Past 25 Years Show Lack of Progress in Health Equity in U.S.

Past 25 Years Show Lack of Progress in Health Equity in U.S. “.. Abstract Importance  Health equity is an often-cited goal of public health, included among the 4 overarching goals of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020. Yet it is difficult to find summary assessments of national progress toward this goal. Objectives  To […]

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Despite Worldwide Decrease, U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Increased 26.6% since 2000

Despite Worldwide Decrease, U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Increased 26.6% since 2000 “..Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for a 75% reduction in maternal mortality from 1990–2015 the reported (unadjusted) U.S. maternal mortality rate more than doubled from 2000–2014. As we’ve shown, most of the reported increase in maternal mortality rates from 2000–2014 was due […]

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Disparity between Black and White Infant Deaths– 11.4 vs 4.9 per 1000– is Greater Today Than it Was in 1850

Disparity between Black and White Infant Deaths– 11.4 vs 4.9 per 1000– is Greater Today Than it Was in 1850 “CONTEMPORARY MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY These questions acquire pressing urgency in the face of the continuing disparities in the health and survival of Black mothers and children today. Distressingly, although infant death rates overall have […]

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Expansion of Child Health Insurance Significantly Improves Health of Black and Latino Children

Expansion of Child Health Insurance Significantly Improves Health of Black and Latino Children “Racism is a core social determinant of health that is a driver of health inequities. The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” These determinants are influenced by […]

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Black and Hispanic Youth Receive Less Outpatient Mental Health Care than White Children

Black and Hispanic Youth Receive Less Outpatient Mental Health Care than White Children “..We examined racial and ethnic disparities in children’s and young adults’ receipt of mental health and substance abuse care using nationally representative data from the 2006–2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys. Blacks’ and Hispanics’ visit rates (and per capita expenditures) were about half […]

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