1. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013

    Income, education level, sex, race, ethnicity, employment status, and sexual orientation are all related to health and health outcomes for a number of Americans, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The “CDC Health Disparities and...
  2. Children’s Health Coverage on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act

    Georgetown University Center for Children and Families researchers analyzed health insurance data from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey to get a closer look at children’s coverage trends. On the eve of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions, the authors found important lessons from the success...
  3. How Statewide LGB Policies Go From ‘Under Our Skin’ to ‘Into Our Hearts’: Fatherhood Aspirations and Psychological Well-Being Among Emerging Adult Sexual Minority Men

    Young gay men who hope one day to be fathers experience psychological distress brought on by policies that ban same-sex marriage and adoption, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Increasingly, public health researchers are providing evidence to show that these types of policies are linked...
  4. Age, Stress, and Isolation in Older Adults Living with HIV

    Case Western Reserve University researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease. They expected their study to reveal just the opposite. “The younger, newly diagnosed individual may not know anyone in their peer group...
  5. Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities

    This guide defines a set of practice behaviors for social workers to diminish behavioral health and health disparities and promote health equities. These practice behaviors are anchored in the social work competencies as defined in the Council on Social Work Education 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. They were developed...
  6. Resources to Educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities about the Affordable Care Act

    The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has launched Health Care for Me, their new online resource center, packed with tools and materials to help educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities about the health reform law and how they can get covered....