Trend of fewer black male medical school graduates having bad overall effect

The following excerpt comes from the October 12, 2018, article by Kia Morgan-Smith in TheGrio. A lack of African American males entering the medical profession is having a broad overall impact on the black community, a new study shows.According to a 2015 report from the American Association of Medical Colleges, between 1978 and 2015, the … Continue reading Trend of fewer black male medical school graduates having bad overall effect

Implicit Bias Isn’t Discrimination. But It Leads to It

The following excerpt comes from the September 26, 2018, article by Richard A. Morgan on CityLab. In April, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men sitting peacefully inside a coffee shop. The culprit, according to Starbucks’ CEO and the city’s mayor, was implicit bias—subconscious thought that can influence behavior. Headlines … Continue reading Implicit Bias Isn’t Discrimination. But It Leads to It

Research: Having a Black Doctor Led Black Men to Receive More-Effective Care

The following excerpt comes from the August 10, 2018, article by Nicole Torres in the Harvard Business Review. In the U.S., racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of chronic disease, obesity, and premature death than white people. Black patients, in particular, have among the worst health outcomes, experiencing higher rates of hypertension and stroke. … Continue reading Research: Having a Black Doctor Led Black Men to Receive More-Effective Care

The Lancet: Police killings of unarmed black Americans impact mental health of wider black American population

The following excerpt comes from the June 21, 2018, press release on EurekAlert!. Police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general population, according to a new population-based study. With police killings of unarmed black Americans widely perceived to be a symptom of structural … Continue reading The Lancet: Police killings of unarmed black Americans impact mental health of wider black American population

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

Racism, Not Race, Causes Health Disparities for Black Mothers

The following excerpt comes from the April 18, 2018, article by Sheela Nimishakavi for NPQ. The health disparities that exist for Black mothers in America are well documented. Black women are three to four times more likely to die from childbirth than their White counterparts. Yet, aside from listing “being Black” as a risk factor … Continue reading Racism, Not Race, Causes Health Disparities for Black Mothers

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

Racial Health Disparities Are Well Documented

The following excerpt comes from the December 12, 2017, article by Sheela Nimishakavi from NPQ. Following the tragic death of a highly educated and accomplished African American mother three weeks after giving birth, a tough question remains unanswered: If education, income, and a strong support system cannot protect black women from dying during and shortly … Continue reading Racial Health Disparities Are Well Documented

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

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