Health Disparities News and Research

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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.
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

Online health technology can close the gap on racial disparities

Online health technology can close the gap on racial disparities

Human microbiome trims mucosal glycans, influencing SARS-CoV-2 infection

Human microbiome trims mucosal glycans, influencing SARS-CoV-2 infection

Politics slows flow of US pandemic relief funds to public health agencies

Politics slows flow of US pandemic relief funds to public health agencies

Online calculator predicts patients’ risk for ischemic stroke

Online calculator predicts patients’ risk for ischemic stroke

Turning anger into action: Minority students analyze COVID data on racial disparities

Turning anger into action: Minority students analyze COVID data on racial disparities

Boston Medical Center receives $3.7 million grant to expand fellowship programs in addiction

Boston Medical Center receives $3.7 million grant to expand fellowship programs in addiction

Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health and NYC Health + Hospitals launch CURE-19

Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health and NYC Health + Hospitals launch CURE-19

Study: Disparities in California’s infant death rates have increased in certain ethnic groups

Study: Disparities in California’s infant death rates have increased in certain ethnic groups

Whole grain labels on food packaging are confusing to consumers, could lead to fewer healthy choices

Whole grain labels on food packaging are confusing to consumers, could lead to fewer healthy choices

As crisis grows, farms try to balance health of field workers and food supply

As crisis grows, farms try to balance health of field workers and food supply

Study documents changes in hospital visitation and communication policies during COVID-19

Study documents changes in hospital visitation and communication policies during COVID-19

Nine teams awarded UTHSC/UofM CORNET grant for COVID-19 research

Nine teams awarded UTHSC/UofM CORNET grant for COVID-19 research

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series