Policies that Address Gender-based Health Disparities

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) funded community coalitions across the country to address gender-based health disparities, the communities identified and addressed a wide range of concerns, from inadequate walking and biking facilities in Billings, Montana to impacts of trauma in Baltimore.

Presentation on Striving for Health Justice Amid Health Reform Uncertainty

Associate Professor Joel Teitelbaum, who directs the Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program, was invited to present at the Harvard Medical School’s Equity and Social Justice Program on the topic of “Striving for Health Justice Amid Health Reform Uncertainty.” 

Health Policy and Management Professor Contributes to Important Report on Policies to Reduce and Respond to Lead Exposure

Health Policy and Management Research Professor Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH, called upon on her wide-ranging experiences in preventing children’s exposure to lead to help produce an important report aimed at helping spread the word on how to reduce and respond to lead exposures.

ACA Helped Reduce Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage, Commonwealth Fund Analysis Finds

An analysis by the Commonwealth Fund "shows that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance coverage provisions have helped the U.S. make progress toward ensuring that everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity, has access to the health care they need," says Pamela Riley, M.D.  She is the organization’s vice president for delivery system reform and a coauthor of the report.

Among Adults Experiencing Homelessness, Risks Differ for Men, Women, and Transgender Individuals

New study shows 56% of transgender participants had been violently attacked while homeless