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January 2024 Michal Shimonovich, Mhairi Campbell, Rachel M. Thomson, Philip Broadbent, Valerie Wells, Daniel Kopasker, Gerry McCartney, Hilary Thomson, Anna Pearce, S. Vittal Katikireddi,
Context: Whether income inequality has a direct effect on health or is only associated because of the effect of individual income has long been… More
December 2023 John Lowe,
Including Native American perspectives in discussions of health equity is essential to gaining a comprehensive understanding of health. As the… More
November 2023 Margaret McConnell, Sumit Agarwal, Erika Hanson, Erin McCrady, Margaret G. Parker, Kira Bona,
This article discusses the interplay between health and economic vulnerability during pregnancy and childhood, how these overlapping challenges are addressed by current policies, and the rationale for cash transfers provided in health care settings. More
October 2023 Kellia J. Hansmann, Na'amah Razon,
Transportation is one of these core social determinants and yet the understanding of transportation in health care has heavily focused on a limited view of transportation insecurity rather than adopting the more inclusive approach of transportation justice. More
September 2023 Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, Sharon Tafolla, Fabiola M. Perez-Lua,
The tensions among state
immigrant policies, local immigration climates, and federal policy changes indicate that state immigrant policies are not implemented equally across state communities, resulting in challenges and limited benefits from policies for many immigrant communities. More
August 2023 Harold A. Pollack, Nate Glasser, Selwyn Rogers, Jr.,
Not long ago, some of us were asked to attend a meeting at our institution on the topic of development and employment opportunities for young people… More
July 2023 Sandro Galea,
The recent Supreme Court ruling striking down decades of race-based affirmative action in college admissions has reopened, once again, the national… More
July 2023 Eli K. Michaels, Tracy Lam-Hine, Thu T. Nguyen, Gilbert C. Gee, Amani M. Allen,
Cultural racism is a pervasive social toxin that surrounds all other dimensions of racism to produce and maintain racial health inequities. Yet, cultural racism has received relatively little attention in the public health literature. More
June 2023 Kevin Fiscella, Ronald M. Epstein,
Health matters to people and society. People generally desire to live longer, continue to function independently, and experience well-being throughout… More
May 2023 Arrianna Marie Planey, Donald A. Planey, Sandy Wong, Sara L. McLafferty, Michelle J. Ko,
Rural places affected by rural hospital closures have greater travel burdens for acute care. Across the rural South, racial/ethnic inequities in spatial access to acute care are most pronounced when travel times to the second nearest open acute care hospital are accounted for. More
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