“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.
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.