social determinants of health (SDOH)
Human ResourcesBlack and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII
The pandemic has exacerbated the discrepancies already seen in the country between the wealth and health of Black and Hispanic...
PayerBiden Quietly Transforms Medicaid Safety Net
Biden's efforts ? which have been largely overshadowed by other economic and health initiatives ? represent an abrupt reversal of...
PayerHospitals, Insurers Invest Big Dollars to Tackle Patients' Social Needs
After years of testing, the evidence is mixed that these efforts work.
Clinical CareNurses and Docs at Long Beach Center 'Consider It an Honor' to Care for Migrant Children
The city provides one of more than a dozen temporary homes the federal government has set up for a massive...
NursingNursing School's New Research Hub Seeks to Boost Health Equity for Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
New center builds on Columbia University School of Nursing's long-standing commitment to LGBTQ health.
Clinical CareRetired USAF General Takes Reins at AMA
Harmon replaces outgoing AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth.
Human ResourcesColorado Bill Aims to Give Farmworkers Easier Access to Medical Care
States including Florida, Maryland, Oregon and Wisconsin have guaranteed farmworkers the right to see healthcare providers where they live.
PayerChange to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say
The Advancing Access program offers free medicine to the uninsured.
StrategyLawmakers Pressure Newsom to 'Step Up' on Racism as a Public Health Issue
State Democratic lawmakers are not waiting for Newsom to make a declaration.
Covid-19An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information
A group called Children's Health Defense ? prominent in the anti-vaccine movement ? is promoting its new film, "Medical Racism:...
Covid-19With Roots in Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push for Equity in the Pandemic
States that were slow to use health centers in the vaccine rollout made a mistake that has made it difficult...
StrategyExpanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure says she is not surprised at the robust takeup of ACA insurance since President Joe Biden reopened enrollment...