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A Campaign for a Treaty on Global Health Equity

By Jalil Safaei

The discourse on health equity and social determinants of health received international attention when the World Health Organizations’ (WHO) released the final report by its Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2008 with the bold warning in its opening remarks that “Social injustice kills people on a grand scale.” ( 468 more words

Attempted suicide: Should police ever share this personal health information?

Remember Ellen Richardson’s story? She’s a Canadian citizen who was denied entry into the United States because of her history of mental illness.

When Ms. 369 more words

Mental Health In The Headlines

Equal Pay, Now

Today is Equal Pay Day, or the day that marks how many extra days the average US woman must work into 2014, to earn as much as her average male counterpart in 2013. 669 more words

Physician Advocacy

HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: US Department of Health & Human Services Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The US Department of Health and Human Services joins in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the upcoming weeks, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in partnership with the Office of Minority Health, will jointly host activities to both promote health equity and honor courageous individuals and momentous events that continue to define the civil rights movement today. 61 more words

Health Equity Internship

Families USA, a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high quality, affordable health care for all Americans, is looking for a Health Equity Intern. 256 more words


National Foot Health Awareness Month: The Cost Of Neglecting Foot Care

Our feet pay a price to get us moving.  They endure the surface challenges tread upon, the constraints of footwear, and the pressure from our upper body.  598 more words

Patient Education