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Breathe! SJR 39 is Defeated

The health of LGBT Missourians is stronger today than in any point in our history. In the wake of the defeat of SJR39, which would add LGBT discrimination into the state constitution by way of a public vote, LGBT Missourians are waking up to a new Missouri. 231 more words

Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

From the article by Mary E. Kennelly, on Health.gov:

When most people go to the doctor’s office, they don’t expect to leave with a referral to see a lawyer. 258 more words

Health Disparities

Location, as a matter of life and death

By Stephanye R. Clarke


Good news: If you’re financially well-off, odds are that you’ll live a long time – no matter where you live… 347 more words

National Minority Health Awareness Month Observed

Although April 5 was observed as Health Equity Day, it’s not too late to reflect on the need to achieve health equity and to take the Health Equity Pledge.  148 more words

Might there be risks of risk-based language?

Six years ago, I wrote a blog reflecting on Diane Wiessinger’s seminal essay, “Watch your language.” “There are no benefits of breastfeeding,” I wrote. 2,566 more words


Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation

On April 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health launched the annual observance of the National Minority Health Month… 297 more words

Health Disparities