07 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Conference Objectives: Assess current efforts that address health disparities in Missouri and develop strategies to meet specific population needs. Identify strategies to build inclusive communities, schools and health care systems. Connect people and solutions to explore health equity strategies and successful models for addressing social determinants of health. Morning Keynote Speakers: Title: Health Equity and Ecosystems: Stretching Beyond […]

Continue Reading

10 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Southeast Missouri Health Equity Meeting Set

What does access to health care look like in Southeast Missouri? How are various groups and populations doing when it comes to mental health? These and other topics will be discussed at an upcoming MOHEC regional meeting, Building Health Equity in Southeast Missouri on November 14th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Scheduled for Sikeston at […]

Continue Reading

15 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: The story of U. S. health expenditures

On December 8, 2011, Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute, wrote an interesting editorial. In the editorial, she discussed findings from a recent study comparing United States health expenditures to those of other countries. While not a health disparities editorial, it is highly relevant. Most people interested […]

Continue Reading

15 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Blogging for health

As a doctor and Director of the Center for Health Policy, I spend a lot of time thinking about how we can improve the health and well-being of all Missourians. We face unprecedented challenges today: an uncertain economy, tighter budgets, crises in health due to emergencies, natural and man-made disasters, not to mention an aging […]

Continue Reading

18 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WEBINAR: Looking Upstream: How Income, Education and Racial Inequalities Shape Health

From RWJF: On April 26th the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host a free webinar on the effects that income, education and race have on health. The webinar will address such questions as: How do income and wealth influence health beyond the ability to afford health care? How do experiences based on a person’s race […]

Continue Reading

12 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Myth of Meritocracy and African American Health

Commentary from two professors formerly with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In their essay, the authors discuss how the meritocratic ideology of the American Dream may actually act as a negative health determinant for African Americans.

Continue Reading