Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned

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Health Disparities and Health Equity Champions Recognized at Xavier Health Disparities Conference

[Newswire.com, March 14, 2017] — The College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana will present awards to recognize research excellence and special acknowledgements during the 10th Anniversary Health Disparities Conference. The awards will be presented during the John Ruffin Lecture and Awards Ceremony on March 17 in New Orleans. Dr. Norman C. Francis, president emeritus of Xavier University of Louisiana, will provide the annual lectureship during which awardees will be recognized for their outstanding work towards eliminating health disparities and increasing health equity…read more »

Most Clinical Trials Have A Glaring Flaw Before They Even Begin

[The Huffington Post] — Black Americans are almost twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes as white Americans, but they are much less likely to be included in studies that test the safety and efficacy of diabetes medication. “The burden of diabetes and its complications falls unfairly on minorities, yet they are underrepresented in major clinical trials of new therapies and devices,” said Dr. David Kerr, an endocrinologist and author of an article published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology in January…read more »

2016 Annual Report: Years of Positive Health Gains in the United States Threatened by Rise in Cardiovascular and Drug Deaths

[America's Health Rankings] — As the nation celebrates encouraging progress on key indicators of health, the report highlights serious challenges for the country that are eroding hard-won health gains. This year, the rates of cardiovascular and drug deaths increased nationally and the prevalence of obesity remained high…read more »

PPS Releases New Report, “The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking”read more »

NIH establishes new research program to address health disparities of chronic diseasesread more »

Generation Public Healthread more »

Disparities in Health Risks: Clinical Trials Don't Accurately Reflect Diversity in the USread more »

America's Health Rankings: 2015 Annual Reportread more »

A Holistic Approach to Cancer Health Disparitiesread more »

Paxson ‘Unpacks’ Racial Health Disparitiesread more »

Aggressively Lowering Blood Pressure Saves Lives, Study Findsread more »

NIMHD welcomes new members to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparitiesread more »

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