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Placeholder while article actions load Virginia’s top health official seems to have missed some of the voluminous research in recent decades demonstrating the link between racism and disparate health treatment and outcomes among African Americans. Actually, he seems to have missed virtually all of it. After spending his first five months on the job dismissing, …

Feeling stigmatized, threatened or discriminated against correlates with structural heart abnormalities in Latinos, according to a preliminary study. Why it matters: Experts increasingly recognize the negative effects of discrimination on physical wellbeing, and the American Medical Association has identified racism as a public health threat. How it works: The study measured the left ventricle and …

In summary SB 17 would lead to identifying racial and ethnic disparities, and addressing structural racism in state policies and budgets. By Richard Pan, Special to CalMatters State Sen. Richard Pan, a Democrat from Sacramento, represents the 6th Senate District, [email protected] Dr. Pan, a pediatrician, serves as chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. …

Lawmakers pressured Cox to include the two topics on the special session agenda. He declined so they will appear as resolutions. (Laura Seitz | Deseret News, pool) Gov. Spencer J. Cox provides updates on the ongoing pandemic during the weekly briefing at the Capitol on in May 2021.   | May 18, 2021, 9:03 p.m. | …

By Sara Heath May 13, 2021 – The American Medical Association has released its strategic plan for improving health equity, which the organization said would entail an inward look at its own past missteps and plans to be better in the future. This strategic plan comes after the AMA’s 2019 creation of the AMA Center for …

Maternal deaths on rise because hospitals and doctors ignore safety measures. High blood pressure took one mom’s life. Excessive bleeding left another with a hysterectomy. Would long-known safety practices have saved both? Walbert Castillo, USA TODAY Police violence and racism in general can be insidious threats to a Black woman’s reproductive health, damaging her own well-being and …

 Clique aqui para Português This article is part of a series created in partnership with the Center for Critical Studies in Language, Education, and Society (NECLES), at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), to produce articles to be used as teaching resources in public schools in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro’s sister city across Guanabara Bay. On …

Students involved in the App State Asian Student Association shared a statement to their Instagram with condolences for the Atlanta Spa attacks and plans to meet with Willie Fleming, the university’s chief diversity officer, to address concerns. On March 16, a white gunman opened fire at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area. Eight people …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday called racism a “serious threat” to public health, becoming the latest, and largest, U.S.-based health agency to single out racism as having a “profound and negative impact on communities of color” and contributing to disproportionate mortality rates among people of color. “Confronting the impact of racism …

Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health. The Harvard Undergraduate Black Health Advocates organized the two-day event, which featured a series of keynote addresses, panels, and workshops guided by speakers affiliated …