Tag Archives: Disparities

Racism in care leads to health disparities, doctors and other experts say as they push for change – The Washington Post

The protests over the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police have turned attention to other American institutions, including health care, where some members of the profession are calling for transformation of a system they say results in poorer health for black Americans because of deep-rooted racism. “Racism is a public… Read More »

Cancer Care Widens Its Reach Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

April 2019 Print this issue Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Differences in disease rates across the country are striking. People living in rural areas develop lung cancers more often than those in urban areas. African-American men are twice as likely as white men to die of prostate cancer. Hispanic women have the highest cervical cancer rates.… Read More »