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

GW HPM Hosts Thought Leadership Summit: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Minority Health and Healthcare in the New Administration

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.

Janet Phoenix Presents at National League of Cities Conference

Assistant Research Professor Janet A. Phoenix gave a presentation on “Health and Housing” as part of a panel moderated by Research Professor Katherine Horton at the National League of Cities conference held in Washington, DC, on March 11.

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.