The best teachers and schools cannot compensate for poor health, hunger, fear and sadness, violence, bullying or poverty. When students wrestle with these and other social barriers, they are more likely to miss school, do poorly on tests and drop out.
Category: Health Care
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once observed, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” This statement rings especially true for vulnerable populations in the United States—who, as a group, have long suffered from severe and pervasive disparities in health status and outcomes and faced barriers to […]
HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), founded by heart surgeon and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the crises of child obesity and dearth of mental resilience, especially in Afro-American and Hispanic populations across the country. In addition, HealthCorps serves as a research vehicle for creating optimal health messaging.
Working with health care organizations and communities, The Center for Health Disparities Solutions finds innovative ways to improve the health of people of color and positively affect national healthcare policy.
Maya Rockeymore interviews Brian Smedley and discusses healthcare reform and issues of healthcare disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. Reducing health disparities is essential to create health equity and strengthen the nation’s economic health overall.
Rich Hamburg, Director of Government Relations at Trust for America’s Health, discusses the difference between primary prevention and clinical prevention, cutting healthcare costs by preventing disease before it occurs and healthcare reform and policy surrounding these issues.