Medicine Is Getting More Precise … For White People

The following excerpt is from an article by Rob Arthur published August 2, 2017, on FiveThirtyEight. Every human on earth is unique — our genes are different, we eat different things, we live in different places. As a result, medical treatments tend to work differently on different people. Depending on your genes, a drug might … Continue reading Medicine Is Getting More Precise … For White People

Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

From the article by Lauren Silverman on Kaiser Health News: Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest people Dr. Muhammad Tauseef ever treated. They’d drive long distances to see him, and often brought gifts. “It’s a small town, so they will sometimes bring you chickens, bring you eggs, bring you homemade cakes,” he said. One … Continue reading Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

CDC task force recommends engagement with community health workers for diabetes prevention

From the article from Healio: Endocrine today: Interventions that utilize community health workers for diabetes prevention, typically implemented in underserved communities, can improve health and reduce health disparities for adults with diabetes, according to a recent report released by a CDC task force. The Community Preventive Services Task Force is recommending interventions that engage community … Continue reading CDC task force recommends engagement with community health workers for diabetes prevention

Study Offers Young Doctors Strategies To Deal With Discrimination

From the article by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez on Kaiser Health News: n July 2013, a man arrived in the emergency room of a California hospital seeking treatment for his child. But when the intern on call walked in to see him, the father looked at her name tag and demanded another physician. As a Palestinian, … Continue reading Study Offers Young Doctors Strategies To Deal With Discrimination

Useful Resources: Considering the Impact of Proposed Legislation on Populations of Color

In the the third report from its Race for Results Case Study Series, the Annie E. Casey Foundation describes the use of racial equity impact assessment tools to improve policy making. The report focuses on four areas: Why it is critical to measure the impact of any proposed legislation or change in policy on communities … Continue reading Useful Resources: Considering the Impact of Proposed Legislation on Populations of Color

September HDRG Recap: Sustaining Community Health Advocates for the Long-term

At the September 16, 2016, meeting of the Health Disparities Research Group, Ms. Sarah Wraight, graduate research assistant with the Center for Healthy Communities and Master’s candidate in the department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, together with Ms. Candis Patterson, Health Education Specialist with the Center for Healthy Communities, presented “Will they stay or … Continue reading September HDRG Recap: Sustaining Community Health Advocates for the Long-term

The CHC Pipeline Program-An Opportunity to Explore a Career in Health Professions

The underrepresentation of African Americans in medicine and biomedical research professions means that for many students from health disparate communities, there are very few role models or mentors with similar backgrounds who can help guide them into careers in the medical professions. In an effort to address the problem, the USA Center for Healthy Communities … Continue reading The CHC Pipeline Program-An Opportunity to Explore a Career in Health Professions

Research Apprentices’ Presentation

In preparation for their upcoming formal presentation to  the 14th International Conference of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Research Apprentices Sherron Dortch, Valerie Grimes, and Carla Taylor together with Research Technician, Marcellus Hudson and Research Assistants, Lynette Parker and Andrea Hudson, spoke to members of the Health Disparities Research Group during the April meeting.  They provided the … Continue reading Research Apprentices’ Presentation

Wanted: More Black and Latino Doctors

from the article by Amy Scott on MarketPlace: At 9:30 on a recent Saturday morning, when a lot of teenagers were still home in bed, 10 high school seniors sat in a conference room at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, talking about what it takes to succeed in medical school. “You’re going to need study … Continue reading Wanted: More Black and Latino Doctors

Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform

In January, an ASPE Issue Brief published by the Department of Health and Human Services  explored the potential of Community Health Workers (CHW) in contributing to improved health care delivery. Focused on providing information of U.S. policymakers, the issue brief -- Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform -- covers … Continue reading Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform