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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 – 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

Health Disparities Round-Up – July 18, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Colorlines: A New Way to Fight Health Disparities? – “There’s a big question behind pretty much every health care debate in the U.S.: Why, despite all the money spent … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – July 11, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CNBC 25: Obamacare’s big winners: young adults, Latinos and poor – “Three groups that long had the toughest time affording health insurance were the biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare’s goal … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – July 4, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Wtnh.com: Medicaid expansion helps 100 families – “One hundred more families will be able to care for their children at home thanks to an expansion in Connecticut’s Medicaid program … Read More

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 resignation of Eric Shinseki as VA Secretary has the potential to be more than … Read More