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    VA Needs to be Supported not Undercut

    In a report released to President Obama last Friday, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors found “a corrosive culture” and inadequate resources contributed to the Veteran Affairs health care scandal. The allegations that led to...

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    We Call Her Name: A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

    On May 19, 2014, I had the opportunity to listen to what was likely Dr. Maya Angelou’s final interview with journalist and social activist Asha Bandele as part of a national conference call sponsored by the National CARES Mentoring Movement and...

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    Housing is Not Just Your Home - It's also Your Health

    Donald Sterling’s audiotaped racism is old news by now. Yet, maybe not enough attention has been given to Sterling’s long history of turning those racist ideas into practice by way of housing discrimination against Blacks and Latinos. In 2003,...

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    …And You Don’t Stop: Hip Hop As An Empowering Voice In the Health ...

    I remember the first time I was really moved by Hip Hop. It was the summer of 1982 and I was eight. I listened to “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five blared through the speakers an old an AM radio (don’t judge my age!). I...

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    Mother Tongue

    This guest post is written by Quyen Truong When I was seven, my mother threatened to kill herself. We were in my grandma’s tiny apartment, squeezed into the stuffy living room, where my father, brother, and I had been living for two weeks. As...

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Health Disparities Round-Up – September 19, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The CT Mirror: Exchange says Obamacare helped close racial, ethnic coverage gaps – “Black and Hispanic Connecticut residents were more likely than others to be uninsured before the rollout … Read More

Health Disparities Roundup – September 12, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week.  The Hill: HHS pledges more funds to enroll minorities in O-Care – “Federal health officials announced $3.2 million in new funding to help racial and ethnic minorities enroll in … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – September 5, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Science World Report: Extreme Dietary Gaps Reveal Health Disparities in the U.S. – “As the United States continues to make strides towards healthier dietary choices, recent findings show that … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 29, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Health IT Analytics: What can Google searches reveal about health disparities? – “Google may track patterns in search engine use primarily to target advertising to users, but healthcare providers … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 22, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CT News Junkie: Advocates Call For Outreach Workers – “Health care advocates told the Access Health CT Board of Directors Thursday that they need to consider hiring a group … Read More