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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated America’s inequities, as illustrated by this ProPublica report from Milwaukee. “Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems…

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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

While racial differences in health care outcomes are due to differences in health behaviors, education and income, mistrust of the health care system by African Americans and other People of Color also plays a role.  Austin Frakt describes racism in…

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Crucial Conversations: Black Women’s Maternal Health and Domestic Violence, November 22, 2019

On Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at Kean University (215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ), the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence is presenting a free community conversation addressing the intersections of healthcare and domestic…

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City of Madison declares racism a public health crisis

The city of Madison signed on to a statewide resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis Tuesday.  “’I’m glad that someone is recognizing it as a health issue. . . .’ said Alexander Gee Jr., the president and founder…

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The Lancet: Police killings of unarmed black Americans impact mental health of wider black American population

EurekaAlerts highlights a reported study in Lancet. “Police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general population, according to a new population-based study. . . . In a linked…

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