Extreme heat events can be dangerous, especially for disadvantaged communities. Regardless of income or background, everyone should have access to the health and social equity services essential for staying safe.
By Yuki Noguchi, NPR
“Black women are provided a standard of care below what is provided to other women who are not Black when receiving health care services related to labor and delivery.”
The recent Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at universities could have major consequences for the healthcare system, which is already struggling to combat racial disparities.
By Lisa Jarvis, Bloomberg Opinion
Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical company that produces insulin, has announced that it will cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 a month for all Americans, regardless of their insurance status. This move comes after President Joe Biden urged drugmakers to lower insulin prices as part of his healthcare agenda.
One painfully clear reality about infant mortality shared across developing and developed nations1 is this: Black babies die at higher rates than White babies. Even in the US, where the infant death rates for all age groups is shown to be dropping, Black infants still die at twice the rate as White infants.
By Haley Weiss, Fatherly
By Allana Akhtar, Insider
By Jacqueline Howard and, CNN
By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press (AP)
The nation will soon mark 1 million COVID-19 deaths.
By Richard Besser