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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 – 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

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 15, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The Day Connecticut: United Community & Family Services marks renovation of medical clinic – “The best of the many new features of the renovated and expanded space at United … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 8, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The Kaiser Health News: Exchange Assisters Want More Training To Help Consumers — Even After They Enroll – “With the Nov. 15 kick-off for this year’s health law enrollment … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 1, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Healthcare Informatics: Collecting Health Data and Reducing Health Disparities: A Winning Combo? – “The cost of health disparities in America was in excess of $60 billion in 2009, according … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – July 25, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Connecticut Health Foundation: Are the Subsidies that Made Health Insurance Affordable, Also Illegal? – “This year, 6.7 million Americans were able to afford health insurance because of subsidies allowed … Read More