Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond
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What can be done to alleviate the deep health disparities in Milwaukee and beyond?
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The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, researchers have demonstrated that socioeconomically disadvantaged patients, in fact, tend to sue physicians less often.
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Education doesn't increase support for affirmative action among whites, minorities

Highly educated whites and minorities are no more likely to support workplace affirmative action programs than are their less-educated peers, according to a new study in the March issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, which casts some doubt on the...
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ACOs And Inequity: Lessons From No Child Left Behind – Health Affairs Blog

ACOs And Inequity: Lessons From No Child Left Behind – Health Affairs Blog | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it

"ACOs do little to address a crucial third issue in the healthcare dilemma—health equity. In fact, they may even exacerbate the problem."

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Frequent Residential Mobility and Young Children’s Well-Being

"February 2012
Child Trends examined a select group of children younger than six from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health who have moved five or more times to understand demographic characteristics and see if they were more likely to have poor physical and/or mental health than similar children who did not experience frequent moves."

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Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Sir Michael Marmot, PhD, talks about the importance of a fair society in leading healthy lives, one of a series of lectures from The Yale School of Medicine Bicentennial Sympo...

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The Value of Federalism in Defining Essential Health Benefits — NEJM

The Value of Federalism in Defining Essential Health Benefits — NEJM | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Value of Federalism in Defining Essential Health Benefits...
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Disparities In White, Black Teen Pregnancies Most Notable In Harsh Economic Climates

Disparities In White, Black Teen Pregnancies Most Notable In Harsh Economic Climates | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it

"While researchers have long set to determine if there is a tie between race and teenage pregnancy, according to a new study, equating black teenagers with the problem of teenage pregnancy is a misrepresentation of todays' reality."

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Study examines role of bilingualism in children's development

A Canadian study looked at monolingual and bilingual six year-olds on three verbal tasks and one nonverbal task of executive control. The study found that different factors were responsible for the language- and non-language-related outcomes of bilingualism than found in previous research. This study is also unique in that it controlled for other factors that are often associated with bilingualism, including differences in culture, socioeconomic status, immigration history, and language.

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Children’s Health and the Achievement Gap

Children’s Health and the Achievement Gap | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
“Healthier students are better learners.” This was the message that Charles E. Basch, a professor education at Teachers College, Columbia University, delivered at a recent Boston Public Schools...
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2012 HELI Registration | UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research

The third annual UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) will be held June 10-15, 2012 on our beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Registrations due February 24, 2012.

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Study reveals new wrinkle in growing US health gap

"A new study has found, for the first time, that health disparities have grown dramatically among people in the same socioeconomic groups – often times more than the disparities have grown between groups."

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Cuts to mental health funding leaving the most vulnerable behind : The Pump Handle

When states cut their mental health budgets, someone still ends up paying -- either to treat those who need it, or to address the impacts of untreated mental illness.
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Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020

Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020 | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
What might the geography of blue-collar work look like in the next decade?
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So much for “everyone can get care in an emergency room” | The Incidental Economist

We've long argued this meme isn't true.But now it's explicitly false: Last year, about 80,000 emergency-room patients at hospitals owned by HCA, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, left without treatment after being told they would have to first pay $150 because they did not have a true emergency.
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Pilot health project aims to improve care for uninsured - JSOnline

Pilot health project aims to improve care for uninsured - JSOnline | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
Bruce Weiss describes his work as a volunteer physician at the Bread of Healing Clinic as rewarding and frustrating.
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NCCP | Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2010

NCCP | Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2010 | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
Children represent 24 percent of the population. Yet, they comprise 34 percent of all people in poverty. 1 Among all children under 18, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (21 percent) live in poor families. Winding up in a low-income or poor family does not happen by chance. Parental employment, parental education, family structure and other variables each play an important role in predicting the likelihood that a child will endure economic hardship.
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Air Pollution Tied to Stroke, Cognitive Slide

"Airborne pollution can have serious consequences for the brain and the heart even at typical levels of exposure, according to the results of two studies published in the Feb. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine."

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Examining State-Level Patterns in Teen Childbearing: 1991-2009

"This Research Brief uses state-level data to examine declines in the teen birth rate over 19 years, from 1991 to 2009, including the uptick in 2006 and 2007. Findings suggest substantial variation in the teen birth rate across states, (ranging across states from 16 to 64 births per 1,000 15-19 year-old females in 2009) and also in the amount of decline over this timeframe."

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Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits — NEJM

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Fair Enough?
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Study finds residence in US a risk factor for preterm birth

"In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that duration of stay in the United States is associated with increased risk of preterm birth for Hispanic women."

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Report: A Decrease In Teen Pregnancies, But Disparities Remain – Capsules - The KHN Blog

"The good news: Teen pregnancies are at their lowest rate in nearly 40 years, resulting in fewer abortions and births, according to data from the Guttmacher Institute. The bad news: While overall rates have dropped, there is still a major gap among white, Hispanic and black teenagers. Non-Hispanic white teen pregnancy rates fell by 50 percent from their peak; Hispanic teen pregnancy rates, 37 percent; black teen pregnancy rates, 48 percent."

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Impact of Electronic Health Records on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Blood Pressure Control at US Primary Care Visits

Impact of Electronic Health Records on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Blood Pressure Control at US Primary Care Visits | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that black and white patients experience similar levels of blood pressure if they visit a doctor who uses electronic health records (EHR) with clinical decision support (CDS).
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Health Equity and Prevention Primer - Earn CHES Credits thru July 12, 2012

Health Equity and Prevention Primer - Earn CHES Credits thru July 12, 2012 | Health Disparities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond | Scoop.it
The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) was developed to serve as an online learning tool, consisting of an equity-focused curriculum and collection of resources to build the knowledge and capacity of practitioners to incorporate health equity into their work. The Primer is comprised of seven brief, interactive presentations along with selected publications, tools, and other resources focused on health equity.
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Lessons From San Francisco: Health Impact Assessments Have Advanced Political Conditions For Improving Population Health

"In San Francisco, the use of health impact assessments has not only produced evidence to inform health policy decision making but has also contributed to the political conditions needed to achieve optimal population health."

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