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New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 28 2014, 11:00AM

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas—and its dire impact.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, Life Cycles of Inequity

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic

by Carla Murphy on July 31 2014, 10:39AM

In a 2-1 vote yesterday, the clinic narrowly missed being shut down

Topics: Health, /NOW

Detroit's Maternal Death Rate Three Times National Average

Detroit’s Maternal Death Rate Three Times National Average

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2014, 4:36PM

Racial health disparities are squarely to blame.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 15 2014, 7:00AM

To fight health inequality, researchers say we need to look at social determinants of health—things like poverty, housing, employment and stress.

Topics: Health

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 1 2014, 3:00PM

On its face there is nothing about this ruling that singles out women of color. But our political and economic realities exacerbate the negative impacts of restrictions on women’s health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby's Favor Over Birth Control

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

by Julianne Hing on June 30 2014, 11:42AM

In a 5-4 ruling.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Politics

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 4:07PM

Autism is marked by myriad racial disparities.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

by Carla Murphy on May 5 2014, 5:46PM

Smokers have six months to quit

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

After Obamacare Enrollment, Three Critical Steps

After Obamacare Enrollment, Three Critical Steps

by LeeAnn Hall on April 9 2014, 12:40PM

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to eliminate health disparities so people of color are no longer living sicker and dying younger. If we do our job, no mother will ever have to choose between paying the rent or taking her sick child to the doctor.

Topics: Health

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

by Imara Jones on April 2 2014, 7:00AM

With its potential to increase wellness and decrease illness among Americans on the economic margins, the long-term effects of the Affordable Care Act could be a big deal for the economic well-being of America’s working poor.

Topics: Economic Justice, Health, Obamacare

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare's Racial Justice Impact

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare’s Racial Justice Impact

by Kai Wright on March 31 2014, 10:12AM

There are at least three crucial, unanswered questions as the first enrollment period ends.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2014, 6:04PM

South Dakota lawmakers show they care about female Asian babies by cracking down on women’s health rights.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

What We've Learned From Obamacare

What We’ve Learned From Obamacare

by Kai Wright on March 26 2014, 7:00AM

The grand experiment of making a market-driven system accessible to the working poor is off to a bad start.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas' Health?

Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas’ Health?

by Dani McClain on March 17 2014, 7:00AM

From cooking tips to domestic violence resources, text messages in Spanish from Únete Latina are helping some of Fresno’s Latinas take good care of themselves.

Topics: Health

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