Posts Tagged ‘health disparities’
Beware of the small slights in life. Over a lifetime they add up to major loss of health, physical and mental, warns David R. Williams, a professor of public health, sociology and African and African-American studies at Harvard University. For decades Williams has studied the connection between racism and diminished health. Recently his work percolated…Read More
Dr. Martin Luther King on health care equity. It’s related, but different from health equity.
In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King ad-libbed a line in a speech in Chicago to the Medical Committee for Human Rights, saying, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Almost 50 years later, as attention increasingly turns toward shrinking the gap in disease rates and life…Read More
Health disparities – and solutions – examined in depth
In June 2012, I embarked on research to examine the wide disparities in health and longevity between neighborhoods just miles apart. It’s not unusual, especially in urban areas, to find that people living 10 or so miles from each other will have up to a 20-year gap in life expectancy. I reported on this topic…Read More