Despite some early hopes that isolation might protect rural areas of America from the worst of the pandemic, COVID-19 has infiltrated small communities in every corner of the country. And many of those places…
By Corey Meador
A Senate committee will examine the nation’s COVID-19 response through the lens of health disparities on Thursday.
By News Desk
The coronavirus pandemic repeats a truth that communities of color in the United States have been saying for generations: They suffer worse health outcomes compared to white communities, and systemic racism drives those disparities.
By Laura Santhanam
Communities of color have suffered disproportionately throughout the pandemic, and these latest federal data further illustrate the magnitude of those disparities.
By Laura Santhanam
Women in the U.S. are more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than anywhere else in the developed world, according to the Commonwealth Fund. Native American women face some of the highest rates of death, and in Arizona, those disparities…
By Lydia A. Flier, Gabriela Rico, Yamicia D. Connor, STAT News
The death of actor Chadwick Boseman at age 43 is reinvigorating discussions about the rising incidence of colon cancer in young Black people.
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
The presidential election may determine the course of U.S. health care. America's health system is the most expensive in the world, brimming with innovation but also leaving more than 30 million people uninsured. How does it compare to services in…
By PBS NewsHour
As coronavirus cases disproportionately impact communities of color, several local and state officials have declared racism a public health crisis. Rhea Boyd, a public health advocate joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the structural racism in America’s healthcare system and how…
By Stephanie Sy, Zach Fannin
In Alabama, doctors and nurses are seeing record numbers of hospitalizations associated with COVID-19. The state has reported more than 1,300 deaths since the pandemic began. But certain regions and populations within the state are faring far worse than others…
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