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White Deaths May Be Up, But That is Only Part of the Story

Experts who attribute a rise in the deaths of white people in recent years to economic “despair” might be missing the forest for the trees, according to Dornsife School of Public Health Dean… 599 more words

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Minority Physician Spotlight: Dr. Jaysson Brooks

Multiple studies have shown that minorities prefer and open up more to minority physicians. Most of you also know that one of the goals of this blog is to encourage minorities to insert themselves into the healthcare system. 1,101 more words

THE TOOLKIT: Addressing Racism, Silence, and Privilege in Higher Education and Healthcare

(Every once in a while, I love to have someone else take over the blog for the week and elaborate on their own personal contributions to healthcare and minority health in general. 690 more words

Study Abroad? Try Working Abroad

As a campus tour guide, I receive all kinds of questions about the study abroad opportunities our school offers. Fortunately we have numerous programs that take our students to another country. 766 more words

Minority and Diaspora Health

The aftermath of  lead poisoning in Flint (MI; USA) and the Grenfell Tower fire (London, UK) that disproportionally affected minority individuals, underscore the need to address the factors which causes adverse health in minority populations particularly those in the diaspora. 46 more words

Indiana Black Barbershops Provide Perfect Place for Minority Men's Health Screenings

Across the board, men are seeking fewer services regarding their physical and mental health which leads to increased numbers of undetected, yet preventable and treatable, diseases such as prostate and colorectal cancer. 598 more words


Remembering black public health champions and the challenge of closing health disparities gap

By Sarah Reinhardt

(Black PR Wire) In April of 1915, Booker T. Washington proposed “National Negro Health Week,” recognizing that “without health and long life, all else fails.” His idea gradually evolved into observing the month of April as National Minority Health Month to raise awareness and eventually help eliminate the health disparities facing racial and ethnic minorities. 603 more words