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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
New data shows alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during COVID-19

New data shows alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during COVID-19

Study detects key differences in immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19

Study detects key differences in immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19

Structural and systemic racism in health care system affects HIV care for black women

Structural and systemic racism in health care system affects HIV care for black women

UTEP's MARC receives federal grant to fight opioid abuse in West Texas rural counties

UTEP's MARC receives federal grant to fight opioid abuse in West Texas rural counties

A comprehensive response to COVID-19 must recognize the value of care work

A comprehensive response to COVID-19 must recognize the value of care work

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

Safety-net practices in poor areas have lower rates of payment bonuses, shows MIPS performance data

Safety-net practices in poor areas have lower rates of payment bonuses, shows MIPS performance data

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

High blood pressure awareness and control worsening in the U.S.

High blood pressure awareness and control worsening in the U.S.

Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditions

Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditions

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease

Smoking linked to frequent substance use and poor mental health in sexual minority population

Smoking linked to frequent substance use and poor mental health in sexual minority population

Six genomics research projects receive grants to address the role of ethnicity in major cancers

Six genomics research projects receive grants to address the role of ethnicity in major cancers

Training community health workers to improve research in underserved communities

Training community health workers to improve research in underserved communities

Yale trial tests new tool to address health disparities in treatment of alcohol use disorders

Yale trial tests new tool to address health disparities in treatment of alcohol use disorders

UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation named 2020 NLN Center of Excellence

UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation named 2020 NLN Center of Excellence

Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

Black pediatric cancer patients less likely to receive proton therapy than white children

Black pediatric cancer patients less likely to receive proton therapy than white children

WHO announces new approach to improve access to life-saving data

WHO announces new approach to improve access to life-saving data