1. Enhancing and Diversifying the Nation’s Health Care Workforce

    A new report by the Texas Health Institute, Enhancing and Diversifying the Nation’s Health Care Workforce, examines 19 workforce provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which are key to advancing racial and ethnic equity in the health care system. Population of focus: Hospitals, Clinics, Health centers Link to resource: The Affordable...
  2. Racism Takes a Toll on Kids’ Mental Health

    Being a victim of racism may trigger poor mental health, depression and anxiety in children and teens, according to a new review. The report, published in the October issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine, looked at 461 cases of links between racism and the health and well-being of youngsters....
  3. Free iPad App, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” by National Library of Medicine

    To give those who can’t travel to Bethesda, Maryland to see it in person a lively virtual experience, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new, free iPad app that captures the contents of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, currently on display....
  4. How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap: Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

    In the past decade lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people have made rapid progress in winning and securing equal rights. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C. now give same-sex couples at least some of the same rights afforded to heterosexual married couples. Even more states offer nondiscrimination protections based...