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Minority Health

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.

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

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 04.13.2014 | 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

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...

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...

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...

Janell Ross

Affordable Care Act Will Shrink Health Disparities

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Sec. 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.