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September 2022 Courtnee Melton-Fant,
Racial health inequities are well-documented and pervasive in the United States, but there is still resistance to naming structural racism—and the resultant public policies— as the root cause of those inequities. More
August 2022 Heidi L. Allen,
State variation in Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care is exacerbating transgender health disparities observed in low-income populations. More
June 2022 Simar Singh Bajaj, Anthony Zhong, Bhav Jain, Fatima Cody Stanford,
The connections between infrastructure and health are robust, from the benefits of green spaces, physical activity, and clean air to the consequences of water pollution, community severance, and environmental contamination. More
March 2022 Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Jamila Michener, Brendan Nyhan, Thomas B. Pepinsky,
Context: The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has been unequally experienced across racial and ethnic groups. Mass vaccination is the most… More
March 2022 Breena R. Taira, Hyung Kim, Karla Tlatelpa Prodigue, Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, Alexis Aleman, Leora Steinberg, Gregory Tchakalian, Kabir Yadav, Reginald Tucker-Seeley,
Context: Prompted by stories of “patient dumping,” California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 1152, which mandates that hospitals offer patients… More
March 2022 Seth A. Berkowitz,
Social conditions give rise to material realities. The social conditions structuring access to those resources “necessary to lower the risk of… More
October 2021 David S. Curtis, Thomas E. Fuller-Rowell, Daniel L. Carlson, Ming Wen, Michael R. Kramer,
Low birth weight and infant mortality rates vary among place and racial group in the United States, with economic resources being a likely fundamental contributor to these disparities. The goals of this study were to examine time-varying county median income as a predictor of LBW rates and Black-White LBW disparities and to test county prevalence and racial disparities in maternal sociodemographic and health risk factors as mediators. More
October 2020 George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Martin Shipley, Martin McKee, Eric J. Brunner,
Context: Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But… More
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