Quarterly Topic

Health Equity

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  • Quarterly Article

    Toward a More Just System of Care in Molecular Pathology

    December 2022 Cullen M. Lilley Minerve Delille Kamran M. Mirza Megan Parilla

    Diagnostic molecular genetic testing and so-called personalized medicine are just now being integrated into the current American health care system. The way in which these tests are integrated can either exacerbate or reduce health disparities. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Assessment of Population-Level Disadvantage Indices to Inform Equitable Health Policy

    December 2022 Kamaria Kaalund Andrea Thoumi Nrupen A. Bhavsar Amy Labrador Rushina Cholera

    Context: There has been unprecedented uptake of disadvantage indices such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Direct Democracy and Abortion Policy in the 2022 Midterm Elections: Wins and Caveats

    November 2022 Paula M. Lantz

    The June 2022 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization reverted abortion law and… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    An Alternative View on The Infrastructure Bill—Advancing Health Equity

    October 2022 Richard F. Callahan

    Callahan recommends leveraging the bottom-up, intergovernmental approach of the public health field to bring an equity lens to infrastructure projects and build the credibility of the public health field following the Covid-19 pandemic. More

  • Quarterly Article

    In the September 2022 Issue of the Quarterly

    October 2022 Alan B. Cohen

    In the June issue of the Quarterly, I recounted how the Milbank Memorial Fund, publisher of The Milbank Quarterly, confronted its role in the… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    From Build Back Better to Inflation Reduction: Health Equity’s Disappearing Act

    August 2022 Sara Rosenbaum

    The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden with great fanfare, promises major health policy gains: the largest-ever federal investment in climate reform; a three-year extension of enhanced premium subsidies that make Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace insurance more affordable to lower- and moderate-income Americans; and landmark Medicare prescription drug pricing reforms. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Jail Health Care in the Southeastern United States from Entry to Release

    May 2022 Jessica Carda-Auten Elena A. Dirosa Catherine Grodensky Kathryn M. Nowotny Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein Debbie Travers Mersedes Brown Steve Bradley-Bull Colleen Blue David L. Rosen

    The scarce resources allotted to jail health care are likely resulting in treatment delays, limited access to care, lower-quality care, unnecessary use of emergency medical services and emergency departments, and limited services to support continuity of care upon release, according to this new study. More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Overcoming the Impact of the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

    May 2022 Sara Rosenbaum

    One of the Trump administration’s most dramatic efforts to restructure long-established social welfare policy was a rule, issued in 2019 in the face… More

  • Quarterly Article

    Estimating the Impact of Medicaid Expansion and Federal Funding Cuts on FQHC Staffing and Patient Capacity

    April 2022 Shiyin Jiao R. Tamara Konetzka Harold A. Pollack Elbert S. Huang

    In the first study of its kind, authors Shiyin Jiao and colleagues at the University of Chicago use national data to predict the comparative effects of several policies on federally qualified health center staffing, numbers of visits, and patients served. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Measuring the Trustworthiness of Health Care Organizations and Systems

    March 2022 Andrew Anderson Derek M. Griffith

    Developing and publicly reporting measures that can enable patients, particularly from historically marginalized groups, to better assess the trustworthiness of providers is necessary to promote health care equity. More