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Health Disparities Round-Up – Friday, November 16, 2012

Reuters: Clinton says his foundation to tackle health gaps – “On Tuesday he announced one of the foundation’s most ambitious efforts yet: The new Clinton Health Matters Initiative will try to close the gaps in health based on income, race and education, and also take aim at preventable disease.” >> Read More

Huffington Post BlogNeighborhood Revitalization: A Real Solution to Overcoming Poverty –“When it comes to poverty, not much has changed in the last 25 years. But neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of despair making a nightmare of the American dream.”  >> Read More

Orlando Sentinel: Front & Center: Taking aim at health disparities – “Thanks to medical marvels and better preventive care, Americans are living healthier, longer. However, when it comes to health outcomes, a rising tide doesn’t lift all boats. Racial and ethnic minorities, rural dwellers and the poor often lack preventive care and are more likely to die from life-threatening diseases because they’re often diagnosed at later stages.” >> Read More

RH Reality Check Blog: How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender CommunityWhen we look at the disparities facing the transgender community, this dynamic becomes even clearer, because the research shows widespread discrimination across all arenas of life. This discrimination happens in the home, with their families, in schools, in employment, in public services, in housing.” >>Read More

The New School Blog: Child Welfare in the Storm: What Happens to Vulnerable Families after a Disaster? “Sandy trashed million-dollar homes in Belmar, New Jersey just as thoroughly as public housing in Far Rockaway. But the aftermath exacerbates the disparities that exist before the storm arrives. The people who end up most desperate and stay that way longest are usually those closest to crisis in the first place: Senior citizens who get trapped in their apartments after the elevators stop working in their buildings. Poor families with dependent kids who have nowhere to go but a shelter.” >> Read More

HemOnc Today: Breast cancer mortality rate higher in black women than white women –  “Black women were at a nearly 50% increased risk for overall breast cancer-specific mortality than women of other races, according to findings presented at the Fifth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.” >> Read More

National Institutes of Health Blog: Tackling Health Disparities: Childhood Asthma – “Compared to white children, Puerto Rican youngsters are 2.4 times more likely to suffer from asthma, African Americans, 1.6 times; and American Indians/Alaska Natives, 1.3 times.” >> Read More

News Medical: Reminder of values helps African Americans interact with physicians – “Completing a values-affirmation task before a scheduled visit to the primary care physician could improve communications between African-American patients and their providers show the results of a randomized, controlled study.” >> Read More

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