RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HEALTH: MINORITIES MAKE UP MORE THAN HALF WAITING FOR AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT. COVID-19 has shed a light on racial disparities in health as the virus disproportionately impacts […]
HOW A POPULAR MEDICAL DEVICE ENCODES RACIAL BIAS. To measure oxygen in your blood, light from a pulse oximeter must pass through your skin. This should give us pause, since […]
Study: Race, Poverty Tied to Coronavirus Disparities. Poverty alone can’t explain community-level racial and ethnic disparities in infection and death rates, a new analysis indicates.
A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO ADDRESSING RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE OUTCOMES. Counties where more than 86% of residents are Black experienced up to 10 times higher death rates from Covid-19.
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION MAY HARM BLACK PEOPLE’S COGNITIVE HEALTH, STUDY FINDS. Chronic stress can change your brain. Experiencing racism could make it worse. Black women who frequently experienced daily racism … had […]
HEALTHY BLACK CHILDREN HAVE A HIGHER POST-OP DEATH RATE, STUDY FINDS. Researchers found a stark disparity in post-operative risks by race, and cited poverty and lack of access to health […]
‘HUGE HOLE IN COVID-19 TESTING DATA MAKES IT HARDER TO STUDY RACIAL DISPARITIES. Roughly 35% of tests performed at a center in Phoenix and 30% in Atlanta had come back […]
‘NOTHING OCCURS IN A VACUUM.’ 3/20 COALITION PLANS ‘TEACH-INS’ TO EDUCATE ABOUT RACE, MENTAL HEALTH. An activist group formed after a white State College police officer fatally shot a Black […]
WHO GETS A VACCINE FIRST? U.S. CONSIDERS RACE IN CORONAVIRUS PLANS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an advisory committee of outside health experts in April began working […]