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Category Archives: Health Disparities

New health platform aims to reduce health inequalities for African Americans • EBONY

Health differences have long been a frustrating reality for black Americans. Although they make up just over 13 percent of the U.S. population, health-related illnesses that far exceed those of their white counterparts. Big rounds of health and Doctor on call, leaders in integrated virtual care and navigation, want to change that with a platform […]

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States are responding to COVID-19 and health inequalities

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By Tammy Jo Hill | August 2021 A QUICK LOOK AT IMPORTANT TOPICS OF THE DAY Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly Rates of mental illness and difficulty accessing treatment for adults and youth already faced with challenges for states. Legislators worked to strengthen and Align behavioral health with public health systems to […]

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Tackling Racism & Health Inequalities in Upstate New York State with New Health Equity Awards | WIVT

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  August 19, 2021: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recognizes structural racism as a driver of health inequality and an obstacle to its goal of health equity, and invites nonprofits to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $ 30,000 each to fund health and wellness programs addressing racial and ethnic health inequalities in upstate New […]

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The lack of affordable housing and health inequalities in central Brooklyn, student-led report

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Adi Talwar. Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn. Housing and Health Inequalities: A lack of affordable housing continues to exacerbate health inequalities and financial problems in the predominantly black and Latin American neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn, and a team of student researchers are helping improve solutions for the community. In a new report This month, local high […]

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Center for African American Health buys Denver building for $4.7 million

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Denver, Colorado, July 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Center for African American Health (CAA Health) purchased $4.7 million freestanding building that’s $4.9 million in value. CAA Health’s new two-story home is at 3350 Hudson Street, Northeast Park Hill, Denver. “The Holly” is a blessing to the organization and community it serves. The masterful execution […]

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Shortage of mental health professionals, especially in rural Louisiana

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The Health Resources and Services Administration released information in July 2021 showing the great need for mental health professionals. Read more and see map. In Alexandria, Louisiana, treating patients with mental health problems is a challenge for healthcare providers. Indeed, the difficulty increases for those who care for individuals in rural areas. “It has been […]

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Novartis launches 10-year collaboration with HBCUs and more, to focus on health inequalities

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Novartis and be Novartis US Foundation announced a planned ten-year collaboration to develop programs that address the root causes of systemic inequalities in health outcomes and to create greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the research and development ecosystem. Novartis, which has its US headquarters in East Hanover, New Jersey, works with Coursera, the National […]

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Understanding African American Mental Health – Arkansas Counseling Association

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This video is part two of a series on mental health from the Arkansas Counseling Association. Dr. Camille Humes is our presenter.  

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The Late Dr. Llaila Afrika | Holistic Health 101

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“Genius” alumna Lisa Cooper discusses the importance of tackling health inequalities

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  Photo: Johns Hopkins University Lisa Cooper, an alumna of Emory College, has become a global expert in understanding health inequalities. She will review her latest book during a virtual Emory Alumni event on July 22nd at 7pm.  Cooper, a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Genius, will discuss her new book on healthcare disparities in a virtual […]

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