Health equity

"When men and boys die too soon ... we all pay a heavy, heavy price," Dr. Wizdom Powell, author of a new report on health disparities in men of color, told HuffPost.
Other activists have already recognized the need to fight for better health care. The Movement for Black Lives is calling
As I get ready to do my civic duty and go to the polls on November 8th, I've been reflecting on some of the great contributions
In the context of a contentious political season, it should not be surprising that much of what the Movement for Black Lives has been calling for has been framed as a polarizing, political agenda, when at much of its core, it is a public health agenda.
How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.
At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week several prominent speakers highlighted the need for universal
As it stands today, African-American women are roughly 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. Even looking at mortality rates - which have decreased for all women in the U.S. since 1990 - the decreases began earlier and are greater for white women than for African-American women.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a landmark action toward reducing health disparities in a long and ongoing struggle to ensure that everyone in this country has an equal opportunity to be healthy.
Drug companies must be held accountable to ensure that treatment is truly accessible to those who need it most. Making a cure available to all is not only the right thing to do, it is necessary to comply with the law, and to prevent the spread of Hepatitis C.
The best way to start that conversation is by listening, which is why we have launched a Public Health 3.0 Listening Tour of communities throughout our country.
Public education strives to provide kids with the tools they need to succeed. Public school students are provided with text
Lack of provider education is only a small piece of the problem that keeps our community from seeking health care and receiving high quality treatment.
How could I even begin to advocate and push the needle of change on the global stage if I am always perceived as a privileged American who will never understand?
The national school meal nutrition standards help ensures kids eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And kids are doing just that -- a Harvard University study found fruit consumption increased 23 percent, and vegetable consumption increased 16 percent after the new nutrition standards were implemented in 2012.
Your zip code, ethnicity and bank balance shouldn't determine your health. The Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America puts us one step closer to balancing the scales and realizing the core mission of the CBC Health Braintrust: Achieving health equity in a generation.
As the pioneering judge of the nation's first specialized Mental Health Court in 1997, I appreciate the challenges of system
Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.
What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.
Health should not be something that can only be accessed by those who have the means to pay for treatment, but should rather be shared by everyone, especially those in fragile economic situations.