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Unpacking Equity: "Equal" Policies Are Not Always Fair

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (GDPP) at the School of Public Policy and Governance. 778 more words

Public Policy

Puerto Rico’s Public Health Crisis Has Its Roots in a Law Signed 100 Years Ago

In 1917, Woodrow Wilson bestowed on Puerto Ricans a class of U.S. citizenship that was decidedly less than what residents of the mainland enjoyed. It was the start of a long history of inequitable treatment by the U.S. 2,540 more words

Health Equity

Book review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Its been hard, as a Doctor of Nursing Practice student, to blog as often as I would like. Its been even harder to read books as often as I would like. 490 more words

Gender Studies

Cancer Update Conference 2017

An educational event presented by the Champlain Regional Cancer Program! Please feel free to forward this email to others in your group.

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Cancer

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care

By Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD (Senior Research Scientist, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging)

“I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old transgender woman told me recently when I asked what she would do if she needed long-term care. 956 more words

Aging

Why insurance really is a life or death issue, especially for minorities

The following excerpt comes from the article by Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice posted on CNN on October 19,2017.

The study released this week by the American Cancer Society highlighted the significant role health insurance plays in the… 400 more words

Health Disparities

The Imperative for Learning Health Systems to Address Health Literacy

The following excerpt comes from the article by Cindy Brach posted October 11, 2017, on the Prevention Policy Matters Blog at Health.gov.

“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. 428 more words

Health Equity