Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by Liz Entman in Research News @ Vanderbilt. Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color and LGBTQI men, who have some … Continue reading Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

Exploring African Americans’ High Maternal and Infant Death Rates

The following excerpt comes from the February 1, 2018, article by Cristina Novoa and Jamila Taylor posted by the Center for American Progress. References have been removed from the excerpt. Shortly after giving birth to her son in August 2017, 27-year-old activist and Black Lives Matter icon Erica Garner suffered her first heart attack. Garner, … Continue reading Exploring African Americans’ High Maternal and Infant Death Rates

Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

Organization to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

The following excerpt comes from the January 15, 2018, article by Hannah Clayton in The Vanguard, the University of South Alabama’s student news site. Malik McMullin, a second-year medical student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently founded Minority Association for Premedical Students (MAPS) with the goal of improving support for minority … Continue reading Organization to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities

The following excerpt comes from the January 8, 2018, press release from the American Psychological Association on EurekaAlert!. People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according … Continue reading Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The following excerpt comes from the November 11, 2017, article by Rae Ellen Bichell on Shots: Health News from NPR. The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons. "I still cringe when I think about it," says Montenegro. It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had … Continue reading Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

Heart Health Disparities Take Toll on African-Americans

The following excerpt comes from the article by Will Boggs published October 23, 2017,  on Reuters. African-Americans have worse cardiovascular health and more deaths from heart disease than other groups, at least partly from less effective disease prevention and management efforts, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). ”While African Americans … Continue reading Heart Health Disparities Take Toll on African-Americans

Annual Report on Healthcare Quality and Disparities

In July, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) posted the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report on its website. Mandated by Congress, this annual report “provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general US population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups.”  Based … Continue reading Annual Report on Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Talking about Health Equity

Recently, the Health Policy Research Consortium create a YouTube Series, Conversations on Health Equity,  exploring health equity with leading experts. Available videos include Conversations on Health Equity: Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable - Part 1 -- discussing the mission of NIMHD and the meaning of health disparities. Conversations on Health Equity: Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable - Part 2 … Continue reading Talking about Health Equity

Useful Resource: Behavioral Health Equity

The Office of Behavioral Health Equity of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides resources to address disparities related to mental health and/or substance use disorders in various populations. Available resources include: Data, Reports and Issue Briefs; SAMHSA Programs and Initiatives; SAMHSA Behavioral Health and In-Language Resources; and  Federal Initiatives and Resources. Items … Continue reading Useful Resource: Behavioral Health Equity