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PolicyLink: Opening Video from 2015 Equity Summit featuring Mayda del Valle

Here is the amazing opening video from the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit, featuring Mayda del Valle:

Health Care Reform

Fund commits $100 Million to New Funding for Affordable Housing, Health Care

In early November, the Healthy Futures fund — a collaboration of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Morgan Stanley and The Kresge Foundation — announced that after fully funding the pilot initiative started in 2013, it would provide another $100 million to finance affordable housing development, community health centers, and local services that address the social determinants of health in high-poverty areas. 61 more words

Health Disparities

Study: Inequitable Use of Patient Portals May Widen Health Disparities

A recent study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, “Disparities in Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Use in Nephrology Clinics,” the sociodemographic characteristics of patients receiving care from any of four University of Pittsburgh affiliated nephrology clinics between January 2010 and December 2012. 173 more words

Health Disparities

Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education

The latest issue of ASHE Higher Education Report is on racism! The following topics are covered:

  • Racial Frameworks in Higher Education
  • Historical and Contemporary Racial Contexts…

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Health Disparities

Estimates of Eligibility for ACA Coverage among the Uninsured by Race and Ethnicity

In mid-October, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released an analysis estimating the eligibility for assistance for uninsured, non-elderly in the US under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 138 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

Social Determinants and Health Equity

Access to healthcare and well designed healthcare delivery systems are only part of the solution for improving population health. Broader approaches addressing social, economic and environmental factors that affect health are also needed. 69 more words

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Reducing Errors for Patients with Limited English

When an untrained interpreter helps a patient communicate with his/her healthcare provider, errors in medical interpretation are common. However, the error rate is cut in half when a trained medical interpreter is used reports a study recently published in the journal… 131 more words

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