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    Moving from Misinformation to Momentum: The Affordable Care Act as a P...

    This guest post is written by Gloria Francesca Mengual Gloria and her daughter, Sam. Last year my husband and I divorced and my 19 year-old daughter, Sam, was dropped from his policy.  The kind of health insurance I had through my employer only...

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    Ferguson Is Everywhere For Brown Boys

    “So, I got stopped by a cop today.” I heard these words from my teenaged son, Anthony, one humid night in August 2011, words a mother never wants to hear. These words echoed in my head the night prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand...

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    Ebola Response Reveals Racial Prejudices and Xenophobia

    As of a week ago, the U.S. was deemed “Ebola free.” Yet, from the beginning of September and until the mid-term elections, news outlets worked themselves into a frenzy in covering the Ebola outbreak. I believe you cannot discuss the US response...

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    Food (desert) for thought

    If you Google the phrase “Food Desert” you might find: a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain.  Now add key terms to your search such as: low-income, urban area, limited transportation and you can get a...

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    Another Unsuccessful Spin for the Democrats: Implications of the Midte...

    The results of the midterm elections show that the Democrats have once again allowed the Republicans to control the narrative on the health of the nation. They further squandered an opportunity to counter the false rhetoric that the country has been...

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Health Disparities Round-Up – December 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 Atlantic: Medicine’s Unrelenting Race Gap – “If you’re black and you’re having a heart attack in an American hospital, the care you will receive is now almost as … Read More

Moving from Misinformation to Momentum: The Affordable Care Act as a Policy Success – One Story at a Time

This guest post is written by Gloria Francesca Mengual Last year my husband and I divorced and my 19 year-old daughter, Sam, was dropped from his policy.  The kind of health insurance I had through my employer only covered staff; with the option to buy additional coverage for family, but … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – December 5, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The New York Times: Big Changes in Fine Print of Some 2015 Health Plans – “At first glance, the 2015 health plans offered by the Ohio nonprofit insurer CareSource … Read More

Ferguson Is Everywhere For Brown Boys

“So, I got stopped by a cop today.” I heard these words from my teenaged son, Anthony, one humid night in August 2011, words a mother never wants to hear. These words echoed in my head the night prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to indict police … Read More

Ebola Response Reveals Racial Prejudices and Xenophobia

As of a week ago, the U.S. was deemed “Ebola free.” Yet, from the beginning of September and until the mid-term elections, news outlets worked themselves into a frenzy in covering the Ebola outbreak. I believe you cannot discuss the US response to Ebola without mentioning the long-standing anti-African bias imbedded … Read More