosting its first #IWILLLISTEN Community Mental Health Fair on Saturday, July 25th.

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...

Minority Health Month Puts a Focus on Health Disparities

Bruce Caswell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Caswell

Best practices, conversations and community engagement activities must continue to improve and adjust to the changing dynamics of an increasingly diverse population.

Health Disparities Impoverish Us All

Ms. British A. Robinson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. British A. Robinson

Questions like these underscore the breadth and complexity of the challenge before us. To win the fight against health disparities, we must catalyze action in every sector and at every level.

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.

Leveraging Mobile Technology for Improved Public Health: Empowering Communities With Increased Access and Connectivity

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Garth Graham

Health care organizations, regional hospitals and grassroots intervention programs across the country are already experimenting with ways to leverage mobile technology to impact public health.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

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

5 Colonoscopy Myths Busted

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Despite being one of the more preventable forms of cancer known, a new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska M...

Janell Ross

Affordable Care Act Will Shrink Health Disparities | Janell Ross | Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

In a largely unexpected turn, the U.S. Supreme Court declared nearly the entire Affordable Care Act a constitutional and fully legal shift in the Amer...

Twenty Years Later and Still Fighting Invisibility

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Kathy Ko Chin

Regardless of our racial/ethnic group or HIV status, we should all join Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities around the nation in observing National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

It is Wrong to Ransom College Affordability with Preventive Health Funds

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

Failing to support public health weakens our nation's security. It is ironic that given limited funds and competing needs, Republican budget proposals cut human services and increase defense spending.

A Movement for National Minority Health Month

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Kathy Ko Chin

Communities of color need a multi-disciplinary approach to achieving health equity and eliminating barriers to care, which is why we support the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012.

Health Equity Can't Wait

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Kathleen Sebelius

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities, as well as highlight how the Affordable Care Act is reducing those disparities.

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.

The Cure on Black AIDS Day

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

The statistics hit like a blow to the gut. Nearly half of all new HIV cases in the U.S. are among African Americans, even though we represent just 12 percent of the population.