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The National Urban League presents: 21st Century Health Equity Solutions – Health Equity and Accountability Act

The National Urban League presents: 21st Century Health Equity Solutions – Health Equity and Accountability Act

Events | June 8 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:30am-11:00am Cannon House Office Building Room 421 Communities of color continue to face substantial cultural, physical, social, and economic barriers to obtaining quality health care. Panelists will discuss the...

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

| June 6 2016

Kim Krisberg First in a series on the role of social determinants of health. Visit www.thenationshealth.org/sdoh for related content. Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle...

Dream World

Dream World

Articles | June 6 2016

by Michael Wenger - Adjunct Faculty Member, George Washington University I fell asleep the other night while visiting Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room on CNN. And I dreamed. It started with the Democrats. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders...

A Call for Nominations for the RWJF Award for Health Equity

A Call for Nominations for the RWJF Award for Health Equity

Articles | June 3 2016

We're pleased to announce the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (RWJF-APIC Award). It is a seven-year program to recognize individuals who have made...

HELEN webinar: “Paying for Quality: What is the Impact on Health Equity?”

HELEN webinar: “Paying for Quality: What is the Impact on Health Equity?”

Articles, Events | May 20 2016

HELEN Webinar - Thursday, June 2, 2016 On May 9th, CMS released its much anticipated proposed rule to implement MACRA and gave stakeholders until June 27, 2016 to submit public comments.  In order to better inform HELEN members as to the...

Eliminating Health Disparities Among Men and Boys – A Congressional Briefing  Presented by the American Psychological Association

Eliminating Health Disparities Among Men and Boys – A Congressional Briefing Presented by the American Psychological Association

Articles | May 17 2016

Save the Date: May 24, 2016 12:00 - 1:30pm B-369 Rayburn House Office Building (Lunch Provided) Men and boys from vulnerable populations have some of the worst health outcomes in the country. Join a panel of experts who will discuss:...

NBC News covers Brian and our own David Harrington from PG County Collaboratives for Health Equity: Fighting a ‘Food Desert’ in Prince George’s County

NBC News covers Brian and our own David Harrington from PG County Collaboratives for Health Equity: Fighting a ‘Food Desert’ in Prince George’s County

Articles, Video | May 17 2016

By Tracee Wilkins In some Prince George's County, Maryland, neighborhoods, you can drive for miles without seeing a proper grocery store. The county has been labeled a "food desert" because of the lack of healthy options -- especially in the...

Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign

Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign

Articles | May 16 2016

15 Days of Equity In 2008, Marguerite Casey Foundation listened as more than 15,000 families from 47 states identified issues of concerned to families nationwide. These issues became the Equal Voice National Family Platform. In 2012, the...

St. Ignatius leaders vow to address racism after student protest

St. Ignatius leaders vow to address racism after student protest

Articles | May 16 2016

by Mitch Dudek A group of minority students at St. Ignatius College Prep — one of the city’s most exclusive private schools — held a silent protest last week in the school cafeteria that has sparked a wider conversation among students,...

Google to ban payday loan advertisements

Google to ban payday loan advertisements

Articles | May 11 2016

Google announced Wednesday that it will ban all payday loan ads from its site, bowing to concerns by advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable by offering them immediate cash that must be paid back under sky-high...