Category Archives: disparities

Nursing Homes for People of Color:
Still Segregated, Still Unequal

Tweet If Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today, he would be 86. If he was like many elderly black Americans, he might well end up in a nursing home ranked lower in quality and with less well-trained nursing staff … Continue reading

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5 Wild Healthcare Stories Happening Right Now

Tweet In my journal of “healthcare is going to hell in a handbasket” this week, I’ve got a few items that will either make you laugh or cry. Hopefully, after that, you’ll mobilize yourself to fight for equity in health … Continue reading

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Healthcare System Fail: Let’s Get Serious About Disparities

Tweet AKA The Billie Holiday Blues on Christmas: A Friend Gets Tertiary Level Care at a Low-Quality Hospital It’s the day before Christmas and I’ve been involved in a medical crisis that nobody ever wants to face. Someone I know, … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Donations Help World’s Poor Get Basic Health

Tweet Patient POV tends to take up issues concerning American healthcare policy and patients in the United States. But we’ve just had a national election and the American public clearly rejected steps backward in healthcare. Considering that this is the … Continue reading

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RIP Jenny Knauss, Lifelong Activist for Patients,
Women’s Health, and Alzheimer’s Spoken Here

Tweet Before many of us heard the expression “patient-centered care,” Jenny Knauss was out front on the issue in the US, the UK, and in Africa. Ever the radical, she was a tireless advocate for reproductive rights, women’s health, and … Continue reading

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Health Disparities and Behavior Change:
A Plea to Stop the Attack Ads

Tweet The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene takes on a poor, white, single-mom, smoker in a harsh black-and-white tv spot. An off-camera announcer essentially tells her to quit smoking or risk leaving her children without a parent. That’s … Continue reading

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