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Ingredients for a Healthy Future: One AmeriCorps Member, Two Cups Community Engagement, A Tablespoon of Creativity & Lots of Veggies

By Stephanie Clavijo, Community HealthCorps® Member, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic stands in the heart of the Tenderloin District, a community in San Francisco facing high rates of drug abuse, poverty, and homelessness. 490 more words

Community Healthcorps

Education as a Determinant of Health Inequity

The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels, which are themselves influenced by policy choices.

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Health Care Burdens of People in Deep Poverty

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published this issue brief about the financial condition and health care burdens of people in deep poverty.   240 more words

Health Status Disparities

Reducing pregnancies for teens and poor women = reduction in poverty: reductio ad absurdum?

This New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/science/colorados-push-against-teenage-pregnancies-is-a-startling-success.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2  asks the following question: “If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years… would those women choose them?” The answer?  912 more words

Sexual Health

Health Inequalities in the Americas

In the past decade, most economies in Latin America and the Caribbean have undergone rapid growth, allowing approximately 70 million people to rise out of poverty. 667 more words

Global Health

Health Justice Partnerships

“Disease will not listen to me”

The last time I worked in an emergency department I was eight months pregnant: a hopeful young doctor with a stethoscope round my neck, a bulging belly under my blue scrubs, and a newfound respect for anyone whose job requires them to be on their feet for ten hours a day. 1,317 more words

Poorer, more polluted Toronto neighbourhoods have higher childhood asthma rates: Study

TORONTO — Children living or born in poorer or more polluted Toronto neighbourhoods are more likely to develop childhood asthma, new research suggests.

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