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Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Articles | July 6 2016

by Get Well Wednesday/BlackAmericaWeb.com Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Articles | July 1 2016

by Sameer Rao "We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are 'isolated.' They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this...

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Articles | June 28 2016

The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in 2008. She sued the university after she was denied admission on...

Research shows that Black children have higher postsurgical complication rates in national sample

Research shows that Black children have higher postsurgical complication rates in national sample

Articles | June 24 2016

Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that: "Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery....

Impact Report: Boys and Young Men of Color

Impact Report: Boys and Young Men of Color

Articles, Reports | June 23 2016

In January/February 2015, the National Voices Project (NVP) conducted the Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) survey, in partnership with the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE). The survey was administered by GfK, an...

Impact Report – Bias in the Media: Girls & Young Women of Color

Impact Report – Bias in the Media: Girls & Young Women of Color

Articles, Reports | June 20 2016

In January/February 2015, the National Voices Project (NVP) conducted the Girls and Young Women of Color survey, in partnership with the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE). The survey was administered by GfK, an international survey...

Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

Articles | June 16 2016

by Kim Krisberg Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle infant mortality, an issue that affected the community’s black newborns at more than twice the rate of white...

House Panel Calls on U.S. DOT to Measure Access to Economic Opportunity

House Panel Calls on U.S. DOT to Measure Access to Economic Opportunity

Articles | June 15 2016

A bill working its way through Congress may prompt federal officials to get a better handle on how transportation projects help or hinder access to jobs, education, and health care. The legislation, which passed out of a House Committee this...

Black Couple Fights to End Food Deserts in Chicago

Black Couple Fights to End Food Deserts in Chicago

Articles | June 15 2016

CHICAGO–With a mission to eradicate food deserts Dr. Jifunza C.A. Wright M.D. and her husband, Fred Carter launched the Healthy Food Hub, seven years ago, a community run reverse community supported agriculture (CSA) initiative offering healthier,...

Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States: Meeting 2

Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States: Meeting 2

Video | June 14 2016

Cuyahoga County Community Health Improvement Plan Presentation & Q&A (57:55 ) Martha Halko Deputy Director, Prevention & Wellness Cuyahoga County Board of Health Gregory Brown Executive Director, PolicyBridge President, Brown...