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Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Articles | April 14 2016

We must acknowledge the link between race and poor health before we can meet our nation's daunting health equity challenge. By Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and David Williams When we talk about seeking health equity in this country, the goal is to...

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

Articles | April 11 2016

Story by Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away in their 30s, 40s and 50s in a slow-motion crisis driven by decaying health in small-town America, according...

Book Launch for “Coming of Age in the Other America”

Book Launch for “Coming of Age in the Other America”

| April 8 2016

Hear Stefanie DeLuca introduce a powerful new book about upward mobility for disadvantaged youth, based on years of in-depth personal interviews with young people in Baltimore.  Register...

ACTION Lab 7: New Orleans

ACTION Lab 7: New Orleans

Photo Gallery | April 4 2016

Denver’s Deeply Segregated Schools Fit a National Trend

Denver’s Deeply Segregated Schools Fit a National Trend

| April 4 2016

By Alan Gottlieb Colorado’s largest urban center suffers from the same segregation of students of color in high-poverty schools as cities across the country, a new analysis of federal data shows. The analysis by The Atlantic comes from an...

Book Release: 150 Years of ObamaCare

Book Release: 150 Years of ObamaCare

Video | April 1 2016

Daniel E. Dawes has written a fascinating insider’s perspective on the formation, passage, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This is a must-read for anyone interested and concerned with healthcare issues impacting vulnerable,...

Innovations in Health Equity

Innovations in Health Equity

Articles, Newsletters | March 28 2016

A new Grantmakers In Health (GIH) supplement on health equity innovations, just released in the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Sponsored by the Aetna Foundation, the supplement lifts up new voices and shares ideas for...

Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

Articles | March 28 2016

By Justin Wolfers The neighborhood in which you grow up is a major determinant of your economic success as an adult. That’s been known for a while, but new research suggests that the effects may be much larger than social scientists previously...

Separate but equal? Wealthy county’s plan would concentrate low-income, Hispanic students

Separate but equal? Wealthy county’s plan would concentrate low-income, Hispanic students

| March 25 2016

The nation’s most segregated schools often are among the worst performing, experts say, in part because of the concentration of poverty and the myriad challenges that come with it.  (Read...

Michigan Public Health Institute Releases 2015 Annual Report

Michigan Public Health Institute Releases 2015 Annual Report

| March 23 2016

"2015 was another successful year for MPHI; we celebrated our 25th year and continued to uphold our legacy of excellence. We achieved strong financial performance, continued to successfully implement our strategy and laid a strong foundation for our...