health equity

The Queer inequities in LGBTQ+ health

LGBTQ+ individuals face an accumulating amount of health inequities when age, race and ethnicity are held constant. As social determinants of health, issues like financial security and fair housing play a large role in the fight for health equity.

Retired or Working, Coronavirus Likely to Doubly Hit Older Americans

COVID-19 is more likely to harm elderly adults. They are also more vulnerable to the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic. In an April data brief, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) studied wealth and income data on adults above the age of 60 throughout the Great Recession. The brief found significant correlations between …

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Our Interconnected Health: Part 2

Given the connections between health and other sectors outlined in Part 1, multi-sector community partnerships and cross-sector policy efforts are key – both to addressing the spread of COVID-19 and its far-reaching consequences, as well as to improving the health of individuals and communities more broadly. 

Health in All Policies

Our Interconnected Health: Part 1

COVID-19 has thrown many things we in public health have long been working on into stark relief for a broader audience: the importance of sufficient public health funding; the role of our physical and social surroundings in determining our health; how policies, systems and environments contribute to health inequities; and (perhaps the most visceral realization) how interconnected we all are – as individuals, communities, organizations and sectors – when it comes to health and well-being. 

Italy Enters Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Response – What Does this Mean for Social Determinants of Health?

Multiple measures in the enormous “Cure Italy” bill, including earning supplements and unemployment benefits for all workers, even the self-employed, special funds for businesses, babysitting vouchers and parental leave for those with young children, tax, loan and mortgage delays, a freeze on firings and emergency nutrition funds for citizens, will be in place until August.

Moment of Trust: How Healthcare Professionals and Systems Can Advance Health Equity

Health inequities in the United States have seemingly been exacerbated during the recent coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, prior to this pandemic, certain groups like low-income families, patients who do not speak English as a primary language and people of color were among the most susceptible to be treated unfairly and lack appropriate access to care and resources.