The Milken Institute School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Managment hosted a Thought Leadership Summit that brought together national health policy and health equity leaders to discuss the imperative for minority health and health disparities in the new administration. Topics included research on health disparities, the future of the ACA, and healthcare management. Panels were moderated by Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist.
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Racial Health Inequities Persist Even Among Very High Income African Americans, LaVeist’s Research Shows
A study led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist investigated racial and ethnic disparities in health status and behaviors among persons with very high income of $175,000 or above per year. His group’s findings, published in Preventive Medicine, revealed health disparities in 10 of 16 health-related outcomes. African Americans were most dissimilar to whites at this income level, compared to other ethnic groups, with disadvantages on 6 health outcomes relative to whites.
LaVeist’s Research Investigates Role of Religion, Other Factors in Coping with Prostate Cancer
The sources that men use and desire when coping with prostate cancer was the topic of a recent publication in the American Journal of Men’s Health by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist. He led a team that investigated the relationship between race, religion, and cancer treatment decisions in African American men compared with white men.
Study Led by LaVeist Documents Disparities Linked to Aging Among African Americans
A study of 619,130 African Americans and whites led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist and published in the Journal of Urban Health identified differences in the two population’s health over time. The research team used data from National Health Interview Surveys from between 2000–2009 and used a mixed models approach to show that the African Americans had a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease across all age groups.