healthcare

Closing the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap
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Closing the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap

Black and Brown populations have continued to fall behind the average life expectancy of white populations—a chasm that has widened considerably in the wake of COVID-19.

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3945 2958 Hannah Edmondson
Year in Review: Building an Equitable Healthcare System
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Year in Review: Building an Equitable Healthcare System

The healthcare system is not devoid of disparities despite being integral to our lives. An overhaul, not reform, will be necessary to ensure that care is accessible for all.

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1920 1280 Dominique Stewart
Amplifying the Need for Mental Healthcare for Immigrants
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Amplifying the Need for Mental Healthcare for Immigrants

As they grapple with common economic and personal hardships, structural and cultural hurdles place an additional burden on immigrants’ mental health.

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1920 1280 Kayla Hui, MPH
Overworked Police? Try Funding Any Other Public Service
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Overworked Police? Try Funding Any Other Public Service

Prioritizing equitable education, housing, public health services, and more can help reduce crime and police dependency. 

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
The Deadly Cost of Prescription Drug Prices
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The Deadly Cost of Prescription Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are the highest among most nations, causing residents to make risky decisions about their health.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
Cheslie Kryst and the Stigma Around Black Mental Health
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Cheslie Kryst and the Stigma Around Black Mental Health

The death by suicide of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has placed a focus on Black mental health, the systemic inequities that affect it, and the stigma around getting help.

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Why Sunscreen Is Not the One-Size-Fits-All Answer for Skin Cancer
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Why Sunscreen Is Not the One-Size-Fits-All Answer for Skin Cancer

Biased messaging from dermatologists, media, skincare companies and influencers has led to a spread of skin cancer misinformation, highlighting racial disparities in dermatology.

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1920 1280 Dominique Stewart
No, The Deaths of Disabled People Are Not “Encouraging News”
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No, The Deaths of Disabled People Are Not “Encouraging News”

Following the backlash from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s recent comments, disability advocates say her remarks weren’t an “error” or “bad editing,” but the result of how ableist thinking devalues the lives of the chronically ill and disabled people.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
Year in Review: Reshaping a Healthcare System in Disrepair
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Year in Review: Reshaping a Healthcare System in Disrepair

Healthcare issues were a major topic in 2021, causing communities around the U.S. to demand action to fix these inequities in the healthcare system.

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3000 2000 Andrew Lee
Ensuring the Access to PrEP
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Ensuring the Access to PrEP

Addressing the racial and geographic disparities that make PrEP less accessible.

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3456 2592 Tiffany Onyejiaka
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