Tag Archives: racial

Town halls at Penn State College of Medicine reveal the same racial tensions that plague the nation | Opinion – pennlive.com

On May 29th, 2020, four days after the killing of George Floyd, we received a message from a Black medical student at the Penn State College of Medicine on the Hershey campus. She said she was scared. The administration, she told us, hadn’t offered her any support. She was finding it hard to focus. Her… Read More »

A Data-Driven Approach to Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care Outcomes – Harvard Business Review

GIPhotoStock/Getty Images We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. It is now well-known that the Covid-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous, and other disadvantaged communities in the United States. Yet in the mist of the… Read More »

To begin addressing racial bias in medicine, start with the skin – STAT – STAT

“Until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes.” — Bob Marley, “War” Racial inequity in the U.S. health system is, in many ways, far deadlier than police violence. The failures of the health care industry to appropriately care for Black patients are well-documented, resulting in… Read More »

Can Applesauce Help Close The Racial Health Gap? No, Wait, Hear This Chef Out – NPR

Enlarge this image Chef Tunde Wey uses food as a tool for social justice. His company, BabyZoos, aims to use profits from the sale of applesauce to hospitals to fund ventures that create more economic opportunities for African Americans in an effort to close racial wealth — and health — gaps. L. Kasimu Harris for… Read More »

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »