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Stereotype threat among Black and White women in health care settings.

PsycARTICLES: Jul 2014 The first of its kind, the present experiment applied stereotype threat—the threat of being judged by or confirming negative group-based stereotypes—to the health sciences. Black and White women (N = 162) engaged in a virtual health care situation. In the experimental condition, one’s ethnic identity and negative stereotypes of Black women specifically were made […]

Speaking: Health Disparities Calculator: A Methodologically Rigorous Tool for Analyzing Inequalities in Population Health

American Journal of Public Health: Mar 1, 2014 Historically, researchers and policy planners have selected a single indicator to measure trends in social inequalities. A more rigorous approach is to review the literature and data, select appropriate inequality measures to address the research question, compute results from various indices, and graphically compare resulting trends. The […]

FACT SHEET: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Blog.aids.gov: July 15, 2014 On July 15, 2010, President Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which envisions that “the United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, […]


Ishib: 6/17/14 Objective: To examine the nature of dispar- ities in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control within a sample of Whites and African Americans living in the same social context and with access to the same health care environment. Design: Cross-sectional study Setting: Southwest Baltimore, Maryland Participants: 949 hypertensive African Amer- ican and White adults […]

Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

CDC: July 15, 2014 Abstract Objective—To provide national estimates for indicators of health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access by sexual orientation using data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Methods—NHIS is an annual multipurpose health survey conducted continuously throughout the year. Analyses were based on data collected […]

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

Colorlines: Tuesday, July 15 2014 There’s a big question behind pretty much every health care debate in the U.S.: Why, despite all the money spent on health care (we’re the world’s top spender), are our health outcomes so bad? The U.S. ranks at the bottom of other developed nations. When you look at these outcomes by race, though, you […]


J Am Heart Assoc.: July 2014 Abstract Background All major Hispanic/Latino groups in the United States have a high prevalence of obesity, which is often severe. Little is known about cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among those at very high levels of body mass index (BMI). Methods and Results Among US Hispanic men (N=6547) and women (N=9797), we […]

The Price of NOT Curing Hepatitis C

The Price of NOT Curing Hepatitis C

Phrma: 07.14.14 “Over the next 20 years, total annual medical costs for patients with HCV infection are expected to more than double, from $30 billion to over $85 billion.” Over the past few months, there has been increased focus on the price of a new cure for hepatitis C, with some stakeholders arguing that the country […]

American Indian & Alaska Native Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

American Indian & Alaska Native Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

Familiesusa.org: 7/14/14 Racial and ethnic health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health disparities that afflict American Indians & Alaska Natives in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites). See our infographic series for data about other communities of color. Read More   American Indian […]