Forty public health scholars recently filed a public health “friend of the court” amicus brief in support of three Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries who are challenging the state’s Medicaid work requirements. The group included six Deans and Associate Deans at schools of public health, public policy and public administration.
New Research Sheds Light on Health Disparities
Five recent publications by Thomas LaVeist, PhD, offer new insights into equity and health, a topic for which he is known as a national and global leader.
Widely Published Observations about Health Disparities 50 Years After the Death of Martin Luther King
“Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” observed Martin Luther King in 1966. An article published in the Washington Post and more than 150 other news outlets marking the 50th anniversary of King’s death included observations about continuing health disparities across the U.S.
Training Leaders to Ensure Equity in the Health Workforce
The 16 professionals from around the world who were selected as 2018 Leaders in Health Equity recently began their fellowships with a trip to Washington, DC. During the two weeks they spent in the U.S. capital they began enhancing their abilities to advance health workforce equity.
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.