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Tag: Health Disparities
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman recently sat down with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, to discuss the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. This new political caucus is devoted to public policy that eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by Black Women. Congresswoman Coleman explained women of color are “subjected to […]
Barbara Dawson, 57 died early Monday morning after a limited stay at Liberty Calhoun Hospital. Dawson arrived at the hospital on Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. with complaints of intense stomach pains.
Democratic congressional leaders, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Barbara Lee, are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the findings that show the incidence of breast cancer among Black women is equal to that of white women for the first time in recent history.
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These monthly pages focus on health disparities in the Pittsburgh region. They educate the reader about key health issues and inform them about research opportunities…
JULIANNE MALVEAUX (NNPA)—Last week, I attended a “think tank” conversation with leaders of the Rodham Institute, a newly-established center at George Washington University that is dedicated to reducing health disparities in Washington, D.C. This is an important effort because Washington is such a divided city. East of the Anacostia River— Wards 7 and 8—are the poorest areas in the district, with some of the most challenging problems. They have an obesity rate of more than 40 percent, which is more than the national average, and more than the extremely poor state of Mississippi. There are food deserts east of the river, where it is easier to get potato chips than an apple or banana. While there are rudimentary hospitals and health centers, most referrals to a specialist will likely require a Ward 7 or 8 resident to take an expensive taxi ride across the river. This city is rife with health disparities.