The California Endowment’s “Building Healthy Communities” is addressing and eliminating disparities through efforts that change community conditions to become healthier, rather than on a focus on clinical health care coverage.
Achieving health equity means changing the odds for people, rather than expecting people to beat the odds.
A new report from a wide-ranging group of organizations describes threats to the use of science in government decisions regarding public health and recommends steps Congress can take in response.
It’s Lung Cancer Awareness month and Texas Oncology fumbled its prevention message by failing to mention the pollutants that cause many cases of lung cancer.
New research tells us that occupational medicine physicians need and want information to better care for a particular category of diabetic patients: those who work night or rotating shifts.
Last week, two opinion pieces highlighted solutions to the US’s shameful rates of maternal mortality, and the appalling racial disparities in risk of death during and after childbirth.
55 workers have been fatally injured since 2007 after being pulled into a wood chipper. Safety sensors can be installed to reduce the hazard but too few manufacturers and employers have adopted the safer technology.
The New York Times reports this week on the experiences of pregnant employees of XPO Logistics in Memphis. Their doctors recommended no heavy lifting, but the women’s managers refused to accommodate their request. They suffered miscarriages.