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Air Pollution Exposure Greater for Minorities

12 hours 12 min ago
A report presented by Lara P. Clark, et al, titled “National Patterns in Environmental Injustice and Inequality: Outdoor NO2 Air Pollution in the United States”  indicates a disparity in exposure to air pollution, specifically regarding nitrous oxide exposure, among nonwhites compared to whites.  This disparity is greater between nonwhites and whites than it is between […]

Florida’s Direct File Harms Youth

16 hours 57 min ago
The Human Rights Watch Report “Branded for Life:  Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults” explains that although most US states do not allow direct file (sending juvenile offenders straight to adult court with no intermediary hearing), Florida continues to charge juveniles as adults more than any other state.  Over 60% of those charges are for nonviolent […]

More Americans Get Covered in States Embracing ACA

April 17, 2014 - 5:08pm
According to the Gallup poll released yesterday, the uninsured rate is dropping faster in states that have fully embraced the Affordable Care Act.  The uninsured rate among adults 18 years and older in the 21 states (including Washington, DC) that set up their own healthcare exchanges and expanded Medicaid, have dropped 2.5%.  The 29 states […]

EVENT: Arkansas Minority Health Summit- April 18th

April 17, 2014 - 10:29am
Host: Arkansas Minority Health Commission Location: 900 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202 Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM   Join public health leaders from around the country for a full day of activities designed to provide learning opportunities about new and emerging trends focused on health […]

Are you really healthy? Disparity in self-rated and physical health

April 17, 2014 - 2:37am
  What can be said of perceptions around being healthy in the African American community? A new study published in the journal Ethnicity & Disease showed a discrepancy between self-rated health and physical health in the African American community. The study analyzed data retrieved from 1,200 individuals in the Faith, Activity and Nutrition program. This program […]

SAVE THE DATE! Minority Health Twitter Chat April 23 @ 1PM ET

April 16, 2014 - 4:41pm
REACH Minority National Organizations Twitter Chat As part of National Minority Health Month, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will host a Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 23, at 1:00pm EST to engage and educate key stakeholders on strategies that alleviate chronic disease disparities. The chat will feature the six REACH Minority National […]

Happy Emancipation Day DC!

April 16, 2014 - 4:02pm
Click here for a list of events this week, commemorating Washington, D.C. ending slavery. And listen here to Joint Center Interim President and CEO, Spencer Overton, on NewsOneNow discuss Senator Jim DeMint’s recent comments on the government’s role in freeing the slaves. Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it […]

INFOGRAPHIC- African American Health Disparities Compared to Whites

April 16, 2014 - 11:18am
New infographic by Families USA shows the health disparities experienced by African American communities compared to non-Hispanic whites.     Morgan McLeod is the Program Assistant and New Media Strategist at the Joint Center Tagged: African American, health

Addressing STEM Disparities for the Future

April 15, 2014 - 12:50pm
Although the field of technology continues to grow, there is a shortage of qualified technology professionals.  In the publication Stem Urgency, researchers Joseph S. Miller and Dr. John H. Horrigan recommend an improvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs in order to address this shortage and to address the disparity in minority representation […]

W.K. Kellogg’s New Racial Equity Resource Guide

April 15, 2014 - 11:14am
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has created a comprehensive and interactive Racial Equity Resource Guide that includes hundreds of practical resources including articles, organizations, research, books, media strategies and training curricula aimed at helping organizations and individuals working to achieve racial healing and equity in their communities. The website allows users to customize their own package of […]

Stressful environments have genetic implications for African American boys

April 15, 2014 - 10:32am
A study conducted at Princeton University has shown there is a link between the social environment and health.   African American boys who grow up in disadvantaged communities are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a section of DNA that shrinks with age, compared to their advantaged peers. Telomeres protect the end of chromosomes from […]

Toolkit for Community Action to End Health Disparities

April 14, 2014 - 5:19pm
The National Partnership for Action To End Health Disparities was developed with the mission of mobilizing and connecting individuals and organizations across the country to create a nation in which all people have a chance to reach their full health potential. This National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action will help individuals, communities and […]

Joint Center Partners with C&NN to Address Racial Inequities in Access to Green Space

April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
The Joint Center today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Joint Center’s Place Matters Initiative and The Children & Nature Network (C&NN), to improve the health outcomes for all communities by using the knowledge and expertise of each organization’s network of community leaders to promote access to green space. The goals of […]

Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders face challenges in healthcare, housing security, and employment

April 14, 2014 - 10:04am
(credit: Asian Americans Advancing Justice) The Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community is among one the fastest growing populations within the United States. Similar to African American and Latino communities, AANHPI community also has disparities in healthcare, employment, and house security. AANHPI is a community of different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and backgrounds. […]

“Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline” hypothesis grounded in research

April 11, 2014 - 2:17am
The topic of marginalization of Black children, especially Black male children, in the U.S. education system is one that has recently garnered public attention. It is commonly known that the treatment of children in early childhood has major implications for their development and trajectory into adolescent and even adulthood. The “preschool-to prison pipeline” paradigm for […]

EVENT: NABJ Conference on Health, Health Policy and Health Inequities

April 10, 2014 - 12:13pm
Today, the National Association of Black Journalists host their 2014 Conference on Health, Health Policy and Health Inequities. The goal of this conference is to provide print, broadcast and multimedia journalists with tools to effectively report on the impact of health care reform and health policy on underserved communities. Joint Center Vice President and Director […]

State Of Black America 2014 Panel: How To Address Academic Disparity

April 10, 2014 - 10:27am
Originally posted on News One:
With the release of the National Urban League‘s 38th annual State Of Black America Report, a panel discussion involving key figures of NUL opens up an examination of the finer points of the report’s findings and what steps need to be taken to move the economic needle forward for people of color. Jeff Johnson sat…

Arise News- Restrictions on Voting

April 10, 2014 - 10:05am
Arise Review – 06/04 – Headline – ARISE NEWS – London, New York, Johannesburg – Every Culture, Every Angle. Joint Center Interim President and CEO, Spencer Overton, discusses restrictive voter ID laws on Arise News with Julian Phillips. “In Texas, you can vote using a gun permit, but you can not vote using a state […]

Food Justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health Webinar

April 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Food Justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m. EDT For National Public Health Week, APHA will host a webinar tomorrow on the importance of access to healthy food. Speakers will include Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, APHA president-elect, and Cecilia Martinez, PhD, of the Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy. Follow […]

Bringing Implicit Biases to Light through Education

April 9, 2014 - 12:14pm
  Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity explains in its second issue of State of the Science, implicit biases lead to preconceptions that negatively impact minorities’ experiences.  In response, institutions of higher learning are promoting awareness of implicit biases and the unintentional discrimination.  Schools are focusing on the impact of […]