15 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Health Equity for All Missourians: Put Data Into Action

Health Equity For All Missourians, Put Data Into Action When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Where: Guadalupe Center (1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO 64108) UPDATE: Presentations are available below! Healthy Equity for All Missourians: African-American and Hispanic Health Disparities in Missouri , Ryan Barker: Health Policy, Missouri Foundation […]

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15 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

African American & Hispanic Health Equity in Missouri

The Missouri Foundation for Health and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative are pleased to invite leaders from communities throughout Missouri to a forum to promote collaborative health equity interventions across sectors. Join us for this opportunity to network, learn the latest disparity data, and hear from leaders in the field, including promising interventions! Confirmed Speakers: […]

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20 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A new roadmap to train America’s health care workforce

America is ever evolving, becoming increasingly more multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual. Thus preparing America’s health care workforce to effectively communicate, facilitate and treat a diverse range of patients will go far in improving health care outcomes and reducing health disparities. To this end, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Schools […]

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11 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader

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03 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Tackling inequity through a Photovoice project on the social determinants of health :Translating Photovoice evidence to community action

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03 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Geography of Diabetes in London, Canada: The Need for Local Level Policy for Prevention and Management

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Why reduce health inequalities?

Why reduce health inequalities?

It is well known that social, cultural and economic factors cause substantial inequalities in health. Should we strive to achieve a more even share of good health, beyond improving the average health status of the population? We examine four arguments for the reduction of health inequalities.1 Inequalities are unfair. Inequalities in health are undesirable to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Metal contamination of sediments and soils of Bayou Saint John: a potential health impact to local fishermen?

Metal contamination of sediments and soils of Bayou Saint John: a potential health impact to local fishermen?

This research examines the pattern of sediment contamination of an urban bayou of New Orleans (formerly a natural waterway) and the potential for human exposure from consumption of fish caught in the bayou. Sediments and soils of Bayou Saint John were evaluated for lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and cadmium (Cd). Sediment cores were collected at […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Empowerment to reduce health disparities

Empowerment to reduce health disparities

This article articulates the theoretical construct of empowerment and its importance for health-enhancing strategies to reduce health disparities. Powerlessness is explored as a risk factor in the context of social determinants, such as poverty, discrimination, workplace hazards, and income inequities. Empowerment is presented and compared with social capital and community capacity as strategies to strengthen […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The socio-economics of asthma

The socio-economics of asthma

Is it healthy to be wealthy? The answer to this simple but provocative question can be found in a wide variety of published studies, which evaluate the socio-economic equity of healthcare and the socio-economic impact of diseases. Studies have focused on avoidable mortality, race and ethnicity, environment and access to healthcare services, and many found […]

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