What Are Leaders Doing to Address Racial Health Disparities

Spectrum News By: Kevin Frey The coronavirus has only underlined the health disparities between Black and White Americans. African Americans have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and other ailments. They also are more likely to lack health insurance. So, what have leaders done to address these inequities – and what more could they be doing?… […]

New Report Finds Chilling Effect, Avoidance of Health Care Services Among Immigrant Families

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the US, public health experts have emphasized the disparate impact the virus is having on certain groups – those over 65 years old (especially in congregate care settings), those with underlying health conditions, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Black, and Latino communities. Immigrants are also disproportionately […]

Five Steps States Can Take to Address Inequities of Health Crisis

In May, Tekisha Dwan Everette and Karen Siegel from Health Equity Solutions released an article titled, “Five Key Questions State Health Officials Can Ask Right Now to Advance Health Equity During COVID-19 Response Efforts.” Preliminary state COVID-19 data disaggregated by race, geography and gender shows significant disparities in care and infection rates. These disparities are […]