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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Posted in disparities, global health, maternal deaths, nonprofits
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RIP Jenny Knauss, Lifelong Activist for Patients,
Women’s Health, and Alzheimer’s Spoken Here


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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


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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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