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Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Alvin Thomas!

CCHE is pleased to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Alvin Thomas, PhD, on his acceptance to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Eleventh Bi-Annual Symposium taking place at the University of Massachusetts Boston on July 12-13th! 137 more words

The Elephant in the Waiting Room: Survey Data Helps Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

Addressing disparities in healthcare remains an important but difficult issue to tackle, in part due to the uncomfortable nature of discussing racial and ethnic divides. 833 more words

Research

The Health Care System Is Leaving The Southern Black Belt Behind

The following excerpt comes from an article by Anna Maria Barry-Jester on FiveThrityEight.

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Sitting outside of a Starbucks on the corner of a strip mall in Tuscaloosa late last year, Dr. 597 more words

Health Disparities

HCC Adolescent Wellness Interns' Week 3

Our Health Care Connections Adolescent Wellness interns just finished their third week, and the service learning continues. The highlights this week included a chance to reach and educate in the berry fields of Reiter Farms off of River Road. 136 more words

Cultural Competency

Make your voice heard in DC!

Last week, the Senate released their long-anticipated health care reform legislation.  After an initial review of the bill, our concerns were confirmed as it maintains many of the same harmful provisions we opposed in the U.S. 265 more words

Advocacy

My name is Eunice: Poverty and Public Health

This week was my first week of residency orientation. As a part of the orientation we participated in a poverty simulation. We walked into the room we had been sitting in for the last 4 days, but it looked different. 1,397 more words

Defining Health Equity

In May 2017, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report titled “What is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make?” with the purpose “stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about the meaning of health equity and the implications for action within the Culture of Health Action Framework.” In doing so, the authors identify crucial elements to guide effective action. 205 more words

Health Disparities