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#BlackHealthMatters

By Stephanye R. Clarke

  • Environmental hazards
  • High crime
  • Limited transportation
  • Food insecurity
  • Broken health service system
  • Chronic under- or unemployment
  • Emaciated educational system
  • Substandard housing…
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Policy

Understanding mental illness and violence

By Dr. Sandy Simpson, Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH

There are few issues so misleadingly linked in the public mind as mental illness and violence. 511 more words

Community

Oregon Health Equity Alliance 2015 Kickoff

Check out these great photos from Darlene Huntress of Oregon Action from the Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA) Legislative Kickoff this week.  They are beautiful! 106 more words

Framing the Health Disparities Problem

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees Conference. Over 1,000 people attended, all representing different parts of academia and the non-profit world, all coming together to collaborate and present research regarding health disparities. 974 more words

Access

Smoking, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Tobacco control efforts are a public health success story. Actually, almost a success story. While the overall trend is dramatic and positive, a grave inequity remains. 408 more words

Community

Fighting for Failing Care: How Hospital Closures May Impact the Safety Net

In the post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape, sweeping hospital closures have created new barriers to access in a system already criticized for its fragmentation and saturation. 870 more words

Medicine And Me