Tag: Health Disparities

HHS Seeks to End Healthcare Disparities, Announces Pipeline Program for Public Health and Biomedical Science

Filed in Disparities by on September 8, 2011 0 Comments
HHS Seeks to End Healthcare Disparities, Announces Pipeline Program for Public Health and Biomedical Science
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Case Western’s Disparities blog has a brief article/announcement  well worth considering.  They write: The Department of Health and Human Services has devised a plan to end racial and ethnic disparities throughout the United States. The new plan will focus on recruiting undergraduates from underserved communities and steer them towards a careers in public health and […]

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Review of Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective

Filed in Public Health, Recommended Reading by on May 31, 2011 1 Comment
Review of <em>Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective</em>
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Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective, edited by John Culhane, is a superb collection of thought-provoking essays which features some of the most well-regarded health law scholars in the US. It also includes contributors from schools of public health, public affairs, and public administration. The chapters are uniformly well-written and instructive. Though […]

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Missing Care, Missing Drugs: Canaries in the Medical Coal Mine

Filed in Global Health by on May 5, 2011 2 Comments
Missing Care, Missing Drugs: Canaries in the Medical Coal Mine
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While Washington has been focusing on repealing or rolling back parts of the Affordable Care Act, persistent embarrassments of the American health system show how untenable the status quo is. Both lower and middle class families are facing serious problems as they contend with providers’ and insurers’ cost constraints. I’ll first address the familiar issue […]

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Health Care and Disparity in a “Post-Racial” Era

Filed in Ethics, Health Reform, Public Health by on September 22, 2010 2 Comments
Health Care and Disparity in a “Post-Racial” Era
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Seton Hall Law School recently hosted the Third National People of Color Conference, which was convened to “address critical national and global issues through the lens of legal scholarship that explicitly and implicitly examines contemporary racial context.” The conference brought together over 400 judges, law professors, lawyers and students to our campus over the course […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Older Americans are Sicker than their European Counterparts

Filed in Elder Issues, Quality Improvement by on March 23, 2009 1 Comment
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Health care spending in the United States has increased substantially over the past decades — making the United States the world’s biggest health care spending nation.  Despite spending the most on health care — 2 to 3 times more than European countries per capita — older Americans across the wealth spectrum fare worse than their European counterparts. […]

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